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Weird Historical Facts

Bat Boy: The Millennial Superstar Created By Weekly Wor...

June 15, 2021

The term "fake news" may be thrown around a lot these days, but there was a time when hilariously unreal stories were celebrated in grocery store pulp tabloi...

A History of Shoe-Tossing: Why Do People Throw Shoes Ov...

April 24, 2021

Three pairs of shoes hang from power lines near 19th Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. in Long Beach. (Allen J. Schaben/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)...

The History of the Word "Okay/OK" And Why The World Use...

March 23, 2021

Chou "An" Chun-An makes an "okay" sign with his hand at the League of Legends World Championship in San Francisco. (Photo by Colin Young-Wolff/Riot Games via Ge...

How Time Travel Works, Theoretically, In Less Than 1000...

March 16, 2021

Simulation of two black holes colliding. (Simulating eXtreme Spacetimes/Wikimedia Commons) Science-fiction writers and readers have dreamed about traveling th...

Brassicas That Come From The Same Plant: Broccoli, Caul...

February 26, 2021

Woman holding seed tray of black kale plant seedlings. (Geography Photos/Universal Images Group via Getty Images) You may have heard that corn was transformed...

Black Day: South Korea's Anti-Valentine's Day Where Sin...

February 14, 2021

Are you single and tired of the empty calories, cartoon hearts, and permanent glitter that bombard your senses every Valentine's Day? Get ready for your new ...

Human Evolution: Things You Didn't Know About How We Ev...

February 6, 2021

The size and shape of the skull changed over time. The leftmost, and largest, is a replica of a modern human skull. (Carolyn WIlczynski/Wikimedia Commons) Mos...

12 Facts From History You Probably Didn't Know

January 16, 2017

In 1536, these three cages, used to hold the dismembered remnants of opposing religious leaders in the region, still hang on St. Lambert’s Cathedral in Münster, Germany The ...

24 Ridiculously Weird Historical Facts That Are Surpris...

May 19, 2016

Not all historical events make it to the headlines. Many stories are swept aside to make way for the bigger ones such as the moon landing and WWII. But as we cont...