Trivia

Most of us have some general history knowledge, some of the most incredible and fascinating things that have happened in history somehow manage to slip right under our noses!

Below are 26 mind blowing facts that aren't as widely known. Check them out!

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I wrote an article recently about a little boy who called the police because he got snow pants for Christmas, and it started a conversation full of jokes about fashion emergencies and the fashion police. As many of you know, I'm short. Very short. Like not even five feet tall kind of short. So when people started asking about the kinds of things I would consider fashion emergencies, my mind went immediately to my lifelong nemesis. The maxi skirt. I'm just out here tryna look Boho-Chic like the rest of you, but instead I look like what would happen if a potato dressed up as Moana for Halloween.

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Jim Jones. (Wikipedia)

Personality is a dangerous thing, and the ability to influence people can be used for ill just as easily as it's used for good. We naturally find ourselves attracted to magnetic people, allowing their charisma to blind ourselves to their intentions and ideas.

Criminology and psychology researcher Joe Navarro has dedicated his life to understanding the twisted charisma of cults and cult leaders. Here, we've outlined his list of 50 traits common to cult leaders that help them dominate the lives of others.

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It's no secret that most of human history has been a pretty bloody affair. We do what we can to remember the horrors of the past as lessons for the future, but it's inevitable that some of those stories slip through the cracks.

Here are 19 true stories of the macabre from across the world. Enjoy! And check out the sources and links for even more.

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Maybe it's a certain type of food consumed every holiday, or a very specific activity done every week, but each family has their own traditions that are different from the norm, and some are just outright...strange.

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Game of Thrones is easily one of the most popular franchises around today. Although most people are familiar with it through the show, the books that inspired it are worth a read (Or a listen to, Audiobooks are great).

Prolific author George R. R. Martin has become somewhat notorious for hiding sneaky references to some of his favourite pieces of culture in the massive novels. From Comic Books to Rock Bands, it's time to unpack some of the elusive references hidden between the saga's 4228 pages.

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