28 Maudlin Historical Facts That Confirm We’re All Lucky Time Moves Forward

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28 Maudlin Historical Facts That Confirm We’re All Lucky Time Moves Forward

These little historical moments are better left right where they are — in the past. We’re luckily still strolling around this wet, mossy rock, and (luckier still) we’ve learned a lot about what not to do from our strange, disgusting and downright savage ancestors.

Nicola Tesla was a supporter of eugenics: a set of practices aiming to improve the genetic quality of human race. Не thought that the only method was to prevent the breeding of the unfit by sterilization and the deliberate guidance of the mating instinct. CRACKED.COM

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Ernesto Che Guevara was also nicknamed El Chancho (The Pig)... Because he seldom bathed. CRACKED.COM

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Andrew Jackson's parrot had to be expelled from his owner's funeral... Because it wouldn't stop swearing. CRACKED.COM

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Like wearing pajamas? You have WWI air raids to thank. In WWI, people were being driven out of their homes by night-time air raids, and they needed warm, practical, and decent-looking sleepwear. So pajamas became hugely popular: they were loose, covered you up, and could be very stylish. CRACKED.COM

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The repeal of the prohibition of alcohol in 1933 led to the CRACKED.COM emergence of the modern drug cartels. Crime syndicates needed a replacement for their source of income, and drug trafficking was the best alternative available.

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Due to fire, decay, negligence, or deliberate destruction, AP 75% T ط 500 of all American CRACKED.COM silent movies no longer exist.

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For years after the Battle of Waterloo, companies would dig up the bones of fallen soldiers, grind them up, and sell them as fertilizer. Bones are rich in calcium which farmers believed was beneficial to plants. The practice went on for a couple decades and only stopped when the farmers were criticized for fertilizing their lands with the bodies of their relatives. CRACKED.COM

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