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

Posted by , Updated 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.

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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.

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

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23

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

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22

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

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21

Napoleon was once attacked by rabbits.

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