Humans are a weird bunch, there’s no denying the fact. Over the years we’ve plunged into the depths of the deepest caverns and explored the bright blue skies that turn into dark starry space up above, yet nothing can quite compare to the crazy little things made by some pretty famous individuals here on Earth. Find out why Julius Caesar wore a wreath, what Malay harems look like, and what kind of wedding gift was once given to Queen Victoria. Even Christmas was once cancelled by the Brits! Here are 22 bizarre facts that will change your perception of humanity.
A monkey from South Africa was actually promoted to corporal during the WWI.
Saliva is the active (and some say most important) ingredient in a bird’s nest soup, a popular Chinese delicacy.
In 1647, the English Parliament decided it no longer needed Christmas and abolished the holiday.
Jeweller Otto Rohwedder is to blame for a revolution in bread slicing. He invented the first ever bread slicer back in 1927, but it took him almost 6 years to perfect the art. His final machine was even wrapping the sliced bread in paper!
Children of the North Australia’s Tiwi Tribe get married as soon as they are born.
Einstein’s attendant nurse didn’t speak any German at all, that’s why no one knows about his last words.
Born on the January 4th, 1838, Charles Sherwood Stratton didn’t grow up to be a tall man. In fact, his growth stopped when he was 6 months old, making him one of the shortest men that have ever lived. P.T. Barnum picked up Charles and turned him into a circus success under the pseudonym ‘’General Tom Thumb”. His height was just 1 meter!