Weird History

Weird History

US Presidents with the Strangest Hobbies

Let’s face it, it takes a pretty uncommon person to become president. That probably means that there are going to be more than a few US presidents with weird hobbies. Given that a good number of presidents didn’t have television or even radio, they had to find something to do with all their time. Some of …

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The 13 Weirdest Religious Sex Beliefs

The 13 Weirdest Religious Sex Beliefs

There are a lot of relatively sound religious rules to live by, according to some old books, but when it comes to sex the rules aren’t only endless, they’re ridiculous and sometimes completely absurd. From curbing sexual impulses for your own spouse, to God-sanctioned one-night stands, to an afterlife of virgin-filled orgies, here are the …

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Historical Events You Won’t Believe Happened at the Same Time

  In 2014, two separate Reddit users—ShyneBox and mitch3a—posted essentially the same question to AskReddit, several months apart: What are some events in history that you never would’ve guessed happened around the same time? The response was awesome, with almost 15,000 combined comments. Super-popular blogger Jason Kottke linked to both threads and the conversation spread like …

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The Least Credible Alien Sightings in History

The Least Credible Alien Sightings in History

Alien abduction and the lore around UFO sightings has become so prevalent in society that you can ask someone what it would like to be abducted and they would concoct a scenario that’s nearly identical to the most famous of UFO and alien sightings. We’re not saying that it’s impossible for aliens to exist, but …

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101 Absurdly Sexy Vintage Pin-Ups

It’s hard to imagine now, in the age of the Internet, that once upon a time, in the ’40s, ’50s, ’60s and ’70s, pin-up models were the subject of many men’s fantasies. These vintage pinups could be could be seen adorned on the walls of many men. Hence the name pin-up because you could display …

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18 Eye-Opening Photos of Children Throughout History

18 Eye-Opening Photos of Children Throughout History

Before the ’80s and the emergence of childhood as modern culture recognizes it, kids experienced lives and situations that would warrant more than just an extra juice box and extended nap time. For all the love and adoration they receive, youngsters also must fend off the bullsh*t they’re born into through no fault of their …

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12 Bizarre Pirate Traditions Most People Don't Know About

12 Bizarre Pirate Traditions Most People Don’t Know About

Pirates have a reputation for being ruthless bloodthirsty killers and they certainly did get creative with the ways they offed people. Pirates also developed some strange habits that made them infamous, like wearing earrings and hiding treasure. Just like the Vikings created odd rituals, pirates used codes to govern their lives on the high sea. The pirate code was an agreement that marauders made …

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13 Kinky Facts About Sex In Ancient Egypt

Sex in ancient Egypt functioned along a very different axis of pleasure and propriety than it does in a modern Western context, but that doesn’t mean ancient Egyptians did everything they could think of – or that ancient Egypt was one nonstop party. For example, ancient Egyptians thought visual depictions of bestial sex were less offensive than …

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