Did you know that Alexander the Great was inadvertently buried alive? Alexander is thought to have had Guillain-Barré Syndrome, a neurological condition. People believe he was only paralyzed and physically and psychologically aware when he died.

Similarly, ever heard Abraham Lincoln was a member of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame? By many of his roughly 300 contests, the 6'4" head of state had only one defeat. He established a reputation as an aristocracy fighter in New Salem for this.

When you study history lessons, it may appear that you are simply memorizing spontaneous facts and information about historical events. And while knowing the past is essential, uncovering a few odd history lessons makes learning even more enjoyable. The below amazingly weird history information and historical trivia are amongst the most interesting tidbits from the previous era, whether you're hoping to expand the history or become a whiz during your next random history facts trivia night.

Whitney Houston was originally going to be titular character in Cinderella. The movie took years to finally make, and everyone agreed Whitney, 34, was too old so Whitney made the call to the Moesha star Brandy. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED.COM

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Sugar doesn't cause hyperactivity in children. Over 12 studies showed no behavior change, even among kids with ADHD. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED.COM

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Cosplay became a thing in 1939. Sci-fi fan Myrtle Douglas and her husband wore costumes from the 1936 H.G. Wells movie Things to Come to the World Science Fiction Convention that year, and costume contests became an annual tradition at that convention after that. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED.COM

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The Salem witch trials might have been caused by hallucinogenic fungus. Ergot can get into bread and can make you see weird things while suffering spasms - basically, you look bewitched. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED.COM

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Medieval knights' training regimen could be incredibly physically demanding. One French knight had a regimen that involved things like jumping onto a horse and climbing a ladder on the underside, all in full armor. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED.COM

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The spikes on the Statue of Liberty's crown don't represent the seven seas. Or the seven continents, for that matter - they're just sun rays, and the circle represents a halo, which indicates she's divine. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED.COM

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