With real-life facts often being far stranger than fiction, there’s nothing like a good history book to get your noggin’ joggin’ and make you appreciate life from a whole different perspective. I might have started my love affair with history as a subject with the amazing Horrible History book series, but I’ve since then graduated to thick and dusty tomes.

However, I still have a yearning for the more fun and unusual aspects of history that first drew me in. And that’s where the Weird History Twitter page comes into play. A page with 172k followers that’s been active since September 2011, Weird History is the brainchild of Andrew Rader who does, well, pretty much everything: from book-writing to cool space stuff.

Have a look through some of the coolest recent posts made by the Weird History project, upvote the ones that you liked best, and later on consider absorbing some more delicious knowledge from Bored Panda's previous articles about the Twitter account here and here.

More info: Twitter (Weird History) | Twitter (Andrew) | Instagram | FacebookYouTube | Andrew-Rader.com

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MagicalUnicorn
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1 year ago

this is pretty dress, and one with a story

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Leah Helbig
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1 year ago

Our world was built from the back of the horse. They are one of the most important creatures who ever lived.

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Kirsten Kerkhof
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1 year ago

That is one stunning mosaic! Those colours!

DAISY
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1 year ago

YES! It's still in pretty good shape after 2000 YEARS! WOW!

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Withnail
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1 year ago

Amazingly well-preserved! Absolutely gorgeous x

Little Panda Bear
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1 year ago

I just love how it is still preserved so perfectly - even underneath so many layers.

Samantha PandaNotBored
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1 year ago

It’s so beautiful

Renee Letkiewicz
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1 year ago

I'd like to "accidentally" discover something like this...

Lynn Colombo
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1 year ago

Beautiful!

Rosidah Yahya
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1 year ago

beautiful :)

hi myself
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1 year ago

And to think that it's 2,000 years old!

Nadine Bamberger
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1 year ago

That's incredibly well preserved.

judy baker
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1 year ago (edited)

What a beautiful mosaic and hats off to the people and their painstaking work to create it.

Keerthi Vardhan
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1 year ago

Compare that to the quality of today's building and products..puts us to shame.

DAISY
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1 year ago

OMG! THIS AWESOME!

Vicky Zar
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1 year ago

Whoa!

Andy Acceber
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1 year ago

That's awfully deep digging for an "accidental" find.

Jon S.
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1 year ago (edited)

In what sense? You need deep foundations to build tall buildings. Once you find a piece of the mosaic accidentally, you dig around it to reveal the rest. I don't know what planning controls are like in turkey, but in many historical cities you need an archaeologists to inspect the footings as they are being dug.

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Dorothy Cloud
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6 months ago

Just think what else could be buried!

Amanda Hunter
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1 year ago

Odd how things get buried under more dirt, where does the dirt come from?

Tati
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1 year ago

AMAZING!!!

Mari Bryant
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1 year ago

What a fortunate accident. It's gorgeous!

Beatrice Multhaupt
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1 year ago

Am I mistaken or are all the people portrayed women? If so, this would be seriously unusual. Could we have more info on the site and the mosaic itself?

Sara G
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1 year ago

That's amazing!

Wendy
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1 year ago

The full story https://www.boredpanda.com/ancient-greek-mosaic-excavation-zeugma/?utm_source=google&utm_medium=organic&utm_campaign=organic

Farid Red
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1 year ago

If the mosaic is found deep on earth, does it means the ancient land level is much more lower back then?

Andy Acceber
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1 year ago

How did an Ancient Greek floor wind up in Turkey? Is it not Ancient Turkish?

Andy Acceber
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1 year ago

Wait, it just dawned on me that the Ancient Greek Empire was huge. Did it expand into modern day Turkey?

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Philip Mitchell
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1 year ago (edited)

Thats because the Turkish (Ottoman empire at the time) stole half of greece. Istanbul is actually the Greek city of Constantinople. The Britsh forces are stationed in Cyprus to stop the Turkish from stealing the other half of Cyprus.

Night Owl
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1 year ago

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Greek? I bet the Turkish government wasn't exactly happy about that find

Whitney Gal
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1 year ago

I’m pretty sure they weren’t surprised, since there were Greek cities all over Turkey for a couple thousand years.

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Mooncat83
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What are greek mosaics doing in Turkey?

Edith
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1 year ago

My god, what do they teach you in school? Ever heard of Byzantine Empire? It's one of the most known historical facts that Greeks had cities all over today's Turkey, before the Ottoman Empire's settlement on the land.

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Andrew has a PhD from MIT in long-duration spaceflight, is an expert in space exploration, and has authored a host of academic and technical papers. What’s more, he’s an avid writer, having published books for adults and children alike, and he creates tabletop games in his spare time.

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ADHORTATOR
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1 year ago

way ahead of her time

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Sol Veig
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1 year ago

You still get that in finland

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Hans
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1 year ago

That is an unimaginable long time, yet such a tiny fraction of how long life exists on earth...

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The Canadian, who now lives in Los Angeles in California, has also been extensively featured in the media, including in The New York Times and by Vice. And finally, adding to his great list of achievements, he’s a real trivia aficionado (even having taken home awards) and he’s the curator of the Weird Science account, too.

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Danielle Keller
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1 year ago

It's okay, geometry makes me unhappy too.

