Bizarre Facts to Put History into Perspective

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Bizarre facts really do put history into perspective! So much more than a boring high school subject, history is actually full intriguing and shocking details. If you look in the right places, you might even find that history is more interesting than your favorite sitcom or reality TV show. Don’t believe me? Well, I know you like random details, otherwise you wouldn’t be the awesome and loyal List25 fan that you are. Let me show you a few bizarre facts that are not only random but totally bizarre and therefore awesome.

As you might suspect, the history you learned was probably too boring to properly shape your paradigm. Not only that, it’s possible that what you learned was missing a few historical facts that could really change your concept of time. Luckily, I’m here today to educate you on things like what the pyramids looked like when they were first built and shock you with how close the end of the Ottoman Empire coincided with the start of Warner Bros Studios. Are you ready to be schooled with some really cool history facts? I thought so. Here are Bizarre Facts to Put History into Perspective!

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The pyramids are so old, that even King Tut would most likely have referred to them as "ancient."

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Some Giant Redwoods are older than the pyramids.

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Despite her family ruling Egypt for hundreds of years, Cleopatra was the first in her family to learn Egyptian.

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Alaska was the only part of America to be occupied by Axis troops in WWII.

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It has been calculated that in the last 3,000 years there have only been 240 years of peace throughout the civilized world.

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