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10 Weird History Facts That Will Change Your Perspective

Some facts are stranger than fiction.

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The shortest war in recorded history only lasted 38 minutes.

Anglo-Zanzibar War
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People made clothes out of food sacks during the Great Depression.

Adolf Hitler and his Nazi army relied on drugs to fight through World War II.

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The Roman Emperor Gaius wanted to make his favorite horse a member of public office.

King Henry VII had attendants specifically to help him go to the bathroom.

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Ancient Mayans worshipped turkeys as gods.

Americans used to call hamburgers "liberty steaks."

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The University of Oxford predates the Aztec Empire.

The use of forks was once considered sacrilegious.

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The French constructed a fake Paris during World War I.