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Otter
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1 year ago

That might be because in the 1930s, people were still catching tuberculosis from cow's milk. Sick cows can transmit the bacteria through non-pasteurized milk, so if the hospital had its own herd then they could make sure all the beasts were healthy and not infecting the patients.

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Cip IESAN
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1 year ago

In the prehistoric times, the customer service complaint was a wooden club...

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Since 2014, Andrew has been working at SpaceX as a Mission Manager, while previously he had got 4 years of experience as a Spacecraft Systems Engineer at COM DEV. One of the coolest things about him (at least for me) is that he was a candidate for the Canadian Astronaut Corps back in 2009 and as recently as 2017.

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Kirsten Kerkhof
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1 year ago

And I want it so bad! That bag is gorgeous!

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JB
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1 year ago

100 years later - armed insurrection.

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Luis Hernandez Dauajare
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1 year ago

What an amazing detail!

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What’s more, he was being considered as one of the potential candidates for a one-way mission to the Red Planet as part of the Mars One project in 2014. It should be clear by now that Andrews’s passion for science and history aren’t just for show—he’s dedicated his life to the pursuit of truth, knowledge, and pushing the limits of mankind. And Weird History… it’s just the tip of the iceberg.

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Cip IESAN
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1 year ago

The president and the prime minister of many states are not allowed to share the same aircraft. And, during the war, the medics weren't allowed to share the same foxhole.

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Chris Wade
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1 year ago

I mean... As far as prison cells go, that surely isn't that bad, right? lol

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Chris Wade
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1 year ago (edited)

Fast forward 82 years later and people moan about having to wear a cloth/paper mask on planes.

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Kori Peek
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1 year ago

Dwight is my relation and I can tell you this was 100% true. :)

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Some Cool Guy
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1 year ago

Al Ula in Saudi Arabia

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ShneeksDawn
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1 year ago (edited)

What a bore-ing job

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judy baker
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1 year ago

They build very few structures today that would last even half as long.

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Chich
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1 year ago

This makes me happy :)

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Chris Wade
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1 year ago

Ahahahahaha very grown-up, guys, keep it goin'

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Chich
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1 year ago

I love that font for the Metro.

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Otter
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1 year ago

SOMEONE TELL ME THE STORY BEHIND THIS!!!

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J. F.
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1 year ago

And it took a long time to re-discover the need of taking vitamin rich food on sea travels

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Ryan Deschanel
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1 year ago

Cousins are nice, but when a little horde of bloodthirsty bolcheviks want tu slaughter your family, they are not here to help you.

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Kai Wee Toh
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1 year ago

...and then they replaced the cocaine with something more potent and addictive - refined white sugar.

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Pervinca
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1 year ago

He was German before Germans even exist

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WilvanderHeijden
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1 year ago

And nearly 70 years later he's still waiting for her to step down.

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Lila Launehase
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1 year ago

She obviously regrets nothing! Love the smirk!

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Julia Atkinson
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1 year ago

Combines the pleasure of horseriding with the anxiety of being accidentally blinded by your mount

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Shannon
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1 year ago

It's beautiful there. I visit it once in a while with my kids.

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I I
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1 year ago

why ? disgusted by nature ?

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MagicalUnicorn
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1 year ago

well, that's basically only time of home i could afford, so they weren't that wrong

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Sarah Grape
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1 year ago

I thought he said redcoats; though regulars make more sense, red was a popular color for coats

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Kirsten Kerkhof
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1 year ago

A tendency to decapitate the pilot. How many people had to die before they concluded it was a design/idea fault and not just bad luck on the part of the pilot?

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Ozacoter
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1 year ago

Most english words have origins in other germanic or lating languages.

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WilvanderHeijden
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1 year ago

Bob Picasso is a fine name for a dog.

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Otter
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1 year ago

Capuchin monkeys are also named after the monks.

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Kirsten Kerkhof
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1 year ago

I love these heart-shaped books.

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Chancey
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1 year ago

Looks like a golden snitch!

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pebs
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1 year ago

The power of the arch!

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Luis Hernandez Dauajare
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1 year ago

Fun fact: when Titanic sank, the White Star Company refused to pay officers and crew members for services provided during the sinking. And the family of one of the band members who died actually was charged for the loss of his uniform.

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Wilf
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1 year ago

In France they call it the "iron harvest". About 900 tons of unexploded ordnance is recovered every year. If you drive around the battlefields it is perfectly common to see a handful of old hand grenades or mortar rounds sitting on the verge at a farmers' gate, waiting for the bomb disposal people to come on their latest run to pick them up.

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MagicalUnicorn
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1 year ago

i would love to try, sounds much more fun

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Chich
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1 year ago

I remember using one of these. Man I'm old!

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A.J Milne
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1 year ago

London is strange😐

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Otter
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1 year ago

More beavers need to be relocated to the American West. By trapping water behind dams they make water tables rise, which helps reduce wildfires and increases reservoir levels.

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Kirsten Kerkhof
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1 year ago

With such a name they were just asking for it.

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Chris Wade
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1 year ago

Surely a while after him the name "sandwich" stuck but people have been putting stuff between slices of bread (or variations of bread) for thousands of years.

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Tequila4Two
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1 year ago

And with the knives.

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