5 Random Historical Curiosities You Don't Learn at School
In history classes, we usually learn about the main events that brought humanity to the present time. However, going through all the details of each one is very difficult, even for those who go to history school. So, how about knowing some details that few people comment on? Check out:
1. Titanic dogs
There is a lot of talk about the people who died in the sinking of the Titanic - about 1, 500 of the more than 2, 200 on board - but a lot of people don't know that dogs have been saved too. There were 9 dogs on board, 3 of which survived (2 Pomeranian lulus and 1 Pekingese).
2. The fight without underwear
During the Battle of Azincourt, which took place in 1415 and was one of the most important of the Hundred Years War, British archers facing French soldiers fought practically naked. It turns out that an outbreak of diarrhea affected several regiments, leading to the decision to fight without panties to facilitate evacuation during the battle - many soldiers suffered from incontinence and it was difficult to waste time taking off their pants.
3. The Berlin Wall was sold
Following the fall of the Berlin Wall, the German government authorized the sale of parts of the landmark to various places in order to raise funds. Many museums around the world have their piece of the building, but the wall has ended up in such unusual places as the male urinal on Main Street Station in Las Vegas.
4. The President's Parrot
Andrew Jackson was the 7th president of the United States (between 1829 and 1837) and died in 1845 at the age of 78. He had a pet parrot at the time, and people thought it would be a good idea to take the bird to the funeral. It turns out that the pet was all we think of a parrot: hawk and dirty mouth. So he began to scream at the wake and was expelled from the place!
5. The first round the world
Spaniard Fernão de Magalhães devised the first trip around planet Earth in the 16th century, but was not the first man to achieve such a feat. The trip began in 1519 in Seville, and had 240 men in 5 caravels. A little over a year later, the Pathfinders passed through the Strait of Magellan in the far south of the Americas. Months later, however, an attack by natives of the Philippine region victimized Fernão with a poisoned spear. In the end, only 1 caravel and 18 men were able to go around the world completely, which were guided in the final months by Juan Sebastián Elcano, who took over after Fernão's death.
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