25 Facts That Get In Accepted History's Face
We've all got brain-pictures about what the past was like, inserted by school, history books, and pop culture through the years. So much stuff rattling around in there, and wouldn't you know it: some isn't correct. ‘Education’ is a relative deal - learn the right thing, and you're knowledgeable about the 60's, learn the wrong thing and you think Columbus discovered North America. So yeah, the wrong path is a tough one to get off once you've been put on it, partly because most of the time you don't even know you're on it. Sometimes, it's nobody's fault: history sometimes takes time to uncover and unravel before it's fully understood.
But what's fun about that? No, we must be worse than that.
So in our ongoing effort to be as insufferable as possible, we've compiled some killer facts that will fly straight in the face of the stuff you think you know about history.