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15 WTF History Facts That'll Blow Your Mind

These ones are for the history buffs. If you think you know about history, wait until you read this. It's chock-full of random and mind-bending history facts that are actually true (and all the more surprising for that). Get your daily dose of random facts here. 

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    "The fax machine was invented the same year the first wagon crossed the Oregon Trail"
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    "The Fax Machine Was Invented The Same Year The First Wagon Crossed the Oregon Trail (1843)" - ShallowHalWantsAGal


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    "NASA was exploring space by the time scientists could agree on plate tectonics"
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    "NASA Was Exploring Space By The Time Scientists Could Agree On Plate Tectonics (1965)" - ShallowHalWantsAGal


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    "Oxford University existed for hundreds of years before the Aztec Empire was founded (1428)"
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    "Oxford University Existed For Hundreds Of Years Before The Aztec Empire Was Founded (1428)" - ShallowHalWantsAGal



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    Mammoth
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    "Woolly Mammoths Were Still Alive While Egyptians Were Building The Pyramids (2660 BCE)" - ShallowHalWantsAGal


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    Mode of transport
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    "You Could Take The London Underground To The Last Public Hanging In The UK (1868)" - ShallowHalWantsAGal


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    Yellow - 15 McDonald's HAMBURGERS McDalds el OVER 1 MLION
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    "Prisoners Arrived At Auschwitz Just Days After McDonald's Was Founded (1940)" - ShallowHalWantsAGal


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    Text - LAYINLARDS TRADE THE NINIENDO PLAYING CARD C SHOMEN-DORT OHASHI KYOTO JAPAN. ACK THE RIPPER WHO HE wiAT HE WERE S HE
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    "Nintendo Was Founded When Jack the Ripper Was Still On The Loose (1889)" - ShallowHalWantsAGal


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    History - OTTOMAN EMPIRE N ASIA SINCE E Ma o
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    "The Ottoman Empire Existed The Second To Last Time The Chicago Cubs Won The World Series (1908)" - ShallowHalWantsAGal


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    Photograph - nmaWARS S
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    "Star Wars Came Out The Same Year As The Last Guillotine Execution In France (1977)" - ShallowHalWantsAGal


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    Motor vehicle
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    "Swiss Women Got The Right To Vote The Same Year The US Drove A Buggy On The Moon (1971)" - ShallowHalWantsAGal


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    Gesture
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    "Microsoft Was Founded While Spain Was Still A Fascist Dictatorship (1975)" - ShallowHalWantsAGal


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    Bridge
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    "The Brooklyn Bridge Was Being Built During The Battle Of Little Bighorn (1876)" - ShallowHalWantsAGal



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    Water - SKY BKY SKY
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    "Ecstasy Was Invented The Same Year The Titanic Sank (1912)" - ShallowHalWantsAGal



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    Water
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    "Orville Wright Was Still Alive When Hiroshima And Nagasaki Were Bombed (1945)" - ShallowHalWantsAGal



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    Vehicle
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    "Buffalo Bill Cody Was Alive At The Same Time The Germans Were Bombing With Zeppelins (1916)" - ShallowHalWantsAGal

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