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 No.79

Post any weird and obscure history facts that you know of

 No.80

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Some of y'all may already know this, but Fidel Castro loved milk. Kinda obsessed with it. So he created a genetically modified cow that would be able to as much milk as cows that only survive in the cold. And he named her Ubre Blanca

 No.81

>>80
what the fuck.

 No.298

Emperor Nero had a young boy emasculated and dressed him up in women's clothing so he could be the new Emperess.

 No.299

>>298
classic Nero

 No.308

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Thomas Sankara, while in his four years in power, jokingly called his wife «the widow».

 No.312

>>308
Source for this?

 No.313

>>312
A Certain Amount of Madness

 No.357

>>298
smh leave the sexy stuff in /GET/

 No.372


 No.373

I've once read that Ceausescu as a youngster was so attractive that many girls attended meetings of the (banned) communist party just to have a chance to see him.

I bet old Nicolae made this up.

 No.385

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>1.
Agusta La Torre, wife of Abimael Guzman died "of heart disease" according to the CPC-SP, but even after the war the location of her body wasn't given.
>2. Eudocio Ravines, leader of the peruvian communist party (a stalinist agent, sent to downplay and kick the mariateguist elements of the party), was secretly a CIA snitch. He later denounced communism, wrote a book with CIA money, was stripped of being peruvian by the Gnrl. Velasco Alvarado, exiled in Mexico and …nobody knows who killed him, but some right wing pundits say it was mexican communists or something like that.

 No.386

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In the 1840's, steam locomotives were clumsy, inefficient, and slow. Also, they had a bad habit of exploding due to reasons. As such, alternative means of powering trains were actively studied.
The atmospheric railway presented itself as a solution by simply relocating the steam engine off the train and into a building, where it worked to create a vacuum in a long pipe, which in turn pulled a piston connected to a train.
Unfortunately, since the leather flap on the Samuda design which covered the cut-out where the arm connecting the piston to the train moved used bee-wax and tallow to make a seal, rats had a habit of wanting to gnaw on it. And when the engine was powered up, the vacuum created sucked them violently into the pipe.
The end result was that the train had a habit of arriving to its station following [b]a torrent of rat blood and viscera[/b].

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JaRVy31lTlQ[Embed]

 No.387

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The renaissance painter Rafael Sanzio died very young. Doctors said he died due to fuck too much with his lover "La Fornarina"

 No.388

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Pic of Brezhnev unrelated.

Mao humilliated Krushev in his second visit to Beijing. He smoked knowing Krushev hated it, etc. But the best was the water. Knowing that Krushev did not know how to swim, Mao, that loved it, went to his swimmingpool inviting Krusev to do the same, the guards gavr him swim clothes. Krushev was in the children corner where he could put his feets, meanwhile Mao swam like a boss. Then they gave Krushev a thing like a boat life-saver, and he went to him swimming like a dog to talk to Mao in the water.

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/khrushchev-in-water-wings-on-mao-humiliation-and-the-sino-soviet-split-80852370/

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 No.409

>>388
Lmao
>>79
The reason why HCM had thousands of aliases was that he loved to write random stuff about his life and other non political content like romantic poetry and short stories.
He thought that publishing under his real name would reduce the amount of actual constructive criticism of his writing (who would really dare to say that literature from the father of the nation is bad?). And surprisingly enough his accounts of his own life were almost always correct.
Also that he went to the same high school as his later political rival Ngo Dinh Diem (who was the son of the principal and the founder of that school).

 No.417

>>409
>the father of the nation

 No.421

>>417
Hey spooks gonna spook.

 No.473

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During WW2 Japan occupied a number of Alaskan islands(immediately debunking the "US soil has never been occupied by foreign invaders [i]since 1812[/i]") and did a mini-island hopping campaign up there called Operation Cottage. The Japs actually put up quite a fight but by the last island they just said "fuck it" and left but left a bunch of bombs all over the place. So the US landed unaware of this, heavy fog rolled in, and they started stepping on the traps and thought they were under attack, so for a whole night US forces on the island were trapped fighting themselves until they managed to realize there weren't any Japanese on the island.

Fucking Americans.

 No.474

>>473

Funny

 No.475

>>473
The destroyer probably hit a mine or something gay like that, but I shall instead choose to believe that the army somehow managed to take out a US destroyer in their confusion.

 No.512

>>475
What destroyer?

