The first high heeled shoes were worn by Egyptian butchers to help them walk above the blood and gore.
In the middle ages cats were connected with the Devil and were killed in their masses. Had this not happened, local rodent populations would have been kept low and the spread of the Bubonic Plague lessened.
The first-ever person to be photographed is visible because he happened to be holding still getting a shoeshine for the entire 10-minute exposure.
The Code of Hammurabi, written nearly 4000 years ago, had progressive laws such as minimum wage, the right to be born a free man, the need to work off your debt, and no incest. This was written 2000 years before the Bible.
Shaolin monks were called in to fight off Japanese Pirates when nobody else could.
During the 1909 World’s Fair in Seattle, a 1 month old baby was given away in a raffle, and no one knows what happened to it…
In Liechtenstein’s last military engagement in 1866, none of the 80 soldiers sent were injured, and that in fact 81 returned, including a new Italian “friend”.
There’s a conspiracy theory that historians manufactured 300 years of history that never happened, including Charlemagne’s entire life.
The Chinese invented the fork.