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Five fictional history stories you were taught in class

Cracked.com has compiled a list of five fictional stories you were taught in history class as being fact. #5 Paul Revere's Midnight Ride In Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's poem The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere, little children are told a fantastic story of patriotism and late night horse riding. In the

Ten lost technologies

TopTenz has posted an interesting list about ten technologies and techniques that we have lost knowledge of over the years, from Damascus steel to Roman cement. 2. Roman Cement Modern concrete was developed in the 1700s, and today the simple mixture of cement, water, sand, and rocks is the most

6 things from history that everyone pictures incorrectly

Cracked.com has posted a very interesting list correcting some of the wrong mental assumptions we make about history. #6: The Pyramids Were Smooth, White and Shiny The Perception: We get so busy being amazed by the Pyramids, with their massive, meticulously layered sandy golden bricks, that we forget that what

Seven lost bodies of work that would have changed everything

Cracked.com has posted a super-interesting list about seven lost bodies of work that could have changed everything if they were still around/documented properly. #1 All Music Made Through Most of Human History Quick, what's the best song of all time? Don't bother answering. The odds are overwhelming that we don't

6 ridiculous history myths you probably think are true

Cracked.com has put together another great history list showcasing six ridiculous history myths you probably think are true. #3 America Goes Crazy Over War of the WorldsIn 1938, Orson Welles' radio production of the H.G. Wells novel War of the Worlds played out as a massive prank on the nation,

6 historic acts of revenge that put ‘Kill Bill’ to shame

Cracked.com has posted an interesting list about six incredible historic acts of revenge. In 1807, a French dude named Pierre Picaud had just about everything on life's menu going for him: a steady job as a cobbler, a home just outside the lovely French riviera and an insanely hot,

6 insane historical coincidences

Cracked.com has posted an amazing list of six historical coincidences you won't believe actually happened. #5 Morgan Robertson Writes About the Titanic... 14 Years Early A hundred years before James Cameron turned douchebaggery into an art form at the Oscars, American author Morgan Robertson wrote a shitty book called

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