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WORK-LIFE BALANCE / APR. 02, 2015
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Crazy History Lessons (not taught in school)

Did you know that an explosion caused a 25 foot high molasses wave to cover streets in Boston? Or that the CIA once used cats as spy devices, but the planned was thwarted by an unassuming taxi? History tends to be written by the winners and unfortunate fails aren’t usually documented very well. And trust me these pearls are definitely fails.

Dance till you drop meant something very different in the 1700s. Due to what is assumed to be mass hysteria a village suffered from dancing fits until they literally fell unconscious from exhaustion. Not related but just as crazy, was the fact that in 1987 a Hungarian Porn star was voted into Italian parliament. Her political platform was performing her speeches with one breast exposed. I guess you could say that she was abreast with politics.

See Also: The Worst Jobs in History

Are there any other crazy historical facts that you know but weren’t included in your history book. Then let me know in the comment section below and feel free to follow me on CareerAddict.com!

 

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