School exists to teach us everything we need to know about history. But it seems that it also decided not to reveal absolutely everything. We'll fill you in on 17 unusual facts you probably didn't know about.
After the explosion of the atomic bomb in Hiroshima, human shadows seemed to be embedded in the ground. The concrete had been 'toasted' by the radiation from the bomb. The body had protected part of the ground, which created this shadow effect.
Before 1914, heroin was sold freely in pharmacies. Pills were prescribed to treat cough, asthma, diarrhoea and even as a sleeping pill for children.
Before the establishment of the Islamic republic in 1979, this is what women looked like in Iran.
This is a very sweet painting. And yet, Hitler is the creator. Before he entered politics, Hitler failed the entrance examination for the Vienna Art Academy. We would have preferred that he had been accepted.
In 1931, Hugo Ferdinand Boss joined the Nazi party and contributed to the production of military uniforms.
The argentavis is a species of bird that has been extinct for about 6 million years. It is 23 feet long and weighs 72 kg. It is the second largest flying bird of all time.
The swastika is actually one of the oldest symbols of mankind. Before it was taken up by Hitler, it appeared in prehistoric times and means happiness and prosperity.
'The Bride's Bedtime' is considered the first erotic film in the history of cinema. It was shot in 1896 in France.
A Viking ring from the 9th century with the phrase 'Inch Allah.' The Vikings were great lovers of money from the Arab East.
This is how roads were built in ancient Rome. Stones, gravel and sand were added to a mixture of sand and limestone.
This is how French designers imagined the technologies of the future in 1924. We're not that far away from videoconferencing after all.
You know they are even if you don't recognise them. They're the musicians from the Titanic orchestra. They became legendary for their heroism in playing until the last second to calm the passengers.