10 Rando Historical 'Now You Know' Facts

Some people like to say they were "born in the wrong generation." But lots of past generations lived in a time when you could be executed by the state for stealing a bell, or fall victim to accidental horny mutiny.

Just food for thought. Here are some historical facts that may or may not make you glad to be alive today:

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Napoleon's first wife performed a sex act that baffles modern historians. They exchanged tons of extremely dirty letters, which mentioned, but never eSource: Standard

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In WWl, the German ship SMS Cap Trafalgar was disguised to look like British ocean liner RMS Carmania in order to raise hell behind enemy lines. But tSource: War History Online

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The Wanggongchang Explosion killed 20,000 people in the capital of the Ming Dynasty in 1626. THE CHINI AN OCEAN No one knows what caused it, but it ki

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An astronaut pooped and puked all over Apollo 8 in mid-orbit. Frank Borman got briefly but violently ill, to the extent that it overwhelmed the waste Source: Space

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The largest bell ever made was lost by a greedy governor. Portugese warlord Filipe de Brito e Nicote was granted a governorship, then promptly declare

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The -Zanzibar War was the shortest war in recorded history. The 1896 skirmish between the British Empire and the Zanzibar Sultanate lasted 45 minutes,Source: Historic UK

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The 1767 expedition of the HMS Dolphin had to be cut short due to accidental horny mutiny. Captain Samuel Wallis noticed his crew were dismantling theSource: National Archives

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Ohio and Michigan once went to war - over Toledo. MICHIGAN Maumee Toledee Bay Disputed Toledo Strip Perrysburg OHIO River Maumee From 1835-36, the twoSource: History

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Yang Kyoungjong was a Korean soldier in WWll who was forced to fight on 3 sides of the war. He was conscripted into the Japanese army, captured and foSource: War History Online

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Pepsi was once the 6th largest navy in the world. hwer MENC-KOMIA DENCH-KO ENCN NENCW-KONA RANBER th The USSR had restrictions on transporting rubles Source: BBC