There are many facts in history that really make sense. But beyond the basics, there is some crazy fact about the world that most people never heard before. Those facts are an influential part of history, but they have got nothing on these zany facts we dug up.
1. Pope Gregory Once Declared War on Cats
In the 13th century, Pope Gregory IX believed that black cats were carriers of evil spirits. Since then black cats are symbolized bad luck to the people not only in Europe but also throughout the world. Pope ordered to exterminate black cats throughout Europe. His followers decimated the population of felines.
The reduction in population resulted in a population explosion among plague-carrying rats, thus leading to the black death. This was one of the deadliest pandemics in human history. It resulted in the death of almost 75 to 200 million people in Eurasia and North America. As we know, it is one of among interesting historical facts that changed life.
2. Abraham Lincoln was a Wrestling Champion
An interesting history fact you probably didn’t listen to in school. Before becoming president, Abraham Lincoln was a famous champion wrestler. Abraham was known to have lost only one match out of 300 matches he played in his career. He was a famous county wrestling champion in Illinois.
3. The Titanic’s owners never said it was unsinkable
The shipbuilder Harland and Wolff never advertised that the Titanic was an unsinkable ship. They also claimed that the myth “unsinkable” was the result of people’s interpretation of the shipbuilder magazine and fake news. The White Star Line insists that it was designed to be unsinkable not it claimed to be. They also said that myth grew after a disaster.
4. Hitler, Mussolini, and Stalin were nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize
At first, Mussolini was nominated by two different people. One of the recommendations came from a German law professor and the other was a professor in France. While he was nominated but not selected by the Noble Committee. It has been stated that there was disagreement whether to give the prize at all that year. Finally, the prize was given to Carl von Ossietzky, a German fighter.
The next, Hitler was nominated by a Swedish member of the parliament E.G.C. Brandt. Fortunately, like Mussolini, the nominations of Hitler and Stalin also did not go far.
5. Albert Einstein could have been the President of Israel
Albert Einstein was a Jewish citizen. In spite of that, he was been offered the presidency by Israel Govt in 1952 but he declined. He said, “I have dealt with objective matters, I do not have the experience to deal properly with people and official functions.”
6. USA govt. poisoned some alcohol during Prohibition
It is one of the weird stories in American history. This kind of historical fact can sometimes seem stranger than fiction. When desperate drinkers made a habit of rubbing alcohol, officials begin to toxic the alcohol by mixing chloroform, methyl alcohol, and even kerosine and gasoline to make it more deadly. Still, people drank it. It resulted in 10,000 death.