As part of a divorce agreement in the 1920s, a man had to build a house for his ex-wife. But the agreement didn’t say where the house had to be located, so he built it on a salt marsh and used salt water for the plumbing.
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Edward VIII is one of the shortest-reigning monarchs in British history with a reign of only 11 months. He abdicated the throne because the British government did not approve him of marrying a divorced woman. Edward VIII married her and remained married until his death.