History facts

A U-Boat Submarine Sunk By A Toilet Malfunction

Reading Time: 2 minutes U-1206 was one of the late war boats equipped with a new deep water, high pressure toilet that allowed it to be used while running in deep waters. It was a sophisticated setup and required special technicians who were trained to operate them. On 14 April, 1945, U1206 was cruising 61m (200 feet) below the …

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Lyndon B Johnson Almost Shot By Secret Service

Reading Time: 2 minutes November 22, 1963, is a day that has gone down in history as the day US president John Fitzgerald Kennedy lost his life by an assassins bullet. Do you know though, that America nearly lost two presidents within a 24 hour period? Newly sworn in president, Lyndon Baines Johnson was almost shot by the Secret …

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Austrian Battle of Karansebes 1788 – the Dumbest Battle Ever

Reading Time: 3 minutes The Austrian Battle Of Karansebes in 1788 has to go down in history as one of the dumbest battles in history, ever. The battle resulted in the Austrians inflicting defeat on themselves, and it wasn’t a civil war either, they were at war with the Ottoman Turkish Empire. We are often amused with bizarre news …

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George Washington Owes $300,000 in Overdue Library Fine

Reading Time: 2 minutes   George Washington owes one library money, a lot of money from a fine. The George Washington library fine as it is known, was a result of some long overdue books. Who doesn’t know who George Washington was? Hardly anyone. He was the leader of the Rebel army during the American War of Independence and …

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The Bald-Hairy Theory of Russian Leaders

Reading Time: 2 minutes Talk about a rare coincidence. This fact is somewhat of a joke among the people of Russia as it has been ongoing for nearly 200 years. It even has a name, the bald-hairy theory of Russian leaders. Since the reign of  Tsar Nicholas I in 1825, every Russian leader has been either bald (or in …

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Napoleon’s Penis is in New Jersey

Reading Time: 2 minutes Well, this is awkward. Where to go from here with a title like that. Maybe we should recap with a bit of history and work our way to why and how Napoleon’s Penis is in New Jersey. After Napoleon was defeated at the Battle of Waterloo he was exiled to the British island of St. Helena. …

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1561 Nuremberg Space Battle

Reading Time: 2 minutes Perhaps the most famous of all UFO sightings and experiences would be that of the UFO sighting and apparent crash on a ranch near Roswell, New Mexico, USA on July 7, 1947. On that occasion, what has been described as an unidentified airborne object was observed by several witnesses, and this object crashed. The United …

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Paul Kern, the Man Who Didn’t Sleep for 40 Years

Reading Time: 2 minutes Sleep deprivation. Parents of newborn babies know the trauma all too well, and some military forces and covert government agencies use the deprivation of sleep as a tool for torture. While most of us can go for a few days without sleeping, when we do many of our functional abilities become extremely disadvantaged. Some people …

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The First American Slave Owner Was Black

Reading Time: 2 minutes Without a doubt one of the darkest chapters in American history would be that of slavery. Slaves, who were black people from Africa, were bought and sold like cattle, and forced to work their entire life for their owners. There was no limitation on age or gender or the hours they would work. But slavery …

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