Weird History

How Pearl Harbor Is Taught in Japanese Schools

Have you ever wondered how the Pearl Harbor attacks are taught in Japan? What do Japanese students really learn about Pearl Harbor, anyway?… Read More

1 month ago

18 Facts About the Dramatic Life of Anne Boleyn

Sure, you've heard tales of Anne Boleyn, the alluring woman who convinced King Henry VIII of England to give up… Read More

10 months ago

12 Amazing Real-Life Resurrection Stories

Real life resurrection stories tell the tale of real people who came back from the dead. These are far more… Read More

10 months ago

19 Facts You May Not Have Known About Queen Nefertiti

Nefertiti is one of the most fascinating Egyptian rulers in history. She was queen, but she was also a priestess… Read More

10 months ago

12 Surprising Facts You Probably Didn't Know About Saving Private Ryan

Saving Private Ryan is not your typical war film. Director Steven Spielberg fills the movie with so much realistic imagery that some… Read More

10 months ago

How to Celebrate Christmas Like a Medieval King

Christmas in the Middle Ages didn't just last a day, sometimes it lasted for weeks. From early December to January… Read More

11 months ago

The Craziest Things That Have Ever Happened on the Floor of Congress

While it's easy to point to the House of Commons as the craziest legislative body in the western world, the US Congress… Read More

1 year ago

12 Times Women Disguised as Men Made History

It’s a man’s world, or so the old saying goes. Though women in history haven’t always been able to fight… Read More

1 year ago

12 Fascinating Facts About Queen Cleopatra

  The life of Cleopatra VII, the last Egyptian pharaoh, was infamous, but she was far more than just the… Read More

1 year ago

Queen Elizabeth I's Personal Life Was So Intense It Nearly Split An Entire Continent In Half

Elizabeth I of England has been called everything from the "Virgin Queen" to the "Little Whore" (her mother Anne Boleyn… Read More

1 year ago

Every Day Life In The Mayan Empire Was Way Weirder Than You Thought

While much is known about the Mayans' achievements, the question remains: what was daily life for Mayans like? The Mayan Empire… Read More

1 year ago

The Real Couple That Inspired 'Beauty And The Beast' Is Far More Tragic Than Anything Disney Would Make

It’s a tale as old as time – or, at least as old as the 1500s. But the real couple… Read More

1 year ago

Secret Technologies Invented by the Nazis

Nazi Germany developed a huge amount of technology that was either suppressed after the war or became the stuff of… Read More

1 year ago

Hidden Symbols in US Landmarks That You Never Knew Existed

Dan Brown’s The Lost Symbol and Nicolas Cage’s National Treasure have sparked major interest in the secrets of US landmarks. What’s hidden behind Washington’s… Read More

1 year ago

14 Ways Important Historical Figures Used Marijuana

Marijuana use has a long history that predates the modern day "stoners" we've grown accustomed to. We all know about… Read More

1 year ago

20 Real Wanted Posters for Old West Outlaws

Genuine wanted posters from the so-called "Wild West" featuring real Old West outlaws are pretty rare. They were printed on cheap paper… Read More

1 year ago

15 Facts About The D-Day Invasion Most People Don't Know About

On June 6, 1944, the D-Day invasion by Allied forces began in the French region of Normandy. What happened on… Read More

1 year ago

10 Mysterious Ancient Inventions Science Still Can't Explain

Googling "mysterious ancient discoveries" or "unexplained ancient inventions" leads to dozens of sites listing artifacts supposedly so baffling the only possible… Read More

1 year ago

11 Fascinating Alcoholic Drinks From Ancient Societies

Today’s alcoholic beverages range from canned Strawberritas to expertly crafted cocktails, but modern bartenders aren’t the first people to invent… Read More

1 year ago

24 Transgender Historical Figures

There have always been plenty of gay and lesbian historical figures, but transgender history can be a little bit trickier… Read More

2 years ago

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