The Bizarre Truth: Surprising Facts From History (30 PICS)

Posted in INTERESTING       19 Jan 2023       4387       11 GALLERY VIEW
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"In 90 years from 1841 to 1930 Ireland's population halved, from 8.4 million to about 4 million. The Famine started the decline, but emigration sustained it - Ireland's population didn't start growing again until the 1960s, and there are still about 2 million fewer people living there (Eire and NI) than in 1841."

 

"The great wall of China has existed longer than Christianity"

 

 

"Carrots don't improve eyesight, that's World War Two propaganda made up by the British to cover up the existence of radar"

 

 

"There was a convent of French nuns that just began meowing one day for no particular reason."

 

"It took 60 million years for nature to develop bacteria that could digest trees. In fact that is where coal comes from"

 

"That there was a molasses flood in Boston in 1919 that was 25 feet high and killed 21 people."

 

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"The last execution by guillotine was in the 70s"

 

"The last "official" civil war widow died in 2020."

 

"Human spaceflight, laptop computers and mobile phones all pre-date the creation of the vertically aligned roll-aboard suitcase."

 

"President Teddy Roosevelt was shot at point blank and gave his hour plus long speech."

 

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"The Universe is unfathomably young at 13.8 billion years old. Humanity is actually very early to the party and there is a good chance we may be one of the first intelligent life forms in the universe if not the first. This chance increases if we find Red Dwarves with habitable planets because unlike Sol, Red Dwarves will last up to 10 trillion years.

On a Universal scale we are right at the birth of our Universe and it could be why we have yet to find evidence of other intelligent life, outside of just sheer size."

 

"It’s estimated between 70-85 million people died in WW2. It’s been estimated 300-500 million people died of smallpox in the 20th century alone."

 

"Fax machines were invented in 1843, well before the telephone."

 

 

"Cleopatra lived closer in time to the iPhone than the construction of the pyramids."

 

"The last known pneumonic plague outbreak in the United States happened in 1924 in Los Angeles. It was limited to a small area, hence why it was classed as an outbreak. It was thought to be either an STI, due to the patient zero complaining about a fever and a sore groin.

What happened was patient zero was cleaning out his house and found a dead rat. He dispose of it, not knowing it was infected with pneumonic plague.

However, officials soon discovered a strange increase rate of an unusual form of pneumonia. Given the field of Pathology was around, they requested blood samples and discovered the cause was Yersinia pestis.

With the information provided, measures were finally taken to deal with the outbreak, such as Rat extermination including allowing stray cats and dogs to hunt down any rat. In today's money, the cost would be around 5 to 9 million. There was also mass burning, common to control a disease outbreak."

 

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"In 1972, as much as 26 feet of snow fell on small towns in Iran killing 4000 people."

 

"John Adams and Thomas Jefferson died on the same day. July 4th. On the 50th Anniversary."

 

 

"Wooly Mammoth were alive when the first Egyptian pyramids were built.

The cotton gin was a commercial failure for Eli Whitney.

During the Siege of Castle Ritter, American and German troops fought together against German SS troops.

In WW2, the Italian navy independently broke most of the major powers encryption codes, including their allies codes. They even broke the German enigma code before the British did.

Stalin knew about the American nuclear weapons before Truman."

 

 

"Pope Gregory IX declared war on cats.

He believed that cats were agents of devil worshippers."

 

 

"Andrew Jackson, while being president, said "John Calhoun, if you secede from my nation, I will secede your head from the rest of your body.""

 

 

"Rudy Guiliani passed the bar exam."

 

 

"Hitler and Stalin both lived in Vienna in 1913."

 



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Sally 1 year ago
#30 Why is Rudy Guliani passing the bar exam a surprising fact from history? He was the U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York.
       
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Marvin 1 year ago
Sally, He kicked the crud out of the mafia there.
       
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Cene 1 year ago
#5 The caption doesn't match the photo. wassat

#21 "Oh, Really?" sm_80
       
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Loren 1 year ago
Cene,

Your comment regarding #5... If you were to research "Ecclestiastes", a book in the Old Testament, you might understand the connection.
       
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Scotty 1 year ago
Loren,
Perhaps coincidentally. But it's true, the caption doesn't match the photo. It's simply a mistake.
       
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Constance 1 year ago
#14 Where are my reparations from Africa?
       
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Midge 1 year ago
space years and temps are always a guess.. by the time we actually sent stuff out there we realized it was 1000degrees off.
       
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Sabrina 1 year ago
Midge,
you were never a part of we and are personaly wrong on this
       
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Hermione 1 year ago
#11 Not to worry, bud, there really wasn't a lot to tell. People found food, ate food, fought each other, f@#ked, and made sacrifices to strange gods. Things haven't changed all that much, really.
       
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June 1 year ago
#1 what about the victims of Stalin and Mao? that would be decades long
       
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Pheney 1 year ago
June,

Those victims don't have a lot of influence in Hollywood, so even thought there have been many mass genocides in human history, all we ever hear about is the holocaust.
Over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over......
       
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