12 Ridiculous Myths About History's Monsters And Dictators, Debunked

No, Hitler wasn't a vegetarian.
12 Ridiculous Myths About History's Monsters And Dictators, Debunked

Ah, the monsters and dictators of history. We have been fascinated by them for centuries - their power, their brutality, their cunning. But as much as we think we know about them, there are still so many myths and misconceptions that have been perpetuated over time. In this list, we will be debunking some of the most ridiculous myths about history's monsters and dictators, so you can separate the grisly truth from the often baffling fiction. 

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From the false report of North Korean official Jang Sung-taek being thrown into a cage with 120 starved dogs, to the doctored image of Kim Jong-un laughing while reading the book Fire and Fury, to the myth of Benito Mussolini making the trains run on time, to the fake picture of Vladimir Putin riding a bear - we will be taking a closer look at these myths and examining the facts behind them, such as they are.

Not Jeffrey Dahmer: Scott Burgeson, 1982.

CRACKED JEFFREY DAHMER A pic of a college student next to a snow bong is often shared online with a caption that's not true - it says the person in the photo is Jeffrey Dahmer. But it's actually some guy named Scott Burgeson, and the photo was taken in 1982 at the University of Minnesota.


Putin riding a bear? Not quite.

CRACKED VLADIMIR PUTIN A widely shared photo of Vladimir Putin riding a bear is not real; it's actually a combination of two different pictures. One of them is of Putin riding a horse, back in 2009.


Mussolini: Trains Run On Myth.

CRACKED BENITO MUSSOLINI Mussolini was known for making the trains run on time, but this was more of a myth than reality. People who lived in Italy during his rule said that the railway system had already been improved before he and the fascists came to power.


Kim Jong-un laughs, but not at the book.

CRACKED TAL MALL I I FIRE AND P FIRE ... FYES FRUIT I I - - I adidas - FIRE - I - - DEA - I AND - - - - - I I I Per - - FURY i - - I - - I INSIDE THE TRUMP - WHIT KIM JONG-UN Не was pictured laughing while reading the book Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House, but it was a doctored image. The original photo was taken in 2015 at a Pyongyang factory, and the image of the book was added digitally.


Napoleon: Not so short after all.

CRACKED NAPOLEON Contrary to popular belief, Napoleon wasn't particularly short. Не was probably around the same height as the average Frenchman in the 19th century - - he was estimated to be 5'6 or 5'7.


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