History

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]

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