9 Weird And Strange Historical Facts That Are Surprisingly True

9 Weird And Strange Historical Facts That Are Surprisingly True

What are the strangest and most wonderful facts of history? The past is full of strange stories, and it is always interesting to know things that are totally strange and weird because it boosts our curiosity.

Here are 7 strange and weird facts of history:-

1. The Italian Doctor explains 'K Syndrome,' a fake disease he invented to save Jews from the Nazis. In the fall of 1943, German soldiers in Italy began to round up and deport Italian Jews—10,000 people were sent to concentration camps during the almost two-year Nazi occupation. Most of them never returned. But in Rome, a group of doctors saved at least 20 Jews from a similar fate by diagnosing them with Syndrome K, a deadly, disfiguring, and contagious disease.

2. Roberto Nevilis, an Italian pedagog, is considered to be the real "inventor" of homework. He was the person who had invented homework in far 1905 and made it a punishment for his students. Since the time when homework was invented, this approach has become popular around the world.

3. The Prague Astronomical Clock is one of the oldest fully functional astronomical clocks in the world. The Prague Astronomical Clock is one of the most popular landmarks in the city. It is over 600 years old and is one of the oldest functional astronomical clocks in the world.

4. The stethoscope was invented in France by René Laennec at the Necker-Enfants Malades Hospital in Paris in 1816. It consisted of a wooden tube and was a monaural tube. Laennec invented the stethoscope because it was not comfortable to place his ear directly on a woman's chest to listen to her heart.

5. Hans Steininger was an Austrian man who became famous for having the longest beard in the world. It was over 4.2 feet long in 1560, according to various estimates, and he became even more famous for dying because of it. It might sound unbelievable. Hans used to roll his beard in a leather pouch to prevent his long beard from impeding his movement. Unfortunately, one day he forgot to do that, and that was the day a fire broke out. While he was trying to run for his life, he accidentally stepped on his beard and broke his neck and died. Of course, a very weird way to die!

6. The Shrew's Fiddle or neck violin is a variation of a yoke, a pillory, or a rigid iron, where the wrists are locked in front of a bound person by a hinged board or a steel bar. It was originally used in the Middle Ages as a way of punishing women who had been caught bickering or fighting. The double Friddle put two people together, face to face, forcing them to talk to each other. They were not released until the argument was released.

7. A wealthy Missouri farmer and loyal Democrat named Valentine Tapley vowed that if Republican Abraham Lincoln were elected president, the farmer would never be shaved again. He kept his promise, and then some of it. When Tapley died, when he was 80 years old in 1910, his beard was more than 12 feet long! ... He's never shaved.

8. Juliana, who died in 1946, was a medal-winning Great Dane. In April 1941, a German incendiary bomb fell through the roof of the house where the Great Dane named Juliana (Dog) and her owner lived. Juliana allegedly walked over to the bomb, stood over it, and urinated on it. By marking the incendiary device, Juliana had extinguished it and prevented the fire from spreading.

9. The punt gun, in essence, was an exceptionally large muzzle-loading shotgun, weighing as much as 200 pounds and measuring 10 to 12 feet in length. Punt guns were usually custom-designed and varied widely, but could have a bore diameter of more than 2 inches (51 mm) and fire of more than one pound (approximately 0.45 kg) of a shot at a time. One-shot could kill more than 50 waterfowl on the surface of the water. Between 1900 and 1918, a series of federal laws were enacted that effectively outlawed the punt gun, along with punt boats. The gun had been so powerful it decimated duck populations, and the government was trying to rectify the problem. Today, punt guns are a novelty item, with less than 100 in use around the world.

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