History is a subject about the things which have happened in the past with special attention to the written record of significant events over time. Sure, the history they teach us in school is fascinating but it’s the unknown historical facts that makes it more interesting. If you’re fascinated by mind-blowing historical facts, the Twitter page Weird History is the perfect place for you.
Indeed, the past is filled with curious and wonderful stories. Most of these stories were never taught to us in school so many people don’t know these events occurred. So, once in a while, you stumble upon some amazingly bizarre historical tidbits that would leave you dumbfounded. Well, it turns out that there’s a whole lot of the past to discover. And all the things written in history textbooks are just the tip of the iceberg. If you want to discover the unknown side of our history then you’re on the right page.
Weird History Facts That Actually Exist
The man behind the Twitter page, Andrew Rader, isn’t just a history enthusiast. He’s also a Canadian author and an aerospace engineer. As a matter of fact, he is a mission manager at SpaceX holding a PhD in Aerospace Engineering from MIT specializing in long-duration spaceflight. Despite his future-oriented work, Rader is strongly drawn to interesting historical facts that didn’t make it to the headlines. But nonetheless, these unknown stories are nothing short of fascinating.
The Twitter Page Was Created In 2011 And It Features Lots Of Interesting Facts
Rader created the Twitter page back in 2011 to acknowledge some of the notable persons, events and inventions of the past that most of us probably didn’t know. As the name of the page suggests, it presents a compilation of outlandish facts that actually happened in the past.
For example, you probably didn’t know that a Japanese diplomat Chiune Sugihara saved about 6,000 Jews during WWII by secretly issuing them transit visas so they could flee to the Japanese territory. Statistically speaking, he saved more lives than the famous Oskar Schindler who is known to have saved about 1,200 Jews during the Holocaust.
Did you know that ketchup, yes the all-American condiment, actually descended from a Chinese concoction of picked fish called koe-chiap? And did you know that Nikola Tesla loathed pearls so much that he refused to talk to women wearing them? These tidbits are almost too bizarre to be real.
But these strange facts only make the past even more interesting and more fun to learn. We’ve picked out some of the most amusing and most intriguing facts from the page. So, get ready as we take you back through the wonders of our more unusual history.
Source: Weird History