10 Bizarre History Facts You Didn’t Learn in School!
History is absolutely filled with bizarre facts and stories. Today, I thought I’d take a look at 10 of the bizarre history facts you didn’t learn in school. Enjoy!
1. The Romans didn’t like pants!
In Roman times, pants were associated with barbarians. In 397, wearing pants within city limits was declared punishable by exile.
2. National Geographic Employees Walk Out!
When National Geographic first published wildlife photos in 1906, several board members resigned in disgust.
3. The Greeks and Unibrows
The ancient Greeks considered unibrows the paramount of beauty.
4. The First Aerial Combat
The first aerial combat in history took place in 1913 during the Mexican Revolution between two American mercenaries, Dean Ivan Lamb and Phil Rader. They had orders to kill but neither wanted to, so they exchanged volleys of pistol fire, intentionally missing.
5. The Bat Bomb!
During WWII, the US designed a bomb made of bats, which would spread out through a city and then explode.
6. WW1 Observation Post
The image above was taken during WW1 and shows observation posts disguised as trees.
7. First Powered Submarine!
The first powered submarine was named ‘Resurgam’, which means “I shall rise again”. It actually ended up sinking.
8. The Eating Habits of Mummies!
The Ancient Egyptians entombed mummified beef ribs, sliced duck, and goat meat with the mummified corpse so the deceased would have something to eat in the afterlife.
9. The First Customer Complaint!
The image above shows what’s possibly the first written customer service complaint in history.
10. Strange Prescription!
After President Eisenhower’s heart attack, his doctor prescribed hugs from his wife Mamie.
Bonus Bizarre History Fact – Acoustic kitty
In the 1960s Operation ‘Acoustic Kitty’, the CIA tried to equip cats with radio transmitters to eavesdrop on Soviet conversations. It didn’t work.
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