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10 Historical Facts They Donít Want You To Know
Interesting historical facts they donít teach in schools
It's no secret that history classes in most United States schools leave out quite a bit of information. Not only do they exclude small details about strange conflicts between random countries, but most also leave out incredibly important information about the country's treatment of African Americans and Native Americans, the LGBTQ rights movement and women's rights movement, and the fact that there was a molasses flood ó you read that right ó in Boston. Sure, the molasses flood might not be of the same importance as the rights movements, but it's shocking and fascinating nonetheless. Some are serious omissions related to human rights, while others are silly factoids that might be useful for your next bar trivia night. Astronaut Neil Armstrong is recorded as saying, " That's one small step for man , one giant leap for mankind," when he first stepped onto the moon in , but he was probably misquoted. Armstrong told reporters after the Apollo 11 mission that he actually said, "that's one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.
From Rome's horse senator to the gruesome Buddhist practice of self- mummification, these interesting history facts are too bizarre to be.
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Here are 50 such tidbits, in no particular order. They were symbols of power and prestige and can be found everywhere in Maya iconography and archaeology. According to History. Also, colonial Americans still considered themselves to be British. From to , the Olympic Games held competitions in the fine arts. Medals were given for literature, architecture, sculpture, painting, and music. Naturally, the art created was required to be Olympic-themed.
While any student of history has learned about the likes of Abraham Lincoln and World War II, how many of us know that Lincoln was a champion wrestler or that Franklin Roosevelt okayed a plan to bomb the Imperial Japanese Army with bombs attached to bats? When we step outside the familiar historical narratives passed down by the textbooks we all read in school, we realize just how many interesting history facts slipped through the cracks. Discover some of the strangest and most fascinating in the gallery below:. Intrigued by these interesting history facts? Then check out our other galleries on interesting facts about the world and fun facts that are perfect for trivia night!