History facts

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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The Original Cinderella Story Was Extremely Sinister

Reading Time: 2 minutes We are well on our way through the weird and twisted original fairy tales that may well sit much more comfortably within the horror section of a library than the children’s section. We continue now with the original Cinderella story, which too had a sinister ending, and several variations. The tale as we mostly know …

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The Original Goldilocks And The Three Bears

Reading Time: < 1 minute We’re well into our fairytale theme of facts and now it’s time for Goldilocks And The Three Bears. The tale that we all know is that Goldilocks breaks into the house owned by the three bears. The bears return home to find her sleeping in a bed. She wakes with a fright and jumps out …

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Little Red Riding Hood Killed In The Original Story

Reading Time: 2 minutes We will continue our journey into the amazing fairy tale facts with the original story of Little Red Riding Hood. In the story we are familiar with Little Red Riding Hood goes to visit her grandmother in the woods. The Big Bad Wolf has taken the place of her grandmother and tries to eat her. …

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Sleeping Beauty Was a Rape Victim in the Original Story

Reading Time: 2 minutes Following on from the very different original ending to the Pied Piper we now look at Sleeping Beauty. As you can already guess, the original stories of many popular tales were extremely violent, cruel and sinister. The original story of Sleeping Beauty was no different. In fact, it had possibly one of the most evil …

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Does the Pied Piper Drown Children in the Original Story

Reading Time: 2 minutes Most of us are familiar with the fairy tale of the Pied Piper Of Hamelin. In the story the village is overrun with rats, so a visitor, who just happens to play a pipe removes the rats by playing a magical tune. When the town folk refuse to pay the piper for his service he …

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Abraham Lincoln Had A Confederate Five Dollar Bill In His Wallet

Reading Time: 2 minutes On the night that he was assassinated in Fords Theater, Abraham Lincoln had a confederate five dollar bill in his leather wallet. This is a real oddity for a man who was leading his nation during one if its most difficult periods. Why carry a piece of currency from a belligerent foe? When United States President …

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Confederate Money Wasn’t Real Money, It Was Fake

Reading Time: 2 minutes Here’s what seems like a silly question to ask. Was Confederate money real or fake? Surely a currency that can be traded among people for goods and services is real, but the unique circumstances of the era proved to suggest otherwise. When the confederate states of America seceded from the Union they required, among other things, …

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