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95 Bizarre History Facts You've Never Heard Before by McWhillion(m): 8:00pm On Aug 07, 2014

1. The Romans used human urine as mouthwash.

2. The Ivanov experiments - Basically some Russian scientist in the 1920s conducted experiments where he tried to make a “humanzee”. I think there were other secret soviet experiments as well where they tried with gorillas in a (failed) attempt to make a super solider hybrid thing.

3. Boston Corbett, the man who found and shot John Wilkes Booth, was completely insane from handling mercury as a hatter. Years before shooting Booth he had calmly castrated himself with a pair of scissors.

4. People were buried alive so often in the 19th century that inventors patented safety coffins that would give the “dead” the ability to alert those above ground if they were still alive.

5. When the Russian Bolsheviks overthrew the provisional government and stormed the Winter Palace in 1917 their revolution was halted for a few days. The reason was because the Bolsheviks got ridiculously drunk in the Winter Palace after finding the wine stores.

6. The Diary of Anne Frank was edited by her father because of some of the thing she talked about: such as her period, discovering herself, learning about hear clitoris/labia and learning some about boys from a younger guy that was staying with them too, and also her father’s infatuation with fart jokes and such (which he didn’t want published.)

7. American president Franklin Delano Roosevelt was a Hot SOB who kept multiple mistresses

8. During WWII, the propaganda aimed at dehumanizing the Japanese was so successful that American marines in the pacific were keeping the body parts of Japanese soldiers as Souvenirs.

9. Let me tell you the story of Princess Olga of Kiev.
Her husband, Igor, was murdered by the Drevlyans, an Eastern Slavic tribe. Olga took over the Kievan Rus’, but the Drevlyans didn’t want a female ruler, so they sent her a group of suitors.
Still pretty pissed about her husband’s murder, Olga had the suitors carried by her servants on a boat to the courtyard of the castle. The boat was dumped into a giant hole and the suitors were buried alive.
She told the Drevlyans that she had accepted a suitor and organized a party in a bath house. After the guests arrived, the doors were barred shut and the bath house was burned down.
After the memorial to the people who died in the bath house, a party was held and the Drevlyan guests got drunk off their ass. Olga’s royal guard proceeded to kill all 5,000 of them that night. When they requested her forgiveness, Olga asked the Drevlyans to give her three pigeons and three sparrows from each home from their capital of Iskorosten. When they arrive, she had hot coals tied to their legs and set them back home. As the city burned to the ground from the resulting fire, the people that ran out of the city were killed, enslaved, or extorted by Olga’s army. The entire tribe was basically wiped out in the following years. Olga is a saint in the Eastern Orthodox Church.
NOTE: Never piss off a Russian.

10. Tsar Nicholas was fvcking his sister
11. In WWII the Russians trained dogs to run under German tanks with bombs on their backs. However, the tanks the dogs were trained to run under were Russian so they ended up running under the Russian tanks and blowing them up instead.

12. Where the <3 comes from - The Romans had an effective natural contraceptive. It was a plant called Silphium, and the shape of the seed is where we get the traditional heart ♥ shape we all recognize as a symbol of love.
Anyway, they bleeped so much that it went extinct.

13. The Ottoman Empire’s Sultan Ibrahim I had 280 of his concubines drowned in the ocean after one of them slept with another man.

14. Thomas Edison electrocuted a lady circus elephant to death.
She killed three men over the years (including an abusive trainer). Over a thousand people came to watch her die, and Edison recorded it on video.

15. This is about a man named Josef Rudolf Mengele who was also known as “The angel of death.” He was a sick man. He took Jewish kids and did experiments on them. He tried finding ways to turn their eyes blue. He had sewn 2 twins together by the length of their spines; the mother later killed them because they were nonstop screaming in agony. He even took a baseball bat to a child’s leg and right when the broken bone was about to heal he broke it again. He did this a ton of times to see if the leg would just give up on healing. The list goes on. This guy was nuts.

16. The reason why the Spartans were able to be so focused on war was because of massive slavery. Even though much of the ancient world had slavery, the Spartans took it to an extreme level, to the point where the Athenians were horrified just from seeing it.

17. There’s an Egyptian creation myth which states that the universe was the result of the ejaculation of the god Atum. As such apparently some Pharaohs would ceremonially ejaculate into the Nile
18. In the 15th century Romanian ruler Vlad the Impaler impaled 20,000 Ottoman Turks on long, sharp poles on the banks of the Danube.

19. Do you know that millions more Chinese people died cruelly at the hands of the Japanese than Jewish people died at the hands of the Germans but it seems that our history books sort of left that out…hmm

20. Most History textbooks that cover the Holocaust do not cover the Rape of Nanking
Soldiers chopped off the bellies of pregnant women, forced family members to rape each other, cut open children and infants to rape them, forced monks who had an oath to a life of celibacy to rape others, raped young girls literally to death, and so on.

