Some facts are just too wild to make up! These are definitely those.
#19. Caligula once ordered his troops to go to war with the sea.
He made troops return with seashells as plunder of war against Neptune.
#18. There are 169,518,829,100,544,000,000,000,000,000 ways to play the first ten moves of any chess game.
That’s more than 169 OCTILLION ways.
#17. Clear Coca-Cola was created for The USSR in the 1940’s.
Because Coca-Cola was regarded in the Soviet Union as a symbol of American imperialism, at least one Marshal requested a clear version of the drink. A chemist satisfied the request by removing the soda’s caramel color and the company put the drink in a clear bottle with a white cap and a red star and sent 50 cases to Russia.
#16. A kid born in Sweden in 1991 was named Brfxxccxxmnpcccclllmmnprxvclmnckssqlbb11116. His parents said it was pronounced “Albin.”
The name was meant to protest Swedish naming laws. The parents were fined 5,000 kronor in 1996 (roughly 740 U.S. Dollars).
#15. In 1518 a “dancing plague” led to deaths in Stasbourg.
A woman began to dance in the street for four to six days in July of 1518. She was eventually joined by about 400 dancers. It’s not clear exactly how many people died, but some definitely died from heart attack, stroke or exhaustion.
#14. 7,000 deaths occur each year because of doctors’ sloppy handwriting.