Jun 23, 2022

Random Thursday


Time for another round of interesting and bizarre historical facts from True Facts that Sound Like Bull$#*t by Shane Carley! This chapter is definitely way more interesting than the last one! I can't wait to see what else we'll learn!

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Did you know that Soviet scientists once tried to create a human/chimpanzee hybrid? Though, they were never able to impregnate the chimpanzee with human sperm so the experiment didn't succeed.


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Did you know that Pope Pius II wrote a romance novel titled, The Tale of Two Lovers? This was published before he became the Pope, but yes, we had a romance writer as the Pope! Lol!

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Did you know that in the Roman Empire human urine was used as mouthwash?

I mean...how?! No, wait, don't explain! Lol.

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Union General Ulysses S. Grant was not a prolific slave owner but was reported to have one slave whereas Confederate General Robert E. Lee didn't own any.

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During prohibition the US government poisoned beer in an attempt to curb alcohol consumption. Naturally, it resulted in more than a few deaths.

That's an extreme way to get people to stop drinking!

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