Bizarre Facts to Put History into Perspective

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 current U.S. flag was designed by 17-year-old Robert Heft for a school project. He received a B-minus. When the president selected his design, the teacher changed his grade to an A.

us flag

Baseball was actually invented in Britain in 1755, three decades before the commonly accepted date.

baseball player

The pyramids were originally completely coated in white marble with 24k gold caps on top.


In 1927, a Nazi physician named Julius Wagner-Jauregg won the Nobel Prize for curing syphilis by giving people malaria.

Julius Wagner-Jauregg

All British tanks since 1945 have been equipped with the ability to make tea.

soldiers drinking tea

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