The infamous 1945 TIME Magazine photo, “Kissing the War Goodbye”, had 11 men claiming to be the sailor. It wasn’t until 2005 that the Mitsubishi Electric Research Lab (MERL) proved the sailor’s true identity.
The Canadian government staged a large-scale Nazi invasion of Winnipeg in 1942 to promote war bonds: citizens were arrested at random, armed “German” troops searched cars and buses, businesses were raided for supplies and Union flags were torn down and replaced with the flag of the Nazi Party.
People kiss at weddings because kisses were used in ancient times to seal contracts.
The Japanese developed an underwater aircraft carrier in WWII.
In WWII Britain deceived the Nazis using a dead homeless person, enabling Allied troops to invade Italy.
In the 1920s, Philadelphia Mayor J. Hampton Moore created a “smelling squad” to patrol the banks of the Schuylkill and Delaware rivers and hunt down the sources of the most obnoxious odors.
Genghis Khan helped wipe 700 million tons of carbon from the atmosphere impart because of the 40,000,000 people he killed.
In 1908 there were electric cars capable of racing 100 miles with a single charge.
During WW2 it is suspected that soap was made from human corpses.
Hitler had a openly gay friend, until he had him murdered for political reasons. They were so close, he was the only Nazi Hitler addressed as “du” (the German familiar form of “you”). He was also the only man in Germany to call Hitler “Adolf”, rather than “Mein Führer”.