I am not exactly a Twinkie fan. I moved to the USA in my mid-twenties and so I hadn't acquired a taste for them. And most likely never will (although I did try a deep-fried Twinkie recently...not bad, considering).
Over 130,000 Americans died from smallpox during the War of Independence. Documents released by the National Archives show evidence that the British may have used smallpox as an insidious biological weapon against the colonists. [more]