21. During the civil war, prostitution was as big as fighting. General Hooker had huge groups of women go would follow around his troops and satisfy their urges (where the term Hooker comes from) and in 1861 the Union Army Medical Department reported that 1 out of 12 soldiers had venereal disease. One report showed that out of 468,000 men checked, 188,000 had an STD.
22. Genghis Khan raped so many women that the people of Asia have a very small chance of being biologically related to him.

23. A Byzantine emperor, Basil — he captured 15,000 Bulgarians in battle, and blinded 99 of every 100, leaving the 100th guy with one eye — and then send them all home.

24. From a very young age Al Capone had pus coming out of his joystick. When he was finally arrested on grounds of tax evasion he was found to have syphillis, which was at the time very treatable. Capone refused treatment however because he was afraid of needles. After his 11 year stint in Alcatraz, the disease had eaten away at his brain so much that he could no longer resume his life of crime. Before his death he was often spotted casting a fishing rod into his swimming pool.

25. Julius Caesar banged Marcus Brutus’ mom. I think that is hilarious.

26. Prior to the 1960s tobacco companies ran physician-endorsed ads that suggested smoking had health benefits.

27. Foot tickling for sexual arousal was used in the Muscovite palaces and courts for centuries. Many of the Czarinas (Catherine the Great, Anna Ivanovna, Elizabeth and others) were fervent participants. The practice was so popular that eunuchs and women were employed as full time foot ticklers. They developed this unique skill so well that their occupations brought prestige and good pay.
Anna Leopoldovna had at least six ticklers at her feet. While the ticklers performed their task, they also told bawdy stories and sang obscene ballads. This was done to work the ladies up to an erotic pitch so that they could meet their husbands or lovers in a sex impassioned mood.
[The Sex Life of the Foot and Shoe. William A. Rossi, 1993]

28. In the 1880s, Anthony Comstock went around collecting people’s dildos and other intimacy gadgets. He is like the Anti-Santa… in every way.

29. Christopher Columbus prostituted pre pubescent native American girls

30. For sure, they don’t teach you this in history class, but in colonial times, the person who got left in the stocks overnight was nothing less than fair game for everybody to nail. Men or women, anybody bent over had no way of knowing who was doing the ram job, and this was the real reason you never wanted to end up here unless you had a family member or a friend who’d stand with you the whole time to protect you. To watch your asss, for real.

31. The Armenian genocide. It was a genocide which happened and left only an estimated 100,000 people were left in Armenia. The word genocide was created just to describe the massacre that the Armenians faced yet still some people say that it never happened.

32. American Founding father Ben Franklin visited brothels almost every night
Re: 95 Bizarre History Facts You've Never Heard Before by McWhillion(m): 8:02pm On Aug 07, 2014
33. Unit 731 - It was a biological and chemical warfare research unit that undertook lethal human experimentation during the occupation of China.
Vivisection, germ warfare and weapons testing on living subjects (Human beings). Unit 731 was basically full of scientific sadists and psychopaths that killed people in incredibly gruesome ways and it seems their imagination knew no limits.
After WW2, the leaders of the unit gave the US military their research data in return for their own freedom and many of previous members of Unit 731 became part of post-war politics, academia, business, and medicine.
They were just as bad as or even worse than most of the staff of the extermination camps. They didn’t even refer to the Chinese people as humans, but logs(there was a lumber mill nearby and I guess they thought it was some sort of a sadistic humor)…And some even bragged about how many logs they had cut that day (vivisection)

34. The mathematician Pythagoras, who discovered the Pythagorean theorem, (A2 + B2 = C2 ) Was go-nutty, Bat-poo crazy. He killed people who didn’t agree or disproved him, he convinced people that facing the sun when you urinate is a heavily punishable sin, and didn’t believe in fractions, or decimals. He simply refused to believe that more than two and less than three could possibly exist.
35. Soviet biologist Ilya Ivanovich Ivanov attempted to impregnate a chimpanzee with human sperm, but failed in his quest to make a “humanzee.”

36. In the middle ages, one of the punishments for being gay was to hang the offending person by his ankles and saw from his genitals towards his head. This process caused the blood to rush to the brain, meaning that the saw would get to the mid chest height before they passed out. Also Catron wheeling, the offender was placed on a large wheel and then had all of their joints broken by a large hammer, then left to be eaten by crows. And that’s just England!

37. The Romans were sick fvcks. The emperors had young boys as concubines frequently, and some even hired toddlers, from their parents, to nibble at their inner thighs while they bathed. Tell that to your grandma the next time she says the world is becoming amoral.

