Rare Discoveries Show A Different Side To History Than We Already Know 

By Sophia Maddox | August 11, 2023

A sewing machine from 1867, this invention was one of the most contested of the 19th century

Forget what you learned in the history books. More often than not they only tell one side of a story filled with nuance. The rare discoveries that have been collected here show a side of history that we rarely get to see. They peel back the layers of stories that we think we know to expose little known facts that make history all the more fascinating. If you are ready to see a different side to history than you already know, then click ahead...the truth awaits!

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Between 1832 and 1834 Walter Hunt developed the sewing machine in his workshop on Amos street in New York City. The first version of the machine was built by hand, and they contained a curved needle and a shuttle that helped interlock a stitch with two threads. Over the course of the next 30 years the sewing machine would receive many updates and changes that helped bring fashion technology to another level. At the same time there were many copycat designers who were trying to gain the first patent on the sewing machine. Oddly enough, this little machine became one of the most litigated tools in the 19th century. 

Carbonized bread from Pompeii that still has the baker's stamp on it, 79 AD.

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We know that the village of Pompeii was completely destroyed by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 A.D. Many of the homes, people, and artifacts were preserved under a thick blanket of ash. Things managed to be preserved that it’s hard to believe survived this kind of burst, including this full loaf of freshly baked bread. The loaf, round and dense is cut into eight different pieces and it’s even printed with the baker’s stamp that reads: “Celer, slave of Quintus Granius Verus.” It’s honestly miraculous that this even exists. Do you think it still tastes good?