50 Odd And Interesting ‘Weird History’ Posts From This Account That Makes Learning Fun No Matter How Old You Are (New Pics)

With real-life facts often being far stranger than fiction, there’s nothing like a good history book to get your noggin’ joggin’ and make you appreciate life from a whole different perspective. I might have started my love affair with history as a subject with the amazing Horrible History book series, but I’ve since then graduated to thick and dusty tomes.

However, I still have a yearning for the more fun and unusual aspects of history that first drew me in. And that’s where the Weird History Twitter page comes into play. A page with 172k followers that’s been active since September 2011, Weird History is the brainchild of Andrew Rader who does, well, pretty much everything: from book-writing to cool space stuff.

Have a look through some of the coolest recent posts made by the Weird History project, upvote the ones that you liked best, and later on consider absorbing some more delicious knowledge from Bored Panda’s previous articles about the Twitter account here and here.

More info: Twitter (Weird History) | Twitter (Andrew) | Instagram | FacebookYouTube | Andrew-Rader.com#1 

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MagicalUnicorn12 hours ago

this is pretty dress, and one with a story46ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#2 

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Potatogamers212 hours ago

Oh wow, never knew! Poor horses 🙁42ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#3 

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Kirsten Kerkhof12 hours ago

That is one stunning mosaic! Those colours!42ReplyView more comments

Andrew has a PhD from MIT in long-duration spaceflight, is an expert in space exploration, and has authored a host of academic and technical papers. What’s more, he’s an avid writer, having published books for adults and children alike, and he creates tabletop games in his spare time.#4 

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ADHORTATOR12 hours ago

way ahead of her time49ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#5 

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Hans12 hours ago

That is an unimaginable long time, yet such a tiny fraction of how long life exists on earth…36ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#6 

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Sol Veig12 hours ago

You still get that in finland90ReplyView More Replies…View more comments

The Canadian, who now lives in Los Angeles in California, has also been extensively featured in the media, including in The New York Times and by Vice. And finally, adding to his great list of achievements, he’s a real trivia aficionado (even having taken home awards) and he’s the curator of the Weird Science account, too.#7 

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Danielle Keller12 hours ago

It’s okay, geometry makes me unhappy too.70ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#8 

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Otter12 hours ago

That might be because in the 1930s, people were still catching tuberculosis from cow’s milk. Sick cows can transmit the bacteria through non-pasteurized milk, so if the hospital had its own herd then they could make sure all the beasts were healthy and not infecting the patients.72ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#9 

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Fast forward 82 years later and people moan about having to wear a cloth/paper mask on planes.91ReplyView More Replies…View more comments

Since 2014, Andrew has been working at SpaceX as a Mission Manager, while previously he had got 4 years of experience as a Spacecraft Systems Engineer at COM DEV. One of the coolest things about him (at least for me) is that he was a candidate for the Canadian Astronaut Corps back in 2009 and as recently as 2017.#10 

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Chris Wade12 hours ago

I mean… As far as prison cells go, that surely isn’t that bad, right? lol51ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#11 

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Cip IESAN12 hours ago

In the prehistoric times, the customer service complaint was a wooden club…38ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#12 

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Cip IESAN12 hours ago

The president and the prime minister of many states are not allowed to share the same aircraft. And, during the war, the medics weren’t allowed to share the same foxhole.31ReplyView More Replies…View more comments

What’s more, he was being considered as one of the potential candidates for a one-way mission to the Red Planet as part of the Mars One project in 2014. It should be clear by now that Andrews’s passion for science and history aren’t just for show—he’s dedicated his life to the pursuit of truth, knowledge, and pushing the limits of mankind. And Weird History… it’s just the tip of the iceberg.#13 

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Luis Hernandez Dauajare11 hours ago

What an amazing detail!35ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#14 

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Kirsten Kerkhof12 hours ago

And I want it so bad! That bag is gorgeous!45ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#15 

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Chris Wade12 hours ago

Ahahahahaha very grown-up, guys, keep it goin’46ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#16 

