History facts

Ancient Romans Used Urine As A Mouthwash, Toothpaste And Laundry Detergent

Reading Time: 2 minutes This sounds absolutely delicious, like a recipe from a terrible restaurant or something that Bear Grylls has devised. The ancient Romans used urine as mouthwash, toothpaste and laundry detergent. Now I’m not normally one to pass judgement on someone, but gee wiz. Could you have imagined paying them a visit? Sure, they were regarded as a …

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Sunandha Kumariratana, The Queen Of Thailand, Drowned While Her Subjects Watched Because They Were Forbidden To Touch Her

Reading Time: 2 minutes In 1880, Sunandha Kumariratana, the queen of Thailand, drowned helplessly as her able bodied subjects simply watched from safety. This surely has to be one of the oddest things for a person to do. It’s part of our basic instinct to help someone who is in imminent danger. Yet Sunandha Kumariratana, the queen of Thailand drowned. So why …

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Top 10 List of Unbelievable Firsts in History

Reading Time: 13 minutes Now it’s time for our list of firsts in history. There has to be a first in everything, right? From the first drivers licence, to the first DUI, someone has to hold the distinction of being the first. Sometimes being first can be a treasure, something worth admiration, but every now and then being first …

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The Allies Had A Plot To Give Hitler Estrogen

Reading Time: 3 minutes This little plan that was hatched during WWII comes right out of a Get Smart episode. I would say a James Bond film, but that franchise is far too serious for such a hairbrained scheme.  As it turns out, the Allies had a plot to secretly give Hitler estrogen. This was a serious plan that could …

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Attila The Hun Died Of A Nosebleed

Reading Time: 2 minutes Of all of the ways in which to go, this would have to be one of the less ceremonial ways, especially for a ruler renowned for his leadership and ferocity. The scourge of Rome in the 5th century, Attila the Hun died of a nosebleed. This kind of reminds me of the episode in the …

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Real Pirate Treasure Maps Have Never Existed

Reading Time: 3 minutes If you were rummaging through antique stores, and grans old collectibles hoping to find some real pirate treasure maps, please cease and desist. You could really be wasting a lot of your time, and there’s a real good reason for stopping too. You see, real pirate treasure maps have never existed. Not even once in all …

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England Banned Christmas In 1647

Reading Time: 3 minutes I have only one phrase to describe this action. Bah humbug. England banned Christmas in 1647! That’s right, a Christian country which was under the rule of possibly the most puritan leadership that the country has ever experienced, banned one of the most holy days on the Christian calendar. What was their deal? Were they secretly …

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Shakespeare’s Clay Pipe Showed Evidence Of Crack, Weed And Acid

Reading Time: 2 minutes Well this explains a lot. All those years struggling to comprehend his messed up tragedies, unfunny comedies and complex dialogue suddenly makes perfect sense. It seems entirely possible that the reason for his plays, which are a favorite for evil literary and English teachers the world over, were so complex is because he may have …

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Napoleon Bonaparte Had A Role In Canned Food Being Invented

Reading Time: 3 minutes Napoleon Bonaparte had a significant role to play in the invention of canned food. While the self appointed Emperor often affectionately called the Little Corporal by his soldiers may not have directly invented the system of preserving food, he had apart in it coming into fruition. Well let me start by saying that there is …

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Hitler Wanted To Kill The Three Stooges

Reading Time: 2 minutes Adolf Hitler wanted to kill the Three Stooges. While it wouldn’t be completely unexpected to see the infamous German dictator wanting yet more people killed, this itself was a really unique wish. On one side there was a madman dictator who practically controlled all of Western Europe and seemed infinitely powerful, and on the other …

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