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Weird Things Nobody Knows About Events Everybody Knows About

That title is an awful long way of saying "historical trivia," but that doesn't mean these tidbits from the dustbin of history aren't worth a look. It's true that Joan of Arc was not condemned for a charge of witchcraft, but according to Wikipedia, she was put on trial for heresy. In the end, the only capital crime she could be stuck with was crossdressing, repeat offense, which only happened because the prison guards took her frilly dress away.  

The optics of a historical moment were just as important 500 years later, but unlike the trial of Joan of Arc, the transcript of the Apollo moon landing couldn't be fudged afterward, no matter what conspiracy theorists may tell you. See 25 pictofacts of historical trivia that might surprise you at Cracked.


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My favorite one: "Andrew Jackson's parrot had to be expelled from his owner's funeral .. because it wouldn't stop swearing"

I had to look it up and found this Jacksonian America post:

The obituary went on to report, “While still at school, word reached Cumberland University that General Jackson was dead. Only six weeks before he had shaken his hand. Rev. Norment says he went to the funeral and that the General’s parrot, excited by the multitude and the wailing of the slaves, let loose perfect gusts of ‘cuss words.’
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