Jul 28, 2022

Random Thursday


Today wraps up our section on History and Politics in Shane Carley's True Facts That Sound Like Bull$#*t! There's just one chapter left in this book and that's literally a Potpourri category, so anything goes!

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Did you know that one of Julius Caesar's mistresses was Brutus' mother?!

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Apparently, the book thought people though that Mt. Rushmore was way older than it is. Mt. Rushmore was completed in 1939, so it's only 83 years old today.

I kind of thought it wasn't like wayyy old. Though I'd still like to see it one day.

(image borrowed from Daily Sabah)

In The Battle of Karansebes, the Austrian army mistook tone of their own armies for their enemy and lost up to 10,000 soldiers.


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In 1893, Australia tried to create a New Australia in South America. It ended up being a colony in Paraguay.

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Did you know that estimations put about 0.9% of the U.S. population in jail at any one time?

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