35 Largely-Unknown Segments of History We’ll Make Fall Into Place for You

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35 Largely-Unknown Segments of History We’ll Make Fall Into Place for You

Do historians purposely leave out the interesting stuff to help keep us lethargic in history class? We’re a lot easier to control that way, aren’t we? Well, we drummed up some lesser-known historical facts that’ll perk everyone right up! Yup, you could teach us these bad boys in a dim, warm room directly after a lasagna lunch, and we’d still be amped up to learn.

An astronaut pooped and puked all over Apollo 8 in mid-orbit. Frank Borman got briefly but violently ill, to the extent that it overwhelmed the waste system. Meaning: poo and spew orbs floating around the cabin. CRACKED.COM

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St. Nick had a crooked nose From studying the remains of the man behind Santa Claus, researchers know jolly ol' St. Nick had a badly broken nose that healed asymmetrically. CRACKED.COM

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A computer can tell a real Jackson Pollock from a fake It has 93% accuracy. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED.COM

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Picasso was once suspected of stealing the Mona Lisa in 1911. One of Picasso's friends had sold him art stolen from the Louvre before and reported him to the police. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED.COM

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Henry Hudson 1565-1611? ABANDONED BY MUTINEERS Hudson, an English explorer, was abandoned by his crew and never seen again. CRACKED

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CRACKED Franz Reichelt 1878-1912 JUMPED OFF THE EIFFEL TOWER Reichelt, an Austrian-born tailor, died after jumping off the first platform of the Eiffel Tower while testing his design for a parachute suit. It didn't work.

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President Hoover briefly had a possum as a pet at the White House. Some toymakers tried and failed to market Billy the Possum toys. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED.COM

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Frank Sinatra was offered the lead role of Die Hard The producers were contractually obligated to offer the role to the 70-year-old Sinatra because he starred in The Detective. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED.COM

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Maya Angelou was the first Black streetcar conductor in San Francisco She was only sixteen when she staged a sit-in for weeks until she was allowed to apply for the job. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED.COM

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