History is one of the most boring subjects. Or maybe it was the curriculum that was boring not the history. You don’t believe us? Well, today we have brought you 10 weird yet interesting historical facts that will make you fall in love with history.
1. 12.5 Million Africans Were Sold Into Slavery
During the colonization period, the life of the Africans was no better than hell. It can be estimated by the fact that 12.5 million African were sold to American countries.
2. Thousands Of Abandoned Baby Girls In China
China got the “One Child policy”. Hence, the unwanted children are abandoned. According to a report, approximately 10,000 girls were abandoned since 2005.
3. Trial Of The Animals
This is one of the weirdest historical facts that the animals were put into trials in the medieval period. Undoubtedly, they did not even try to speak in their own defense. Hence, they were declared guilty before executed.
4. Dentures From Teeth
It is true that a couple of centuries ago, the dentures were made from the teeth. These teeth were pulled out from the mouth of perished soldiers.
5. Arabic Numerals Were Not Created By Arabs
Yes! It is true as those numerals were created by the Indians.
6. Shortest War In The History
Our history encompasses great wars that last for many years. However, the shortest war lasted only 38 minutes. The war was fought between England and Zanzibar.
7. Longest War In The History
The longest war in the history is the Dutch-Scilly War. It started in 1651 and the war completed its 335 years before ending in 1986.
8. Great Fire Of London
The Great Fire Of London occurred in 1666. It devastated 13,200 houses and 87 churches. However, the death toll is not clear. According to Wikipedia, Only 6 deaths were recorded.
9. Brutal Sacrifices By The Mayans
It was literally heartless. It was common among the Mayans that while performing the sacrifices they pull out the beating heart from the body of the sacrificial subject.
10. Romans Used To Mouth Wash With Urine
Admittedly, this one is utterly disgusting. However, for the Romans, it is their way of cleanliness.
There are certain interesting facts in history that we common people are unaware of. Over here there are two such interesting facts that are known to very few people. Also read 10 things that have completely changed in last 100 years here.
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