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Chich12 hours ago

This makes me happy 🙂28ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#17 

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Otter12 hours ago

SOMEONE TELL ME THE STORY BEHIND THIS!!!36ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#18 

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ShneeksDawn12 hours ago(edited)

What a bore-ing job25ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#19 

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judy baker5 hours ago

They build very few structures today that would last even half as long.8ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#20 

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Some Cool Guy12 hours ago

Al Ula in Saudi Arabia25ReplyView more comments#21 

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J. F.10 hours ago

And it took a long time to re-discover the need of taking vitamin rich food on sea travels26ReplyView more comments#22 

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Chich11 hours ago

I love that font for the Metro.25ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#23 

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JB9 hours ago

100 years later – armed insurrection.39ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#24 

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Kori Peek8 hours ago

Dwight is my relation and I can tell you this was 100% true. 🙂24ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#25 

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Shannon12 hours ago

It’s beautiful there. I visit it once in a while with my kids.21ReplyView more comments#26 

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Ryan Deschanel11 hours ago

Cousins are nice, but when a little horde of bloodthirsty bolcheviks want tu slaughter your family, they are not here to help you.19ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#27 

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Pervinca12 hours ago

He was German before Germans even exist46ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#28 

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MagicalUnicorn12 hours ago

well, that’s basically only time of home i could afford, so they weren’t that wrong18ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#29 

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Julia Atkinson9 hours ago

Combines the pleasure of horseriding with the anxiety of being accidentally blinded by your mount43ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#30 

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WilvanderHeijden12 hours ago

And nearly 70 years later he’s still waiting for her to step down.33ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#31 

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Chancey12 hours ago

Looks like a golden snitch!42ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#32 

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Kai Wee Toh12 hours ago

…and then they replaced the cocaine with something more potent and addictive – refined white sugar.50ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#33 

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Otter12 hours ago

More beavers need to be relocated to the American West. By trapping water behind dams they make water tables rise, which helps reduce wildfires and increases reservoir levels.40ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#34 

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Kirsten Kerkhof12 hours ago

A tendency to decapitate the pilot. How many people had to die before they concluded it was a design/idea fault and not just bad luck on the part of the pilot?54ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#35 

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Lila Launehase12 hours ago

She obviously regrets nothing! Love the smirk!75ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#36 

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I I11 hours ago

why ? disgusted by nature ?30ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#37 

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Kirsten Kerkhof12 hours ago

I love these heart-shaped books.7ReplyView more comments#38 

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Chich11 hours ago

I remember using one of these. Man I’m old!24ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#39 

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A.J Milne12 hours ago

London is strange

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Otter12 hours ago

Capuchin monkeys are also named after the monks.21ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#41 

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MagicalUnicorn12 hours ago

i would love to try, sounds much more fun32ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#42 

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pebs11 hours ago

The power of the arch!15ReplyView more comments#43 

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Ozacoter10 hours ago

Most english words have origins in other germanic or lating languages.16ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#44 

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Kirsten Kerkhof12 hours ago

With such a name they were just asking for it.14ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#45 

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WilvanderHeijden12 hours ago

Bob Picasso is a fine name for a dog.45ReplyView more comments#46 

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Wilf8 hours ago

In France they call it the “iron harvest”. About 900 tons of unexploded ordnance is recovered every year. If you drive around the battlefields it is perfectly common to see a handful of old hand grenades or mortar rounds sitting on the verge at a farmers’ gate, waiting for the bomb disposal people to come on their latest run to pick them up.27ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#47 

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Luis Hernandez Dauajare11 hours ago

Fun fact: when Titanic sank, the White Star Company refused to pay officers and crew members for services provided during the sinking. And the family of one of the band members who died actually was charged for the loss of his uniform.23ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#48 

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Sarah Grape1 hour ago

I thought he said redcoats; though regulars make more sense, red was a popular color for coats3ReplyView more comments#49 

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Chris Wade12 hours ago

Surely a while after him the name “sandwich” stuck but people have been putting stuff between slices of bread (or variations of bread) for thousands of years.38ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#50 

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Tequila4Two9 hours ago

And with the knives.15ReplyView More Replies…View more comments

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