Ah, the wonders of the world! From Alexander Graham Bell’s failed attempt to save President Garfield to the Amish computer, the stories of our past are often as fascinating as the inventions of our present. But the journey of discovery does not end there! This list of fifteen facts is sure to surprise, amuse, and amaze you. 

From Hugh Hefner’s morbid desire to be close to Marilyn Monroe in death, to the Ninth Legion’s mysterious disappearance in Britain, to Weezer’s opening act for Keanu Reeves’ bass-playing side gig, this list is sure to have something for everyone. We even have the story of how sauerkraut was rebranded as “liberty cabbage” during WWI. 

So, if you’re looking for a fun and interesting way to spend an afternoon, look no further than this humble offering. This list, in fact, is sure to provide you with hours of entertainment and education. Read on and be amazed!

An entire Roman legion disappeared in Britain, leaving historians scratching their heads.

CRACKED THOUSANDS OF ROMANS JUST... VANISHED INTO THIN AIR? At one point in the 2nd century, the Roman Ninth Legion was mysteriously lost in Britain. Historians today still don't know for sure what happened to the thousands-strong legion.

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Furio from ‘The Sopranos’ struck gold with his art find.

CRACKED FURIO FOUND A $10 MILLION PAINTING. Federico Castelluccio, who played Furio in The Sopranos, discovered a painting that turned out to be worth $10 million. Even two experts who normally disagree came together on this one and confirmed it as the real deal.

HBO, Guercino

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