Believe it or Not

History is taught in schools but you are taught what the government wants you to learn. The objective of learning history is to know the development of civilization, polity, economy, and science.

You learn about important civilizations, personalities, and dates. But no teacher will tell you about unbelievable facts. So, I decided to compile historical facts that you won’t believe were true.

Welcome to my class on weird history. After this class, you will find history to be stranger than fiction. But I don’t want to give you any lesson on history. My objective is to highlight the creative thinking of our forefathers.

1. Abraham Lincoln In The Wrestling Hall Of Fame

My first chapter on curious history is about the sixteenth president of the US, Abraham Lincoln. He was also a 6’4” tall wrestler. Also, like politics, he attained a great height in wrestling. Out of the 300 contests he participated in, he lost only one. This feat made him an elite fighter in New Salem, Illinois.

2. George Washington Opened A Distillery After Presidency

Strange but true that the first president of the US, George Washington started making whiskey after his presidency. Also, his distillery became the largest distillery by 1799. It was producing the highest over 11,000 gallons of uncaged whiskey at that time. 

3. Dance Epidemic Of 1518

The next in the line of historical oddities is the dance epidemic. In 1518, the people of Strasbourg were gripped by a sudden and uncontrollable urge to dance. It was named “dancing plague” and it saw people dancing until they died of exhaustion or other complications.

4. Boston’s Deadly Molasses Flood 

Boston will never forget January 1919 when … Read more