The Mexican Constitution of 1917 was the first document in history that said every person has the right to an education. – WTF Fun Facts
Operation Tracer was a secret backup plan in case the Axis ever captured Gibraltar during WWII. Six men would be sealed in a secret cave overlooking the harbor and report back enemy movements. There was enough supplies to last for 7 years. – WTF Fun Facts
History and prehistory are marked by the invention of records. Anything before written record is ‘prehistory’, any records are in ‘history’. – WTF Fun Facts
After initially being declined by the government, Civil War commander John .T Wilder and his soldiers took out personal loans to purchase Spencer repeating rifles at $35 each. The government eventually paid for the rifles to avoid embarrassment. – WTF Fun Facts
The HNLMS Abraham Crijnssen is a Dutch naval warship that was stationed
in the East Indies in 1941, when the Japanese attacked. Ordered to
retreat to Australia, the crew camouflaged the ship as a jungle island
and would sail farther away each night. – WTF Fun Facts
The ephors of Sparta could fine a king, and they did fine King Archidamus for marrying a short wife for fear she would bear him ‘kinglets’ instead of kings. – WTF Fun Facts
In the early 1960’s, the Soviet Union designed and tested the Tsar Bomba. It was 26 ft long and 8 ft in diameter – too big to fit within the bomber itself. It released 57 megatons of energy which is more than 1,500 times that of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombs combined.
In Victorian times, Cupid’s Kettledrums was slang for women’s breasts.