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We Bet You Didn’t Know These 10 Amazing Facts From History!

The world constantly has new ways of surprising us, and history is one element that keeps springing up amusement! What you will read below will blow your mind!

DANTE’S CIRCLE OF HELL!

Remember Dante’s Inferno and the 9 circles of hell? Well, if you don’t know what we are talking about,maybe it is  time to revisit this work. Dante speaks of bankers in a lower rung than murderers. Wow!

 

UTAH’S WORK POLICY:

Utah’s policy on the 4-day-workweek may have come to an end, but that doesn’t stop us from admiring the state for its attitude towards working class.

 

STAR WARS WITH A TWIST!

Everyone loves Star Wars and those who have great memory would remember Mark Hamill, the actor who played Luke Skywalker. Well, it so happened that in an interview, the man confessed that Luke was gay. However, the series concealed this fact smoothly.

 

WORLD WAR II:

That was one time we seldom want to rethink of, but it so turns out even in the hour of frenzy, the warring nations were doing something that will blow your mind (Novelty wise, ofcourse). Due to the shortage of saline, the doctors of Japan and Britain used coconut water to rehydrate soldiers in second World War.

A GIANT TAKE OFF:

Space Exploration Technologies Corporation better known as SpaceX started out in 2002 but it soon went into major debts. In 2008. entered a miracle called Elon Musk. He signed a contract with the investors and took Tesla motors and SpaceX from bankruptcy to the whooping valuation of $1.6 billion – and all this in just 3 days!

 

GREEK OLYMPICS:

Everyone loves the Olympics. However you’d be shocked to know, the Greek states put down their spears and shields for the three month period leading to the Olympics.

 

ETHICALLY WRONG:

Libraries are usually places that books easily go missing from. But a recent study proved that the books that never again see the light of the day (Atleast in the library) are mostly always on Ethics. Precisely 50% of the time.

TITANIC:

This is one saga that everyone connects with, irrespective of the age and thanks to the wonderful film, everyone has a picture to reminisce of the moment someone says Titanic.  Adding to the melancholy is this fact that Thomas Andrews Jr, one of the designers of Titanic was on the board when the ship sank.

 

PRESIDENT DAVIS:

Remember Jefferson Davis? Well, he was an American politician who served as the President of the Confederate State from 1861 to 1865. He was a member of the Democratic Party and represented Mississippi in the Senate. However, the man was captured in 1865 at Fort Monroe and accused of Treason. But seldom know, that he was never tried for the same!

 

THE LAST KNOWN CYAD:

Evolution is sometimes risky, especially when we start losing species in substitution for weaker, new ones. Take for instance the Cyad trees. What once formed more than half of the earths cover are almost extinct now. In fact the last cyad has been preserved at the Botanical Garden in Kew.

Named E. woodii, it is indeed the loneliest plant in the world. Cycads are a very old order of tree and it turns out this one, which is still there in London, may be the very last tree of its kind on our planet, the last one to grow up in the wild.