The more you know! These facts are WILD. Who knew that the very first fax was sent around the time of the Oregon Trail?! That fact totally changed my perception of time.
Here are 16 unusual historical facts, you may not have heard of:
Life in Moments is a really great Twitter account to follow if you're interested in history or just like to see cool images from the pasts. Images such as a woman from the early 1900s riding a scooter (essentially what some folks are currently riding at this very moment). Pretty neat! Or how about that absolutely terrifying Santa Claus from the 1900s?
Humans are pretty weird, and our history reflects that. Here are some random facts about human history that will boost your trivia skills significantly. And who doesn't love some new facts to store in the back of your brain, only to be retrieved at the most useless of times? But c'mon, we all know that winning trivia night isn't something to be sneezed at. So learn these facts and use them well, my minions.
Whenever we think of certain historic landmarks, such as the Statue of Liberty or the Golden Gate Bridge, we get a clear image in our head of exactly what they look like. One thing most people don't think about is the grueling workload it took to construct these landmarks. Now that they're complete, we admire them, but a ton of manpower and time went into making sure these magnificent structures stood the test of time. Just check out these fascinating photos showing all those landmarks while they were in the middle of their construction…Via: Boredom Theraphy
If we look back in time, when parents apparently didn't seem overly concerned with infant or child safety, we can behold some very weird or outstandingly stupid and dangerous inventions. All of these were really real things, some of them weren't mass produced or marketed, but ALL of them will make you shake your head few times. Via: How To Be a Dad