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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England’s King George I was actually German.

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9

In 1838, General Antonio López de Santa Anna (President of Mexico) had his leg amputated after his ankle was destroyed by canon-fire. He ordered a full military burial for it.

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8

Contrary to popular belief and legend, Daniel Boone not only did not wear a coonskin cap, he detested them. Instead, Boone wore a felt cap.

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7

At the start of World War I, the US Airforce (then a component of the US army) had only 18 pilots and 5 - 12 airplanes.

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6

The very first bomb dropped by the Allies on Berlin during World War II killed the only elephant in the Berlin Zoo.

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