It is said that those who don’t learn history are doomed to repeat it. Seeing as history was always one of my favorite subjects in school, I really do take that phrase to heart.
Learning about how far humanity has come in so many aspects of world culture, while also learning about our utter failures, has so many benefits beyond getting correct answers on a test. But what about all the stuff they don’t teach you in school?
You know, the really weird historical facts that can impress your friends and make you look a lot smarter than you actually are? These types of weird historical facts are always fun to pull out at parties as conversation starters, or to just make yourself look like a smarty pants.
Whether you’re a history buff or not, these 23 weird historical facts will definitely have you scratching your head and wondering ‘how is that even possible’?
Many people believe history is boring, I disagree. There is so much to be learned from history, which can be fun and interesting. The next time someone says to you that history is boring, pull out some of these facts and see if they keep the same tune.
H/T: The Chive