 No.513

>>512
>1 destroyer heavily damaged
>71 killed
>47 wounded

 No.537

>>513
Oh fuck how the fuck did they even manage that?

 No.538

>>513
Also isn't the compliment of a destroyer usually 70-150 men? How fucking badly did they mess up if the entire crew was killed or wounded?

 No.540

>>388
Didn't know I could dislike Mao anymore than I already did. The soviets really did what they could to avoid the Sino-Soviet split, but Mao's petty shit doomed the world.

 No.541

>>538
It doesn't specify that all navy soldiers who died or were wounded were on that specific destroyer.

 No.548

>>79
Mao was really into dick nipples futa porn
Surprisingly it was introduced to him by an undercover american spy.


Also George Bush hated black people.

 No.727

In the 1930s a party member called Gorbachev was executed during the great purge

 No.759

The Camera was invented simultaneously by three different people at the same time in the 1830s without any of them having been aware of one another's work.

Hércules Florence, in Brazil, in 1832
Daguerre & Niépce, in France, in the 1820s-30s (they were partners, and had both created proto-photographs independently, but it wasn't until their later collaboration that led to the Daguerreotype in 1834-6)
Henry Fox Talbot, in Britain, in 1834

 No.761

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the Spanish civil war ended on the first of April, please tell me the national victory was just a joke, we actually won right?

 No.4566

>>79
Night 272 of the Arabian Nights includes a brief tale relating to the fall of Toledo in Spain. It is said that the monarchs of the city kept a room in the tower locked but the last king decided to open it. Inside he found pictures of Arab soldiers and a note saying that the city would fall to Islam were the room ever opened. This supposedly happened in 711, the year Toledo fell.

 No.4567

>>299
*laugh track*

 No.5612

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Robespierre and David Guetta studied at the same university.

 No.5624

>>759
“here’s an idea in the science-fiction community called steam-engine time, which is what people call it when suddenly twenty or thirty different writers produce stories about the same idea. It’s called steam-engine time because nobody knows why the steam engine happened when it did. Ptolemy demonstrated the mechanics of the steam engine, and there was nothing technically stopping the Romans from building big steam engines. They had little toy steam engines, and they had enough “There’s an idea in the science-fiction community called steam-engine time, which is what people call it when suddenly twenty or thirty different writers produce stories about the same idea. It’s called steam-engine time because nobody knows why the steam engine happened when it did. Ptolemy demonstrated the mechanics of the steam engine, and there was nothing technically stopping the Romans from building big steam engines. They had little toy steam engines, and they had enough metalworking skill to build big steam tractors. It just never occurred to them to do it. ”
-William Gibson

 No.5625

There wasn't actually a dog at the boston massacre

 No.6239

>>5624
>and they had enough metalworking skill to build big steam tractors
I highly doubt that, metallurgy is a lot more complicated than most people realize

 No.6244

>>79
in the late Ottoman Empire there was a movement of weeboos who loved anything to do with Japan, since they were a non-western power who was victorious against a western one in the Russo-japanese war, then it culminated in conspiracy theories that the Japanese emperor was a secret muslim who was going to come to their rescue

 No.6245

>>5624
>They had little toy steam engines, and they had enough metalworking skill to build big steam tractors. It just never occurred to them to do it. ”
>>6239
>I highly doubt that, metallurgy is a lot more complicated than most people realize

Roman steam engines would have been lower pressure because their metallurgy was indeed less advanced, but they didn't build steam-engines because they had slaves. The slave owners and slave merchants were too powerful to allow for the rise of industrial capital.

 No.6249

This has been posted many times but it's always good to remember:
>History’s most famous left-wing political collaboration, Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, kept very little from each other. They corresponded prolifically and their letters touched on a great number of topics: from politics, economics and history, to cookery, gossip and dirty stories.
>And a complaint that plagued Marx for several years, painful boils around his genitals: “I shan’t bore you by explaining [the] carbuncles on my posterior and near the penis, the final traces of which are now fading but which made it extremely painful for me to adopt a sitting and hence a writing posture. I am not taking arsenic because it dulls my mind too much and I need to keep my wits about me.”

