History facts

Sir Isaac Newton’s Apple Tree is Still Alive and Growing Today

Reading Time: 2 minutes It may sound unbelievable, and even inconceivable, but would you believe that Sir Isaac Newton’s apple tree is still growing today? That’s some three hundred and fifty years after the now famous, and might we also say groundbreaking incident which spurned his theory on gravity. Now, if you don’t know the story about Sir Isaac Newton’s apple …

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10 Deadliest Theme Park Accidents

Reading Time: 6 minutes The ten deadliest theme park accidents in history. When it comes to theme parks and amusement rides we all know that there’s an element of risk involved. That’s part of the thrill. Even though there are plenty of safety features and procedures in place, sometimes the unthinkable happens. Here’s our list of the ten deadliest …

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William the Conquerors Stomach Exploded

Reading Time: 3 minutes You may have seen our article about the unfortunate decomposition event, if we can call it that, of Henry VIII of England. But it would appear as though he was not the only king of England to have part of his anatomy explode. In fact, William the Conqueror’s stomach exploded too. William the Conqueror is …

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Napoleon Was Attacked by Rabbits, and Lost

Reading Time: 3 minutes Napoleon Bonaparte was attacked by a pack of rabbits. No, don’t laugh, it actually happened. Not only was Napoleon attacked by rabbits, but it happened when he was the most powerful man in the world. But if you think the French president and general of the army being attacked by rabbits is funny, wait until …

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In 1911 Pigtails Were Banned in China

Reading Time: 2 minutes Looking back at past perceptions of Chinese people one of the most recognizable features was that of a person in a pigtail. This image can be seen in many movies, television shows and cartoons throughout the twentieth century. I don’t know how many times I saw a cartoon character manage to dig through the center …

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Mayan Kings Pierced Their Penises in a Blood Offering to Their Gods

Reading Time: 2 minutes Well, I can think of probably a million things better to do to please a god than this. The Mayan kings used to pierce their penises in a blood offering to their gods. Of course, this would be as painful as it sounds, but their willies weren’t the only body parts that suffered for their …

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The Melody for the Star Spangled Banner Came from a Drinking Song

Reading Time: 2 minutes When it comes to national anthems, the tune, words and history instill pride in the countrymen and women who not only sing them, but also listen in. Even if the song isn;t from your own country, it’s something that you will listen in on and pay respect to. However, there are a few anthems from …

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Alexander the Great Had Two Different Eye Colors

Reading Time: 2 minutes One of the ancient world’s most powerful men, Alexander the Great, had two different eye colors. For a lot of people reading this right now, this might come as a bit of a surprise. Eyes are supposed to match, and different colors just isn’t possible, or is it? Well, it is, and it is a …

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It Appears Adolf Hitler Was Scared of the Dentist

Reading Time: 3 minutes It would appear that Adolf Hitler was scared of the dentist. Now, this isn’t exactly the most unusual of fears that people have. in fact a lot of people rank being scared of a dentist more terrifying than a certain eight-legged creature. If you think about it, it kind of makes sense. Although a dentist …

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In Ancient Greece Throwing An Apple To A Woman Was Considered A Marriage Proposal

Reading Time: 3 minutes In ancient Greece throwing an apple to a woman was considered to be a marriage proposal. A bit weird, isn’t it? Could you imagine throwing an apple at someone today? It would be a sign of an ending relationship, the beginnings of one. Sure, it would appear to be far less romantic than revealing a …

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