The Bath curse tablets are a collection of ~130 Roman era tablets discovered in 1979 in Bath, England.[1]

The Chrysler Turbine is incredibly rare; Only 55 were produced during its test runs, 46 of which were melted into scrap.[1]

Nine countries currently have nuclear weapons: the US, UK, Russia, France, China, India, Pakistan, Israel and North Korea.[1]

He just wanted a fair fight.[1]

Jesus commonly appears on ancient Christian sarcophagi in the role of a magician.[1]

In 2019, Russia's Education Ministry published a set of methodological guidelines again calling for nationwide lessons on the AK-47 to foster patriotism.[1]

A surrender allowed the women to leave with whatever they could carry, so the women lifted their husbands onto their shoulders.[1]

A trencher is a type of tableware, commonly used in medieval cuisine. It was originally a flat round of bread used as a plate, upon which the food could be placed to eat.[1]

On November 6, 1869, what many consider to be the first collegiate football game was played between Rutgers College and College of New Jersey.[1]

Paris's Musée du Louvre was originally a fortress, built in 1190, to protect Parisians against Viking attacks.[1]

The Sacred Band of Thebes was an elite troop of select Theban soldiers, consisting of 150 pairs of male lovers, in the century BC.[1]

Percy Spencer was working on radar technology at Raytheon when a chocolate bar melted in his pocket. That gave him an idea for an invention.[1]

In 1834, Dr. John Cooke Bennet added tomatoes to ketchup and claimed his recipe could cure diarrhea, indigestion, jaundice, and rheumatism.[1]

Well, it did neutralize the electrical potential between the earth and sky for a moment.[1]

Over a 24 year career, he amassed a fortune worth 35,863,120 sesterces (an ancient Roman coin), or roughly $15 billion in today's dollars.[1]

In 1494, Michelangelo was commissioned by the ruler of Florence to sculpt a snowman in yard of their mansion.[1]

The 1904 Olympic marathon is widely remembered as the worst marathon in history.[1]

Duelling was a sport at the 1906 Olympics and 1908 Olympics.[1]


The 'Titanic' Officer who Saved Soldiers from the Shores of Dunkirk.[1]

In those days winners were given prizes, in Abbott’s case, a porcelain bowl. [1]