Persian soldiers successfully used cats in battle against the ancient Egyptians, who refused to attack for fear of hurting them.
Men weren’t the only pirates that sailed the seven seas; There were female pirates too!
In 17th Century England, a woman had, on average 13 children.
In 1830 the average American over 15 years old drank 88 bottles of whiskey per year… one bottle every 4.2 days.
In English gambling dens in the 18th century, there was a person who was hired solely to swallow the dice in the event of a police raid.
Bagpipes were invented in Iran and then brought to Scotland by the Romans.
Scholars believe that pirate treasure is a big fat myth. Because pirates led short lives (due to their dangerous occupation), they would usually spend up large when they looted ships – leaving them with very little to spend later (because later probably wouldn’t come). Consequently, treasure maps with “X marks the spot” are most likely all frauds.
During the course of the Second World War, six Americans were killed by the Japanese on the US mainland. The Japanese sent a series of balloon bombs to the States and most of them were destroyed by the military or landed without exploding. But, one bomb was caught in a tree in the woods near Bly, Oregon, and when a young girl tried to pull it out of the tree it exploded, killing her, the local church minister’s wife, and four children.
Muhammad ordered the demolition of Masjid al-Dirar because he believed this mosque was built to create disunity among Muslims by drawing people away from another mosque.
There were actually 32 British colonies in America in 1775, not 13. The ones we think of as “the original 13 colonies” were the ones that revolted.