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9 History Facts so Weird They Seem Fake (But Aren’t)

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History classes were undeniably very interesting, but all of our teachers wanted to make us keep in mind details like important years and dates, and most of them were just hard to remember. While it’s important for every citizen to know their country’s history, learning is so much more enjoyable when strange historical facts are discovered along the way.

Continue reading because we’ve compiled a list of some of the weirdest historical facts that are so fascinating that you’ll remember at least two of them the next time you play trivia or surprise your children and grandchildren with interesting stories. Let’s start!

If you remember other interesting facts that we forgot to mention in our article, please feel free to point them out in the comments section down below.

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  1. At the beginning of World War I, observation balloons were so important that enemy forces tried to shoot them down. An Italian biplane pilot was harassing and shooting his revolver at an unarmed balloon observer when the man grew frustrated and threw his map case at the pilot. It hit and briefly stunned the pilot, who lost control of his plane and crashed. The incident remains the only time a balloon defeated an airplane in combat.

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