Adolf Hitler and Nazi soldiers used drugs

Historical documents also suggest that Hitler consumed powdered cocaine to treat sinus problems.

An all-black regiment called the Harlem Hellfighters fought during World War I

The 369th New York Regiment fought longer than any other unit during the war.

Beethoven used a metal rod to feel the musical vibrations

German composer Ludwig found that if he attached a metal rod between his teeth to his piano, he could make faint vibrations.

British tanks are equipped with tea making facilities

Since 1945, all British tanks have a special spot for tea-making.

Cleopatra was of Greek origin

Many might not know this, but the famous Egyptian ruler was of Greek origin and a descendant of Alexander the Great’s Macedonian general, Ptolemy.

Ernest Hemingway survived two plane crashes in two days

In 1954, Ernest Hemingway and his wife Mary Welsh had a disastrous trip that resulted in two plane crashes. Fortunately, they survived without any harm.

John Adams and Thomas Jefferson died on the same day

Both Founding Fathers and eventual American presidents died on July 4, 1826, four hours apart.

Oxford University is older than the Aztec Empire

The university first opened its doors to students in 1096, while the Aztec Empire is said to have originated in the city of Tenochtitlán (present-day Mexico City) in 1325.

Alexander Fleming invented penicillin by accident

Biologist Alexander Fleming noticed mold on his petri dish when he forgot to clean it properly and thought it prevented the growth of bacteria. He understood that mold had antibacterial properties, thus the discovery of penicillin.

The Leaning Tower of Pisa was never straight

Known for its four-degree lean, the Italian tower was constructed in the 12th century. When construction on the second story started, the tower started to lean, due to the unstable ground.