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The Very Fast Story of The First Soldier To Take Way Too Many Military Grade Amphetamines

Correction and clarification here, he didn't go on a killing rampage or really terrorize the soviets, but our boy did do the rest of that shit. According to Wikipedia, Aimo Koivunen found it too difficult to undo one tablet with his gloves, so he just took them all. Bad idea. The resulting few weeks are inadvisable for any human being to put themselves through. And while none of this is advisable or good, it is really damn interesting. Tumblr has a way of making history fun.

Tumblr history of Finnish soldier who took too many emergency amphetamines and went on a rampage.
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Tumblr Uncovers the Legend of The Fastest Manhole Cover Ever

This story is about a particular event that took place during the nuclear testing of Operation Plumbbob. Officially, the steel plate that popped off was never seen from again, but the calculations point to there being enough energy in that metal cap to escape the earth's atmosphere, and it's been an urban legend/mystery ever since. Tumblr finds some interesting and fun history stuff, like the first soldier to take way too many military grade amphetamines.

fastest moving manhole cover record
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Tumblr Thread Drops Impressive Lyrical Flow On Historical Concept Of Purple

Something that we're consistently amazed by is the ability of people on Tumblr to make history fun and interesting. Like most Tumblr gems, this one started with a small observation on the color of violets, and kind of spiraled into this whole other historical rhyming, calligraphy thing.

Poetic Tumblr thread about historical concept of purple
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Historical One-Liners That Left Their Mark For Eternity

Let the record show that people have always been mean bastards. Some more mean than others. This whole lot is a collection of some pretty dang sick burns. 

A collection of comebacks from historical figures that were just plain mean.
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People Share What's Normal In Their Countries And Weird In Others

It's a humbling and startling moment when you get out in the world, far outside your comfort zone, and in a foreign land with its own set of cultural norms. You never know what might be totally normally in your country, and considered absolutely bizarre in a different country. 

A collection of people sharing what's normal in their countries, and weird to other countries.
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Guy Does Math On How Strong Officials Say Weed Is Now

Every few years, government officials and experts come out and try to say how weed is 10 or 20 times stronger than it was a few years ago. Even using some grade school math, we're left with pretty astronomical figures on how potent weed is supposed to be. Activist and author  Dana Larsen put together a short thread on how strong it would have to be today if everyone had been telling the truth.

Guy compares strengths of weed through time and does the math to see how strong officials claim weed to be.
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Twitter User Tells Story Of The Most Successful Slave Revolt In U.S. History

This is the story of Abaco, The Bahamas, and what is arguably the most successful slave revolt in U.S. history. Twitter user @michaelharriot, does a kickass job at breaking down the rich historical knowledge in this story, in a way that really keeps the reader engaged and entertained. 

Twitter user tells the story of the most successful slave revolt in US history.
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15 People Share Strange and Insane Chains of Events from History

One thing leads to another. Sometimes one small change, like the death of one noble or the  use of some kind of pesticide, can cause unintended consequence that reverberate throughout time and space. A lot of this stuff has ramifications to this day. Sometimes they end with a great big historical "F*ck you".

Strange chains of events from history.
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Woman Discovers Magazine From 1958 That Has 129 Weird And Funny Tips On How To Find A Husband

A woman discovered this magazine article from 1958, which shows just how much the world's changed. Don't think you'll see any publications running a piece with over 100 tips on how a woman can find a husband nowadays. 

50's magazine is way more sexist that you might think
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28 Historical Events That Can Be Accurately Described As "Bruh Moments"

AskReddit users are breaking out their bold history facts to describe those moments in history that can accurately be described as "bruh moments." You know, the times when you're just kind of speechless and all you can do is mutter out a well articulated "bruh." 

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Dude Makes Bread from 4,500 Year Old Yeast Sample

Amateur Gastroegyptologist Seamus Blackley came across what he very much hopes are isolated strains of yeast off a few 4,500 year old Egyptian pots and figured it would be a good idea to make some bread out of it. He even went as far to make the dough out of grain used around the time the yeast would have been active, since what we know as modern wheat didn't exist at the time. Anyway, he baked a loaf and was able to taste some (hopefully) authentic ancient bread.

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Anthropologist Calls Out Our Useless Evolutionary Leftovers In 6 Tweets

This evolutionary anthropologist is here to call out all our ridiculous evolutionary leftovers that seemingly serve no purpose. They just fell through the cracks. Thanks a lot evolution! 

scientist explains evolutionary leftovers
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Quick Story Behind Knight's Iron Hand is Metal AF

Here's Tumblr going in on the wondrous life of Gotz von Berlichingen. If only we could all be so lucky to live a life as fruitful as the drunken warrior poet with an iron hand. The people of Tumblr know their weird history and are jazzed about letting other people know, hence this awesome tumblr thread about messed up history facts.

story behind iron hand of a knight
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