20 Shocking Historical Facts You Definitely Weren’t Taught at School

Sometimes even a tiny detail can completely change our view of history. We at LikeAble collected 20 striking facts that will let you delve into the unexplored chapters of history and look at the world from a different angle.

Paintings by Adolf Hitler. Aren’t they beautiful?

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The musicians on the Titanic who played on to comfort the terrified passengers as the ship began to go down.

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Iranian women before the Islamic revolution.

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The “shadow” of a Hiroshima victim after the explosion of the nuclear bomb.

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Future technologies through the eyes of French illustrators in 1924.

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A 9th century Viking ring with the Islamic inscription “For Allah.”

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Le Coucher de la Mariee or Bedtime for the Bride is the first erotic film in the history of cinema. It was screened in Paris in 1896.

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At the beginning of the 20th century heroin was used to cure a cough.

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This is how Roman roads used to be constructed.

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And this is how dentures were made.

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Hugo Boss is the designer of the Nazi uniforms.

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New York police brass knuckles, 1864.

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Just a photo from the inside of a WWI submarine —well, nothing unusual, really! Keep scrolling down!

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Argentavis is probably the largest flying bird ever to exist on Earth.

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Before falling into the hands of Hitler, the swastika was a symbol of good luck for 3,000 years.

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“Successful fishing,” USSR, 1924.

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A bedroom for maids, England, 1843.

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And here is a picture of Germany in the 1930s.

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Preview photo credit Jasperdo / flickr
Based on materials from thechive, onedio, lifebuzz