29 Wild Historical Moments That Didn’t Make the Cut in History Class

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29 Wild Historical Moments That Didn’t Make the Cut in History Class

Imagine compiling a history book and leaving out fun little gems like these! Didn’t those snobbish historians think that fun facts would help grasp our attention in class? Obviously not, because the snore-inducers they gathered up had us, well, snoring. No ZZZs today, kiddos. It’s time for the wild historical moments they foolishly left out!

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Abandoned Rear HOLY SHIT AbundonadReis GRAGKED.COM In World War I, French villagers mistook a latrine pit labeled Abandoned Rear for an American grave. Decades later, they still maintained and honored the grave.

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Battle of Chosin Reservoir 100tsie HOW MANY LICKS Roll® Tootsie us MADE OIL AVORS CRACKED.COM US Marines faced thousands of Chinese in North Korea and radioed for mortar shells, using the codeword Tootsie rolls. HQ misunderstood and dropped actual Tootise rolls.

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William Shakespeare CRACKED.COM Shakespeare left the bulk of his estate to his eldest daughter but left his second best bed to his wife. Sounds weird, but this was common practice for the time, with children receiving the best of the furniture.

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Harry Houdini CRACKED COM Before he died, the magician and his wife created a secret way to communicate to test whether seances were real. After his death, his wife held unsuccessful seances for a decade.

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Leonardo da Vinci fought for animal welfare. Leonardo had a habit of buying caged birds at the marketplace just to release them. Не was furious about the fact that humans raise animals just to slaughter them, and apparently refused to eat meat. CRACKED.COM

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CRACKED.COM THE FBI KEPTS FILES ON... MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. The FBI closely monitored and harassed the civil rights activist, going so far to send an anonymous letter (delivered to his wife) attempting to blackmail MLK into killing himself or they would release audiotapes of his sexual indiscretions. Consider that next time the FBI tweets meaningless well wishes on Martin Luther King Day.

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CRACKED.COM THE FBI KEPT FILES ON... MUHAMMAD ALI An FBI break-in by activists led to exposure of the FBI's secret Counterintelligence Program which illegally targeted groups and people of interest in the civil rights movement, including Muhammad Ali. That break-in was ironically timed with The Fight of the Century, featuring Ali himself, with the assurance that the fight would keep the agents glued to their screens.

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