18 Weird Historical Facts That Don't Get Mentioned
We usually learn our history from Very Serious Teachers reading Very Serious Textbooks, and it all seems pretty dry, and, well, serious. What those Very Serious People fail to realize is that the weird, unmentionable details are always the most interesting and hilarious. Someone should tell those Very Serious Teachers that their Very Serious Textbooks are causing a Very Serious Problem when it comes to a person's relationship with history that could affect them as an adult.
Luckily, we at Cracked are anything but Very Serious. While we aren't the brightest of bulbs, we at least know enough to share that Stalin stole Mao's poop, the Challenger explosion wreckage including millions of dollars worth of cocaine, and that the Germans used porn to teach WWII tank operators. You know, school stuff.
Who knows, you may have even gotten better grades in school if you'd been taught some of these very real facts: