History facts

How Many People Have Lived on Earth

Reading Time: 2 minutes Have you ever wondered how many people have lived on Earth and if the number of dead outnumber that of the living? When Arthur C Clarke wrote 2001: A Space Odyssey in 1968 he included this sentence, “Behind every man now alive stand 30 ghosts, for that is the ratio by which the dead outnumber the …

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High Heels Were Originally Made For Men

Reading Time: 2 minutes Well here’s something that I was surprised to learn. High heels were originally made for men, not women. But they weren’t used solely for fashion either. To tell you the truth, they weren’t used for fashion at all. In reality, unlike today where they are used by mainly women for fashion and are unwieldy, high …

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Hitler Was Nominated For The Nobel Peace Prize

Reading Time: 2 minutes Adolf Hitler was nominated for the Nobel Peace prize in 1939, the same year he started WWII. Why was Adolf Hitler nominated for the Nobel Peace prize? It wasn’t because he was a peaceful man, obviously. Nor was it because he was a charming fellow who wouldn’t harm a fly. It was done as a …

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Adolf Hitler Was Times Man Of The Year

Reading Time: 2 minutes As amazing as it seems that Adolf Hitler was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, Time Magazine went one step further. Time usually names a man who has peaceful ambitions or has made great achievements in the name of mankind. But the reality is that Time names a person who has the biggest impact on …

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A Condemned Man Tried To Keep Blinking After His Head Was Cut Off

Reading Time: 2 minutes Can you keep blinking after your head is cut off? One man sought to answer this very question, but doing so would cost him his life. This is the story of a French chemist, who during the Reign of Terror in France, following the revolution, was sentenced to the guillotine. As a chemist he was …

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Benjamin Franklin Wrote a Fart Essay – Fart Proudly

Reading Time: < 1 minute US revolutionary Benjamin Franklin once wrote an essay on farts and called it “Fart Proudly.” It wasn’t as a child or teenager either. But he did write it as a it of a prank though. When he was living in France around 1781 he was asked to do a scientific paper for the Royal Academy …

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Scotland’s National Animal Is A Unicorn

Reading Time: 3 minutes Scotland’s national animal is actually a unicorn which isn’t even a real animal. But why is Scotland’s national animal a unicorn? The unicorn is a symbol of purity and grace. The coat of arms of James VI of Scotland had two unicorns on it. But come on. It’s a creature of myth and legend. Are the Scots breaking …

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An 18th Century Ship Was at the World Trade Center Site

Reading Time: 2 minutes Imagine the surprise. In land, at the site former Twin Towers World Trade Center, workers find a ship. It would have been the very last thing that they would have expected to find at a place of such horror and sadness. But alas, that’s exactly what they found. A ship at the World Trade Center …

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Links Between President Lincoln And Kennedy

Reading Time: 6 minutes Would you believe that there are links between president Lincoln and Kennedy? It may seem odd to link two great leaders that are separated by nearly a century, but the connections go very deep, and are eerie to say the least. But is it some kind of message, a deep meaning, or just pure coincidence? First …

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