35 strange and entertaining facts from the Weird History account that history lovers will appreciate

The account "Strange Story" on Twitter recently turned ten years old, but, to the delight of 177 thousand subscribers, the flow of interesting and funny facts does not dry up. And it's good, because there is never much knowledge! Here is a selection of fresh historical facts that will help you show off your erudition in a circle of friends.

35 strange and entertaining facts from the Weird History account that history lovers will appreciate

35 strange and entertaining facts from the Weird History account that history lovers will appreciate

During the Great Smog in London in 1952, blind people helped sighted people walk home because they could find their way blindly.

35 strange and entertaining facts from the Weird History account that history lovers will appreciate

A dagger to repel an attack. He was held in his left hand to repel the blows of the sword, and the right was attacked at this time.

35 strange and entertaining facts from the Weird History account that history lovers will appreciate

Photo of barricades on the streets of Paris during the revolution in France in 1848

35 strange and entertaining facts from the Weird History account that history lovers will appreciate

Children's leather shoes from Ancient Rome

35 strange and entertaining facts from the Weird History account that history lovers will appreciate

Mussolini's Fascist headquarters, 1934

35 strange and entertaining facts from the Weird History account that history lovers will appreciate

Because of the embargo, there are more 1950s cars left in Cuba than anywhere else

35 strange and entertaining facts from the Weird History account that history lovers will appreciate

Folding globe of 1852

35 strange and entertaining facts from the Weird History account that history lovers will appreciate

The 1000-year-old Ki-gompa Monastery in India, located at an altitude of 4,166 meters above sea level

35 strange and entertaining facts from the Weird History account that history lovers will appreciate

During communion, priests say the words "Hoc est corpus meum" (this is My Body) in order to "turn" bread into the body of Christ - hence the expression "hocus pocus"

35 strange and entertaining facts from the Weird History account that history lovers will appreciate

Helmet with protective mask worn by riders of the elite Roman cavalry

35 strange and entertaining facts from the Weird History account that history lovers will appreciate

The man who invented garden gnomes hoped that in this way he would be able to attract real gnomes and invite them to tea

35 strange and entertaining facts from the Weird History account that history lovers will appreciate

The ancient Egyptians caught criminals with the help of trained baboons

35 strange and entertaining facts from the Weird History account that history lovers will appreciate

Leonard Nimoy has written two autobiographies: "I am not Spock" and "I am Spock"

35 strange and entertaining facts from the Weird History account that history lovers will appreciate

Hannah Stilly was born in 1746, and this picture was taken in 1840. It is believed that she was born earlier than any other person who has ever been photographed.

35 strange and entertaining facts from the Weird History account that history lovers will appreciate

This is an ostracon - a shard on which the ancient Greeks wrote the names of people they wanted to expel

35 strange and entertaining facts from the Weird History account that history lovers will appreciate

The place where Gaius Julius Caesar was killed now serves as a shelter for cats

35 strange and entertaining facts from the Weird History account that history lovers will appreciate

The morning after the abolition of Prohibition in the United States, 1933

35 strange and entertaining facts from the Weird History account that history lovers will appreciate

Monocycle, 1931: it's a pity that it didn't catch on!

35 strange and entertaining facts from the Weird History account that history lovers will appreciate

Black cats in line to audition in Hollywood, 1961

35 strange and entertaining facts from the Weird History account that history lovers will appreciate

Dogs are not allowed to enter Selwyn College in Cambridge, so the Basset Hound Yo-yo is considered a "very big cat."

35 strange and entertaining facts from the Weird History account that history lovers will appreciate

A telephone tower in Stockholm before the Swedes sorted out the wires: 5000 lines in the photo, 1890.

35 strange and entertaining facts from the Weird History account that history lovers will appreciate

Medieval armor in the form of a bird, Prague Castle

35 strange and entertaining facts from the Weird History account that history lovers will appreciate

Until the 20th century, boys were dressed in pink clothes, and girls - in blue

35 strange and entertaining facts from the Weird History account that history lovers will appreciate

In India, these blades were attached to the tusks of war elephants going on the attack

35 strange and entertaining facts from the Weird History account that history lovers will appreciate

3000-year-old axe with dragons from ancient China

35 strange and entertaining facts from the Weird History account that history lovers will appreciate

Stairs in Europe's oldest 4,000-year-old palace (Knossos Palace in Crete).

35 strange and entertaining facts from the Weird History account that history lovers will appreciate

In 2010, Iran banned the haircut "mallet".

35 strange and entertaining facts from the Weird History account that history lovers will appreciate

In the XIX century, cyclists were warned that they could develop a "bicycle face": bulging eyes and a prominent chin

35 strange and entertaining facts from the Weird History account that history lovers will appreciate

Shepherds in some parts of France used to wear stilts to keep an eye on their flocks and not get their feet wet in the swamps

35 strange and entertaining facts from the Weird History account that history lovers will appreciate

A bag for books from medieval Italy. It looks like a backpack of a schoolboy who is fond of heavy metal

35 strange and entertaining facts from the Weird History account that history lovers will appreciate

A smoke break during the Tour de France cycling race, 1920

35 strange and entertaining facts from the Weird History account that history lovers will appreciate

One of the first fighter pilots, Turkish pilot Sabiha Gokcen, 1937.

35 strange and entertaining facts from the Weird History account that history lovers will appreciate

What flight booking looked like before the advent of computers, 1945.

35 strange and entertaining facts from the Weird History account that history lovers will appreciate

Alexander von Humboldt learned a language that was declared dead 40 years ago from a parrot that still knew some words.

35 strange and entertaining facts from the Weird History account that history lovers will appreciate

Former US Secretary of State Colin Powell took selfies 60 years before it became fashionable.

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