It has been said that those that do not learn about history are doomed to repeat it. A lot of students may find history boring and would rather focus on the here and now, but sometimes history can be surprising.
Bizarre facts and events that we may not have learned about from our high school textbooks. Try as we may, not all information can be stored in a single textbook and history is not an exact science. Sometimes the things that are left out are believed to be ‘too sensitive’ or ‘vulgar’ for young people to hear about and needed to be censored. Other times it’s because it’s not deemed important enough or for convenience sake for different cultures. But these are some of those intriguing events and people that helped shaped the world as we know it today, whether we learned about them in school or not.