Near the end of President Andrew Jackon's final term, he was gifted a 1,400lb wheel of cheese. After fermenting for more than a year, Jackson invited anyone and everyone to come and eat it at the white house. 10,000 people showed up, and every single one of them became drunk with cheese.
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Once bitter enemies, Henry VIII of England and Francis I of France decided to ally themselves in 1520. They did so by throwing an excessively elaborate party. It lasted three weeks, and it ended when Henry lost a playful wrestling match between himself and Francis. He was such a sore loser that he allied himself with Francis' enemy, the Holy Roman Empire. Such fickle, petty world leaders they were.
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When Alexander the Great finally conquered Persepolis, the unattainable crown jewel, he naturally threw an orgy-rific party. One thing led to another, and he ended up burning the city down in the name of Greece, per the suggestion of a random girl he was talking to. Man oh man was he embarrassed when he woke up the next day.
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in 1694, a man named Admiral Edward Russell threw a party for sailors only. In order to quench their thirst, he filled a fountain with 250 gallons of brandy, 125 gallons of wine, 1,400 pounds of sugar, 2,500 lemons, 20 gallons of lime juice, and five pounds of nutmeg. It took 5,000 sailors a full week to finish this most epic batch of jungle juice.
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For the real Captain Henry Morgan, adventure and partying went hand in hand. He and his crew would prepare for their impending adventure by mapping out the route and rationing out supplies over a bowl of rum punch. When that was gone, the real party would begin.
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