History Facts SMS You Never Knew
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Albert Einstein was offered the role of Israel’s second President in 1952, but declined.
Ancient Romans at one time used human urine as an ingredient in their toothpaste.
Arabic numerals (the ones used in English) were not invented by the Arabs at all – they were actually invented by Indian mathematicians.
During the reign of Elizabeth I, there was a tax put on men’s beards.
England’s King George I was actually German.
February 1865 is the only month in recorded history not to have a full moon.
In 1912, a Paris orphanage held a raffle to raise money-the prizes were live babies.
In 200 BC, when the Greek city of Sparta was at the height of its power there were 20 slaves for every citizen.
In Ancient Egypt, cats were considered sacred. When a family pet cat died, the entire family would shave off their eyebrows and remain in mourning until they had grown back.
In Ancient Greece, if a woman watched even one Olympic event, she was executed.
In ancient Rome, it was considered a sign of leadership to be born with a crooked nose.
It took 20,000 people 22 years to build the Taj Mahal
Karl Marx was once a correspondent for the New York Daily Tribune
Many men who acted as guards along the Great Wall of China in the Middle Ages spent their whole lives there. They were born there, raised there, they married there, died there, and were even buried within the wall.
Napoleon was once attacked by rabbits.
Officially, the longest war in history was between the Netherlands and the Isles of Scilly, which lasted from 1651 to 1986. There were no casualties.
Peter the Great executed his wife’s lover, and forced her to keep her lover’s head in a jar of alcohol in her bedroom.
Roman Emperor Caligula was so upset by the death of his sister Drusila that he imposed a year of mourning. During this time, everyone in the empire was forbidden to dine with his family, laugh or take a bath. The penalty for transgression was death.
Soon after building started in 1173, the foundation of the Pisa tower settled unevenly. Construction was stopped, and was continued only a 100 years later. Therefore, the leaning tower was never straight.
The first bomb dropped on Germany in World War II, killed the only elephant in the Berlin Zoo.
The Parliament of Iceland is the oldest still acting parliament in the world. It was established in 930.
The salute comes from Medieval times, when knights would raise their visors to reveal their identity
The shortest war in history was fought between Zanzibar and England in 1896. The war lasted only 38 minutes before Zanzibar surrendered.
When Albert Einstein died, his last words died with him. The nurse close to him did not understand German.