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Historical Events That Are Hard To Believe Happened

Reddit user ThrowAwayMyLife2341 asked: 'What are some events in recorded history that are extremely hard to believe, but without a doubt actually happened?'

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While we may not all enjoy studying history, we all have certain types of stories that interest us, and one that seems to catch everyone's attention are the hard-to-believe, almost far-fetched tales.

Interestingly enough, history is full of these stories, leaving many to believe that reality is truly stranger than fiction.

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People Break Down The Weirdest Facts They Know

Reddit user Ok_Guidance_1916 asked: 'What is the weirdest fact you know?'

All of us, if we really give ourselves time to think about it, know some pretty interesting things.

But while some things we know could be reasonable conversation starters, some of us know some things that are just plain weird.

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Facts are crazy.

They've been politicized so much in the last decade that one never knows what to believe is fact or fiction.

Who knew that one day 'The Onion' would be handing out true stories?

Or that SNL would be parodied by life itself.

There have been so many times I've sat gobsmacked by what I've read or heard coming out of an actual person's mouth.

Science and history are full of information that just sounds bafflingly insane.

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People Share The Most Ridiculous Historical Facts They Know
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A long time ago, in a land far, far away (AKA Ancient Greece), it was believed that redheads turned into vampires when they died. This was because redheads are naturally pale and sensitive to sunlight, both of which are characteristics of fabled vampires.

This is known as a ridiculous historical fact. I only know it because of research I did for a paper back in high school.

Apparently, there are a lot of ridiculous historical facts, and Reddit users know a lot of them!

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People Explain Which Things They're Great At But Hate Doing

Why can't we all be brilliant at making tons of money doing only things that make us happy? And things that are easy? Why do we have to be gifted at things that drive us crazy? It's infuriating but it's life. We all find ourselves in certain situations were we realize... damn at good at this. WHYYYY?!?!?! (Said tons of waiters everywhere!)

Redditor u/BananaRepublew wanted to know what talents they regret having the ability to perfect by asking.... What are you good at, but hate doing?

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