Monday, 20 April 2015

5 Historical Facts That Aren't Facts

5 Historical Facts That Aren't Facts
1. Walt Disney's body was cryogenically frozen in the hope of being brought back to life in the future. Yeah, that'd be crazy. Even for Walt Disney. Unfortunately it isn't true. Records show he was cremated in 1966. Then abducted by aliens and is now living on their home world telling them stories of 7ft genetically engineered mice that can talk.
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2. Albert Einstein failed maths at school. This is probably a myth told to stupid kids to make them feel better. It's not true in the slightest. Einstein was a genius. Even at school. He himself responded to this rumour and, after kicking the guy in the nuts, he replied, "I never failed mathematics." He then kicked the guy in the nuts again and went on, "Before I was 15, I had mastered differential and integral calculus and the ninja art of nut-kicking. I just don't own a comb."

3. George Washington had wooden teeth. The first ever President of the United States of America did have false teeth. But, contrary to the popular belief, they weren't wooden. His teeth were constructed from an assortment of elephant and hippopotamus ivory, donkey and horse teeth, ivory, lead, and even human teeth bought from African-American slaves. However, upon closer inspection of George Washington's skeletal remains, he may have also had some further modifications.
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4. Napoleon Bonaparte was a very short and angry man. Well, he may have been angry, but he wasn't short. He measured in at 5ft 7inches tall. This may not be impressive by today's standards, and wasn't tall for Napoleon's time, but it was far from being short. In fact, it was pretty spot on the average height of a French man back then. However, the guy did have a teeny weeny, which is actually where the term "Napoleon Syndrome" comes from. He was a tiny angry man.
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5. The Declaration of Independence was signed on the 4th July 1776. Nope, it wasn't. And yet Americans celebrate Independence Day every year on July 4th, and most would swear blind that it was the date the document was signed. In fact, this was the day the Declaration of Independence was ratified by Congress, but it was actually signed two days earlier on the 2nd July. A few weeks later, it was stolen by Nicolas Cage and used to batter Sean Bean to death. It's true. Watch the bonus material on the DVD.

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