Top Ten Facts About History You Probably Don't Know

The Top Ten

1 The soviets uses dogs strapped with explosives as an anti-tank weapon in WW2

Yeah...Sad to say this is true. German shepherds were used for this. And dogs were seen as agile and incredibly fast on the battlefield, so this makes sense. - Metalhead1997

2 The current US flag was designed by a 17 year old for a school project
3 The Egyptian pyramids were originally to be completely coated in white marble with 24-karat gold caps on top
4 Sunglasses were actually invented by the Chinese but not to block the sun. Sunglasses were used in the courtroom to hide their emotions
5 John Tyler, America's 10th President in 1841, still has a living grandchild
6 Napoleon was actually taller than the average French man
7 In one afternoon during the battle of Stalingrad, a railway station switched control between Germans and Soviets 14 times
8 It said that for every American killed during WW2, about 21 Soviets were killed

400,000+ Americans were killed and that equals millions of Soviet citizens and soldiers. - Metalhead1997

I suppose it helps when you fight on both sides. - PetSounds

9 Alaska is the only part of America to be occupied by Axis troops in WW2
10 Some giant redwoods are older than the pyramid

The Contenders

11 Catherine of Aragon, Henry VIII's first wife, was the daughter of Isabella I of Castile, the queen that financed Christopher Columbus
12 John Wilkes Booth's brother saved the life of Robert Lincoln, Abraham's son.
13 On the funeral of Edwin Booth (Brother of Lincoln's assassin), Ford Theater collapsed.
14 Australia was the first country to stop the Japanese in WW2
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