History facts

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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Did The Romans Drive A Birth Control Plant To Extinction?

Reading Time: 2 minutes Did the Romans really have so much sex that they drove a plant that supposedly provided birth control to extinction? It would appear that they did, but nature also helped them. The decadence of the Roman Empire is extremely well documented. From the mighty feasts and extreme violence to their sexual perversions, they rarely left …

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Amon Goeth Was Charged by the Nazi’s for How He Treated Prisoners

Reading Time: 2 minutes The infamous Jewish labour camp commandant Amon Goeth, who became widely known through the Oscar winning movie Schindler’s List was charged by the NAZI’s for the way he ran the camp and how he treated the prisoners. It is commonly known that the treatment of Jews by Germans during World War 2 was disgraceful and …

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Jeremy Bentham’s Corpse Attended UCL Board Meeting

Reading Time: 2 minutes   This is one of those rare cases where myth and fact cross paths. Have you heard the story that Jeremy Bentham’s corpse attended UCL board meetings? As the old story goes, his corpse was collected from its display case and placed in the board meetings. It also states that he was marked as being present, …

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How Tall Was Napoleon Bonaparte? He Wasn’t Short

Reading Time: 2 minutes How tall was Napoleon Bonaparte? It’s an age old question that is steeped in mystery and myth. For the best part of two hundred years we have all thought that he was really rather short, the “little corporal” as he was affectionately known. There has been plenty of evidence and hearsay to say that he …

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Book Predicted Titanic Sinking 14 Years Before The Event

Reading Time: 2 minutes When the unsinkable Titanic sank on April 15, 1912 it shook the world, but the events of the Titanic may have been unwittingly predicted fourteen years earlier. An American author of the late 19th and early 20th century by the name of Morgan Robertson, published a book  called Futility in 1898 that had eerie similarities …

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Pope Adrian IV Death Was Caused By Choking On A Fly

Reading Time: 2 minutes Pope Adrian IV death was one of the most unusual deaths that you could possibly imagine. In a period where practically anything and everything wanted to kill you, his death stands out as one of the most peculiar of all Papal deaths. The reason for Pope Adrian IV odd death was that he died choking …

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