Extra, Extra, Read All About It!
History is filled with incredible stories — no, literally, they’re almost impossible to believe.
We study history as children to learn about where we come from, why the world is the way it is, and how not to repeat the same mistakes in the future. With thousands of years of written and spoken history on record, it’s no wonder that so many people get caught up in the fantastic anecdotes of the past, tales of glory and terror, unbelievable human feats and deplorable actions.
And, as they say, history sometimes repeats itself.
But what if some of history’s weirdest and wildest stories actually did happen again today? They’d probably become the trashy, sensationalized headlines that adorn magazine racks and Facebook clickbait… and you know what? We’d still totally click on them to read all about it.
Here are some of history’s weirdest stories that would still make bad headlines today!