Weird History

American Historical Events That Sound Made Up But Aren't

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Vote up the US history facts that sound like fiction.

For such a relatively new country, the United States of America has managed to rack up its fair share of weird moments in history. A lot of weird US history facts even make it into our textbooks, like disappearing colonies, a bunch of drunk guys throwing tea into a harbor to help kickstart a revolution, and presidents fighting off assassins with canes. But there's an awful lot of bizarre historical tidbits out there that most people never hear about.  

Out of all the weirdness that's come from this country since the start, we've compiled some of the very weird (but true!) US history facts that helped shape the US of A into the country it is today. Some of them give an extra bit of depth to the history surrounding their time periods, and others are just plain fun.