Even a brief look at history reveals the profound, the devastating, and the downright weird. While my knowledge of history only scratches the surface of its depths, my tendency to follow up on the things that interest me reveals forgotten tidbits and strange pieces of trivia that I love to share.

This section of the site exists to share the interesting pieces of history that you don’t normally learn in school. Much of the stories here focus on America’s past, due in large part to my interest in my native country. However, there’s nothing restricting this section to the United States – there’s plenty of weird and fascinating history from across the world and beyond.

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