Ripley's Believe It or Not by Ripley’s Believe It or Not! for October 10, 2014
I said no... And I mean no umbrellas!!!! At the Battle of Bayonne in 1813, the Duke of Wellington banned his officers from carrying umbrellas before the enemy because they look ridiculous and un-military. Drinks... Or else!! Fyodor Romodanovsky, the head of the Russian secret police under Tsar Peter the Great, untrained bears to serve guests drawing peppered alcohol at his parties- and attack them if they didn't drink it! Mustache transplants are popular in Turkey!