Historical facts you won't believe are real
These may sound made up, but they're not!
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It is true that there are many historical 'facts' that are anything but factual, but the opposite is also true. There are some very bizarre facts that indeed sound like they are made up. Except, they're not! Did you know, for instance, that forks were once considered sacrilegious? Or that Albert Einstein was actually offered the position of president of Israel?
Click through the following gallery and discover fascinating historical facts you won't believe are real.
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