Weird History

13 Extremely Unexpected Friendships Between Historical Figures

Everyone knows that opposites attract. It's (at least initially) true for romantic relationships, and it's also sometimes true for friendships. There's a whole trove of odd couples from history that continue to spark people's imaginations. But, would you ever think that an award-winning playwright and a professional wrestler would hang out together? How about a porn magazine editor and a televangelist? Or a Jewish American soldier and a Nazi pilot? 

Well, all of those things actually happened—and much more. Let's take a look at some of the strangest pairs of friends throughout history.