38. U.S. Eugenics program - The US was a leader in negative eugenics, and sterilized over 10,000 people against their will for sexual promiscuity, “feeblemindedness”, having children out of wedlock, being physically “unfit”, and many other things. A Supreme Court ruling in Virginia that sided with the state was what Hitler based his eugenics laws off of. This is what made the Holocaust legal in the Nazi empire. Well legal in the sense that they passed laws saying they could do it, not legal in the sense that it was ok. Certain states sterilized people into the 1970s, NC being one of them. The Supreme Court ruling has never been overturned.
39. Somewhere around 400 unarmed civilians were killed during the Vietnam war by U.S. soldiers, the women were raped. 26 soldiers were originally charged with war crimes, 1 served time. He was given a life sentence but served less than 4 years of house arrest.

40. American president Lyndon Johnson - One particular story that has surfaced involved someone asking Johnson flat out “why are we in Vietnam?” during a meeting and Johnson responding by whipping out his dick (which he publicly nicknamed ‘Jumbo’) and yelling “THIS IS WHY.”

41. The Milky Way supposedly got its name because it was formed when the Greek goddess Hera sprayed her breast milk into the sky.

42. Mozart was surprisingly filthy, and was obsessed with feces and bathroom humor. He wrote two songs about anilingus.

43. In addition to the many, many reasons history books give us to explain why Napoleon lost the battle, what they leave out is the fact that during the battle Napoleon had a terrible case of diarrhea. You’d think this would get mentioned, as I imagine it’s hard to command an army when you are constantly shitting all over the place and becoming dehydrated as a result.

44. Banquet of Chestnuts – October 1501. Basically Pope Alexander VI had a orgy with over 50 prostitutes. The only major sexual event we learned about.

45. The Russians used to have “barrier troops” that would be set up behind Russian army forces and shoot those soldiers that were trying to desert from the front line.

46. The first American past time was incredibly violent wrestling. There were only two chances to ever lose as the victor would take the loser’s eye as a trophy.

47. King Goujian of Yue placed a row of convicted criminals at the front of his army. Before the battle the criminals would cut off their own heads to scare his enemy’s army by how motherfucking crazy Goujian’s army was.

48. Betsy Ross has girls sleep with enemies during the revolutionary war to gain intel. (Pretty much ran a brothel) 

49. In 755 A.D. the An Lushan rebellion against the Chinese Tang Dynasty resulted in 36 million deaths, or one-sixth of the entire world population.

50. In colonial America pregnant women didn’t receive painkillers during delivery because pain was considered God’s punishment for Eve’s eating the forbidden fruit.

51. Saddam Hussein was given the key to the city of Detroit. 
53. African-American men were not deemed equal members of the Mormon Church until 1978.
54. South Africans gave gay and lesbian soldiers sex changes in an attempt to root out homosexuality in their army.
55. In early Rome a father could legally kill anyone in his family.
56. After finding a 36,000 year old steppe bison preserved in the ice, Alaskan zoology professor R. Dale Guthrie and his team ate some of its flesh. Guthrie said “the meat was well aged but still a little tough.
57. Child killer and rapist Pedro Lopez, known as “The Monster of the Andes,” was convicted in 1983 of killing 110 young girls (though he confessed to killing 300). Lopez was released in 1998 after serving Ecuador’s maximum sentence of 20 years. His whereabouts are presently unknown.
58. The Roman Emperor Commodus collected all the disabled and little people he could find and ordered them to fight each other to the death with meat cleavers in the Colosseum
59. Vlad the Impaler also enjoyed sopping up his enemies’ blood with bread and eating it. This disturbing practice, along with his family name of Dracula and birthplace of Transylvania, inspired Bram Stoker’s Dracula.
Re: 95 Bizarre History Facts You've Never Heard Before by McWhillion(m): 8:03pm On Aug 07, 2014
60. Peter the Great executed his wife’s lover, then forced her to keep her lover’s head in a jar of alcohol in her bedroom.
61. In 16th-century Canada, women drank a potion with beaver testicles ground into it as a form of contraception.

62. Genghis Khan killed 40 million people across Asia and Europe.

63. In the 16th and 17th century wealthy Europeans ate corpses thinking they’d cure them of ailments. They even ate the remains of Egyptian mummies, which tomb raiders risked their lives to steal.

64. Joseph Stalin, the dictator of the USSR from 1929–1953, is believed to have killed between 20-60 million people.

65. Between 1525 and 1866, 12.5 million Africans were kidnapped and sold into slavery in the United States, Caribbean, and South America.

66. The introduction of Europeans to the New World saw the Native American population drop from an estimated 12 million in 1500 to barely 237,000 in 1900.

67. In the 19th century a popular medicine for kids, “Mrs. Winslow’s Soothing Syrup,” included morphine.

68. In 1917, Margaret Sanger was jailed for one month for establishing the first birth control clinic.

69. In Venice during the Renaissance there was a case where a rapist was given the choice of going to jail for six months, paying a fine, or marrying his victim. He chose marriage.

