On this day in 1913 a German acrobat named Otto Witte claimed to have been crowned king of Albania. According to Witte he impersonated the preferred candidate for the kingship of the newly independent country and was crowned by Albanian troops and enjoyed the use of a royal harem for almost a week before his ruse was discovered and he fled the country. Witte's claim, although believed to be true for many years is now thought to have been bogus as the lad had a habit of telling tall stories like this (you can see more on his wikipedia page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Otto_Witte ).
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Talking about acrobats here's a good trick if you can pull it off: