A cheap and effective way to torture someone was with the use of rats. There were many variants, but the most common was to force a rat through a victim’s body (usually […]
The United States has never lost a war in which mules were used.
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On February 19, 1803, President Thomas Jefferson signed an act of Congress that approved Ohio’s boundaries and constitution. This action might have been a bit hasty, however. Congress had never passed a […]
“You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.” — Abraham Lincoln Read more fun facts about Abraham Lincoln. Read more inspiring quotations.
Nikola Tesla once “shook the poop out” of a constipated Mark Twain with an experiment. One famous legend surrounding the eccentric Tesla was that he had an earthquake machine in his Manhattan […]
Thomas Edison electrocuted an elephant in 1903 to prove Tesla’s AC current was dangerous. source
According to legend, Ethiopian shepherds first realized the profound caffeinating effects of coffee when they noticed their goats started “dancing” after eating coffee berries. source
Admiral David Farragut is remembered for famously shouting “Damn the torpedoes!” in the U.S. Civil War’s Battle of Mobile Bay. That was, by no means, the extent of his accomplishments. Anyone who […]
President Franklin D. Roosevelt encouraged Americans to overcome the challenges of the Great Depression by boldly proclaiming, “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” He could have saved time […]