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16 Surprising Historical Facts You Won’t Learn Anywhere

We all have studied different sorts of history about different people with different cultures in different contexts from Mayan civilization to the modern World War 2. However, there are many less known facts about different historic facts which are less likely to be known even by history professors.

Today, at FactWish, we’ll mention some of the amazing facts in history to leave you all surprised. Lets get started.

1. In ancient Egypt, servants were covered with honey so that they could attract flies away from the Pharaohs.

In ancient Egypt, servants were covered with honey

2. Very few people know that Abraham Lincoln was a successful wrestler before becoming a politician. He lost only one match during wresting in his entire wrestling career.

Abraham Lincoln was a successful wrestler before becoming a politician

3. During 20th century, in Mongolia, many criminals were locked up in a wooden box and left alone to die from starvation.

During 20th century, in Mongolia, many criminals were locked up in a wooden box and left alone to die

4. After WWII, every British Army tank is equipped with a tea making equipment.

After WWII, every British Army tank is equipped with a tea making equipment

5. In 1939, a member of Swedish parliament named Erik Gottfrid Christian Brandt, nominated German dictator Adolf Hitler for the Nobel Peace prize. However, nomination was cancelled later.

Adolf Hitler was once nominated for the Nobel Peace prize

6. Tsutomu Yamaguchi survived the nuclear attacks in Japan. When bomb was dropped in Nagasaki, he was in Hiroshima. When bombing happened in Hiroshima, surprisingly he traveled back to home a day before bombing.

Tsutomu Yamaguchi survived the nuclear attacks in Japan

7. During Charlie Chaplin look-alike competition in San Francisco, original Charlie participated in it. Surprisingly, he came at 20th place.

In a Charlie Chaplin look-alike competition, Charlie Chaplin failed at 20th spot

8. England and Zanzibar had world’s shortest war which lasted for only 38 minutes.

England and Zanzibar had world's shorted war

9. A recent study shows that initially humans domesticated chickens for cock fighting instead of food.

A recent shows that initially humans domesticated chickens for cock fighting instead of food

10. “Sokushinbutsu” was a technique used by ancient Japanese monks between 11th to 19th century to mummify themselves alive by slowly discontinuing themselves from food and water.

"Sokushinbutsu" was a technique used by ancient Japanese monks to mummify themselves

11. The Taiping Rebellion war in China had killings almost doubled the death rate of World War I.

The Taiping Rebellion war in China had killings almost doubled the death rate of World War I

12. Out of the 10 deadliest wars in human history, 7 were in China.

Out of the 10 deadliest wars in human history, 7 were in China

13. From 1900 to 1920, Tug of War was contested as an Olympic event in every Olympiad of Summer Olympics.

From 1900 to 1920, Tug of War was contested as an Olympic event

14. People during middle ages believed that left testicle produced girls. Many men had it removed to ensure a son.

People during middle ages believed that left testicle produced girls

15. Americas already had a third of world’s population when Columbus discovered it.

Americas already had a third of world's population when Columbus discovered it

16. Urine was used by Romans to wash their mouth. It is because urine contains ammonia which acts as one of the best natural cleaning agents.

Urine was used by Romans to wash their mouth

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