25 “Weird History” Facts That Prove the Past Is Fascinating and Really Funny


Since 2011, aerospace engineer and SpaceX mission manager Andrew Rader has been sharing his love for the finer points of history. Through the Twitter account Weird History, this self-described history buff and avid trivia player highlights some of the more interesting and unexpected facts about the past.

Whether he's focusing on interesting artifacts like Napoleon's toothbrush or Marie Curie's radioactive notebook or tidbits about social history, each tweet helps his followers learn more about the past. For instance, ever wonder why baby clothes use color to denote gender? Or what the original Monopoly game looked like? Wonder no more, as Rader has it covered.

More than 154,000 people follow Weird History to immerse themselves in facts that are stranger than fiction. Fun for history lovers and anyone who loves learning a bit of new trivia, Weird History is a trove of information you never knew you needed. And, it's a great way to encourage curious minds to dig deeper into some of the history that Rader shares.

To celebrate the wonderful world of Weird History we've compiled 25 of its top tweets, so scroll on and you may just learn a little something new.

Weird History is a Twitter account that publishes strange and interesting facts about the past.

Around since 2011, the account has over 154,000 followers.

Weird History: Twitter 

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Jessica Stewart

Jessica Stewart is a Contributing Writer and Digital Media Specialist for My Modern Met, as well as a curator and art historian. She earned her MA in Renaissance Studies from University College London and now lives in Rome, Italy. She cultivated expertise in street art which led to the purchase of her photographic archive by the Treccani Italian Encyclopedia in 2014. When she’s not spending time with her three dogs, she also manages the studio of a successful street artist. In 2013, she authored the book 'Street Art Stories Roma' and most recently contributed to 'Crossroads: A Glimpse Into the Life of Alice Pasquini'. You can follow her adventures online at @romephotoblog.

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