https://alphahistory.com/pastpeculiar/1867-karl-marx-painful-genital-boils/

 No.6269

>>6245
>>6245
>Roman steam engines would have been lower pressure because their metallurgy was indeed less advanced, but they didn't build steam-engines because they had slaves.
I wouldnt be so sure. The problem is that while steam driven machines have existed in low pressure forms for a longass time, they were pretty useless, nothing more than curiosities.
The first steam engines which were really capable of creating a torque and rotation speed anywhere near a useful range were built in the end of the 17th century by Savery, and they didn't become really economical until 70 years later with Watt when they managed to perfect it.
At that point they were the pinnacle of thousands of years of metallurgic experience and development, as well as building heavily on cutting edge scientific knowledge of the time.
If the Romans tried to build a steam engine to actually use in real processes other than toys, it would be hot crap. Metallurgy was a lot less advanced at the time than people believe. There is a reason longswords and proper plate armor only showed up hundreds of years later.

 No.6339

>>6269
NTA but why did Watt et al work on the problem in the first place when they did?
Take the cotton gin, was it really so advanced that it had to wait until the early 19th century? Or wheelbarrows, introduced only after the Black Death? How do you know the mode of production did not have an influence?

 No.6340

>>6339
It probably did have a great influence, I wont deny that. If the british empire had Rome-levels of slavery in the British isles at the time, the steam engine probably wouldnt have been invented.

But this doesnt imply the inverse is also true, that if we would somehow transfer the economic situation of Britain at the time to Rome, they would have magically overcome all these technological issues. Building a workable and economicly useful steam engine during the roman empire would be a technological impossibility. similarly, the roman empire could never have invented the transistor, however hard they tried.

>wheelbarrows

ofc this is something where your argument makes sense, but only because wheelbarrows are relatively simple objects. They are not comparable to steam engines.

>cotton gin

dont know too much about this specific piece of technology. But after a quick glance it seems quite simple and not comparable to a steam engine.

 No.6373

>>417
>lets not acknowledge the leading heroes that fought the independence struggle
faggot.

 No.6374

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_Boniface_VII

>The pope issued a bull, Ausculta Fili, in which he declared that both spiritual and temporal power were under the pope's jurisdiction, and that kings were subordinate to the power of the Roman pontiff. Philip disobeyed and had Ausculta Fili publicly burnt in Paris in 1302. Boniface excommunicated Philip and all others who prevented French clergy from traveling to the Holy See, after which the king sent his troops to attack the pope's residence in Anagni on 7 September 1303 and capture him. Boniface was held for three days and beaten badly.


>Boniface died a month later, on 11 October 1303, of high fever and was buried in a special chapel. Philip IV pressured Pope Clement V of the Avignon Papacy into staging a posthumous trial of Boniface. He was accused of heresy and sodomy. Pope Clement V referred the process to the 1311 Council of Vienne, where two knights challenged the claim to a trial by combat. With no one willing to fight them, the Council declared the matter closed.

 No.6378

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The conservative opposition leader of Australia (1972-1975) died having sex with his son's ex-girlfriend (apparently he'd fucked a number of his son's exes).

 No.6398

>>6378
>named sneeden
>died sucking and fucking
kek

 No.6965

>>80
Based milk drinker.

>>308
Imma ask for a source, but it's believable dark humor.

 No.6973

>>6965
I do not know if you're the person who has been resuscitating a bunch of old threads out of nowhere, but, thank you based threadbumper anon

 No.6974

>>6973
Yes, indeed I am (along with the help of comrade wvobbly)

 No.6977

>At dinners given by Napoleon III the most honoured guests had aluminium cutlery; the others got gold or silver.

 No.6978

>>388
>>540
This is why you want people making decisions to be theory chads not military chads. Mao admittedly didn't understand Marx lol.

 No.6979

The 11 yo Grace Bedell wrote a letter to Abraham Lincoln telling him to grow a beard. He did it.

>All the ladies like whiskers and they would tease their husbands to vote for you and then you would be President.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grace_Bedell

 No.8828

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>>6244
>in the late Ottoman Empire there was a movement of weeboos who loved anything to do with Japan, since they were a non-western power who was victorious against a western one in the Russo-japanese war, then it culminated in conspiracy theories that the Japanese emperor was a secret muslim who was going to come to their rescue

Jesus Christ, nothing is new in history

 No.8829

>>8828
>>6244
Fucking kek, that's something I've never heard of before but it sure is hilarious.

 No.8878

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>>6979
This is my life's dream

 No.9158

The same company that invented Aspirin invented heroin.


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