55 Interesting History Facts You Won’t Learn Anywhere Else

Published October 23, 2017
Updated April 8, 2021

These interesting facts about history were never taught to you by your teachers — and they probably never even knew.

While any student of history has learned about the likes of Abraham Lincoln and World War II, how many of us know that Lincoln was a champion wrestler or that Franklin Roosevelt okayed a plan to bomb the Imperial Japanese Army with bombs attached to bats?

When we step outside the familiar historical narratives passed down by the textbooks we all read in school, we realize just how many interesting history facts slipped through the cracks. Discover some of the strangest and most fascinating in the gallery below:

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