14 Counterintuitive Historical Facts That Our Brains Refuse To Absorb
Contrary to what your school classroom experiences would lead you to believe, history is NOT boring. Sure, memorizing dates, names, events, battles, and such can be dull and feel more like math than a look in mankind's past, but there is some crazy stuff out there that your teachers failed to put on their lesson plan. We here at Cracked plan to change all of that.
Like we all knew the massive casualties and tragedy from the Battle of Waterloo, but did your teacher tell you how it benefitted the dental industry at the time? Or how Mary Shelley was so goth that she not only wrote Frankenstein but carried around her dead husband's heart? Or that Saddam Hussein's biggest fans might be from Detroit, Michigan?
The world is insane and it's stupid that not enough people know that. Here are a few factoids from history that your mind will have trouble accepting as truth.