70. Chairman Mao Zedong killed 45 million people during China’s “Great Leap Forward” from 1958–1962.

71. Animals were put on trial in medieval times and routinely sentenced to death.

72. Beginning in 1909 (and continuing into the 1970s), the Australian government instituted a policy of removing Aboriginal children from their parents and teaching them to reject their Aboriginality.

73. In the 1970s Pol Pot’s communist regime brainwashed thousands of Cambodian children into becoming soldiers who committed mass murders and other atrocities.

74. Japanese samurais disemboweled themselves with their sword (an act known as seppuko) when in danger of being captured.

75. New research suggests that 15–20 million people were murdered or imprisoned by the Nazis during the Holocaust, much more than previously believed.

76. In 1788 the Austrian army attacked itself and lost 10,000 men.

77. Before becoming pope, Pius II wrote a popular erotic book, The Tale of Two Lovers.

78. The vibrator was created to treat Hysteria because doctors were taking too long to manually masturbate women. The vibrator became the largest selling household appliance.

79. Approximately 750,000 men died in the Civil War, which was more than 2.5% of America’s population at the time.

80. In Medieval times the accused often faced a “trial by ordeal,” where they were forced to stick their arm into a vat of boiling water. If their arm emerged unscathed, it was believed God protected them, thus proving their innocence.

81. The FBI ignored compelling evidence of the attack on Pearl Harbor because Hoover didn’t trust the Serbian double agent Dusan Popov who was a gambling Drunken man LovePeddler. He was nicknamed tricycle because of his love of threesomes. He was also one of the inspiration points for Ian Fleming’s James Bond.

82. In medieval times people were put to death for being witches. One anthropologist conjectures as many as 600,000 “witches” lost their lives.

83. Mexican General Santa Anna had an elaborate state funeral for his amputated leg.

84. Tens of thousands of baby girls were abandoned each year in China because of the country’s one-child policy.

85. Before the mid-19th century dentures were commonly made with teeth pulled from the mouths of dead soldiers.

86. Roman Emperor Gaius made his beloved horse a senator.

87. Ice age Britons used skulls of the dead as cups.
88. After Pope Gregory IX associated cats with devil worship, cats throughout Europe were exterminated in droves.

89. This sudden lack of cats led to the spread of disease because infected rats ran free. The most devastating of these diseases, the Bubonic Plague, killed 100 million people.

90. The Aztecs made human sacrifices to the gods. In 1487, at the dedication of the temple in Tenochtitlan, 20,000 people were put to death.

91. The Mayans also made sacrifices. The most common involved pulling a still-beating heart out of a victim’s chest.

92. In the 13th century 30,000 children went on what is known as the Children’s Crusade. They were convinced God would allow them to take back the Holy Land without incident, but most died on the journey or were sold into slavery.

93. In ancient Egypt, servants were smeared with honey in order to attract flies away from the pharaoh.

94. Upon dying, some pharaohs were sealed into their tombs alongside their living servants, pets, and concubines.

95. Charles II on the wedding night of his nephew and future King, William of Orange, watched the entire consummation whilst shouting encouragement from the sidelines.

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Re: 95 Bizarre History Facts You've Never Heard Before by Nobody: 8:50pm On Aug 07, 2014
Wao! Great and educative. Pls McWhillion may I post this on Thread For Facts ?
Re: 95 Bizarre History Facts You've Never Heard Before by McWhillion(m): 8:52pm On Aug 07, 2014
Nobleval: Wao! Great and educative. Pls McWhillion may I post this on Thread For Facts ?
no probs boss
Re: 95 Bizarre History Facts You've Never Heard Before by Nobody: 8:55pm On Aug 07, 2014
no probs boss
you will get the mention ofcus!
Re: 95 Bizarre History Facts You've Never Heard Before by Nobody: 9:39pm On Aug 07, 2014
Read Everything, Wow!
Re: 95 Bizarre History Facts You've Never Heard Before by joannes7(m): 6:15am On Aug 08, 2014
A really interesting read... Goes to show that nothing is new under the sun...
Re: 95 Bizarre History Facts You've Never Heard Before by Ejovwoke(m): 7:51am On Aug 08, 2014
Re: 95 Bizarre History Facts You've Never Heard Before by MizMyColi(f): 8:24am On Aug 08, 2014
shocked shocked shocked Yuck!!! History Sucks!!!
Re: 95 Bizarre History Facts You've Never Heard Before by McWhillion(m): 9:04am On Aug 08, 2014
MizMyColi: shocked shocked shocked Yuck!!! History Sucks!!!
Babes, history rocks.
Re: 95 Bizarre History Facts You've Never Heard Before by Infomizer(m): 6:57pm On Aug 30, 2014
This was infoedutaining!

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