History is clearly a vast subject to know and with so little time to cover it all, lots of things get swept aside in favor of the greater stories such as the World War II and the Louisiana Purchase. Those histories were certainly interesting stories, but the truth is they’ve got nothing on these wacky facts we dug up.
It turns out that there are a lot more to history than we previously thought.
You ought to be glad that dentures are no longer made from the teeth of dead soldiers? Here are 25 surprising historical fact you never knew existed.
facts you didn’t know.:
- Leshan Giant Buddha, Sichuan Province, China
Wonders!!! the head of the Buddha statue is decorated with 1021 buns. It is one of the most highlighting architectural feature of the statue. The hidden drainage system of the Leshan Buddha statue also represent the architectural brilliance of builders of that time. The hidden channels of drainage system go through head, cloths, arms and behind of ears of the statue. It plays an important role in keeping the Buddha statue from easy degradation.
The creation of the great Buddha statue started in 713 by Tang dynasty and took long 90 years for it’s completion. It was commissioned by a Chinese monk named Haitong. The monk hoped that lord Buddha would protect the site from turbulent water of confluence of three rivers.
Leshan giant Buddha is the largest carved stone Buddha statue anywhere in the world. It is carved on cliff face of mountain in Sichuan province of China, site at which Minjiang, Dadu and Qingyi rivers meet. It is the most important attraction of Leshan city and faces sacred mount Emei. The 71 meter Buddha statue’s shoulder is 24 meter wide and has 27 feet fingers.
- C has the ability to see as many colors as possible more than Humans. You’ll also never see all the beautiful colors of a
What a world we live in. Everyday we missing out on some of the beautiful aspects of the universe, reason been that our bodies cannot process their wonders. How can we be supreme rulers of the world and have full domain over all other living beings when just a chickens can see more colors than we can? Imagine!!! We need to rethink our place on a serious note. Also rainbows are actually made up of, many of which we can’t see either. We are missing out big time!
- At the time, Roman Emperor Gaius, also known as Caligula, made one of his favorite horses a senator to rule a particular province:
Caligula properly Gaius Julius Caesar Augustus Germanicus (31 August AD 12 – 24 January AD 41) was Roman emperor from AD 37–41. Born Gaius Julius Caesar Germanicus (not to be confused with Julius Caesar), Caligula was a member of the house of rulers conventionally known as the Julio-Claudian dynasty. Caligula’s biological father was Germanicus, and he was the great-nephew and adopted son of Emperor Tiberius. The young Gaius earned the nickname “Caligula” (meaning “little soldier’s boot”, the diminutive form of caliga, hob-nailed military boot) from his father’s soldiers while accompanying him during his campaigns in Germania.
In early AD 41, Caligula was assassinated as a result of a conspiracy by officers of the Praetorian Guard, senators, and courtiers. The conspirators’ attempt to use the opportunity to restore the Roman Republic was thwarted: on the day of the assassination of Caligula, the Praetorian Guard declared Caligula’s uncle, Claudius, the next Roman emperor.
- It has been calculated that in the last 3,400 years there have only been 268 years of peace in the world:
Of the past 3,400 years, humans have been entirely at peace for 268 of them, or just 8 percent of recorded history. At the beginning of 2003 there were 30 conflicts going on around the world. These included conflicts in Afghanistan, Algeria, Burundi, China, Colombia, the Congo, India, Indonesia, Israel, Iraq, Liberia, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru, the Philippines, Russia, Somalia, Sudan, and Uganda. Conflicts has to stop for more peace to reign in the world.
- Servants are usually covered in honey so as to attract flies from coming to Pharaoh during the ancient days:
The expression ‘you can catch more flies with honey than with vinegar’ may goes all the way back to Ancient Egypt because Pharoah Pepi II certainly understood the concept.
Pepi II began his reign at the age of six during the sixth dynasty of egypt’s Old Kingdom. His throne name was Neferkare which means “Beautiful is the spirit of Ra”. Some suggest he reigned for 94 years, but it’s more likely to have been 64. The length of his reign may have led to stagnation in his administration, a potential factor in the rapid decline of the Old Kingdom. The decline was primarily a factor of increased power of local nobles who had been accumulating significant wealth and were becoming more powerful. The Old Kingdom would come to an end within a few decades of the end of Pepi II’s reign.
Alledgedly Pepi II despised flies and would keep savants smeared with honey near him in order to keep flies away.
- During medieval times animals were put on trial and sometimes sentenced to death:
In legal history, an animal trial was the criminal trial of a non-human animal. Such trials are recorded as having taken place in Europe from the thirteenth century until the eighteenth. In modern times, it is considered in most criminal justice systems that non-human creatures lack moral agency and so cannot be held culpable for an act.
Animals, including insects, faced the possibility of criminal charges for several centuries across many parts of Europe. The earliest extant record of an animal trial is the killing of a pig in 1266 at Fontenay-aux-Roses. Such trials remained part of several legal systems until the 18th century.
Animal defendants appeared before both church and secular courts, and the offences alleged against them ranged from murder to criminal damage. Human witnesses were often heard and in Ecclesiastical courts they were routinely provided with lawyers (this was not the case in secular courts, but for most of the period concerned, neither were human defendants). If convicted, it was usual for an animal to be executed, or exiled. However, in 1750, a female donkey was acquitted of charges of bestiality due to witnesses to the animal’s virtue and good behaviour while her human co-accused were sentenced to death.
Animals put on trial were almost invariably either domesticated ones (most often pigs, but also bulls, horses, and cows) or pests such as rats and weevils. Creatures that were suspected of being familiar spirits or complicit in acts of bestiality were also subjected to judicial punishment, such as burning at the stake, though few, if any, ever faced trial.
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