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

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.

Subscribe to List25

15

In 1912, a Paris orphanage held a raffle to raise money—the prizes were live babies.

weird history facts
14

A New Orleans man hired a pirate to rescue Napoleon from his prison on St. Helena.

weird history facts

13

The “D” in D-Day stands for “Day”, in other words, “Day-Day”

weird history facts
12

The Constitution of the Confederate States of America banned the slave trade.

weird history facts

11

When the American Civil War started, Confederate Robert E. Lee owned no slaves. Union general U.S. Grant did.

weird history facts

SEE ALSO: 25 Biggest Corporate Scandals Ever »

NOW WATCH: 25 Worst Netflix Original Movies

Subscribe to List25


What do you think?

-1 points
Upvote Downvote

25 Tips To Manage Negativity At Work And At Home

25 Adorable Animal Pillows (Can These Guys Get Any Cuter?)

25 Adorable Animal Pillows (Can These Guys Get Any Cuter?)