25 Strange Facts From History You Probably Didn’t Learn In School

Posted by on April 8, 2014

From Napoleon being attacked by a pack of wild rabbits to a war that lasted less than 40 minutes, these are 25 strange facts from history you probably didn’t learn in school.



25

Officially, the longest war in history was between the Netherlands and the Isles of Scilly, which lasted from 1651 to 1986. There were no casualties.

24

The Anglo-Zanzibar war of 1896 is the shortest war on record lasting an exhausting 38 minutes.

23

Albert Einstein was offered the role of Israel’s second President in 1952, but declined.

22

John F. Kennedy, Anthony Burgess, Aldous Huxley, and C.S. Lewis all died on the same day.



21

Napoleon was once attacked by rabbits.