10 Weird And Shocking Facts From History

History is told by the winners. That’s the old adage that explains why some things make the history books and some don’t. That doesn’t explain why there are some facts that didn’t make the history books, at least not the main stream ones even though they are quite interesting. Whether talking about Liberty Measles or William Howard Taft based stuffed animal, there are all kinds of little factoids and tidbits throughout the world’s history you probably never knew. Check out our list of 10 of the most shocking facts you probably didn’t know from history and let us know what you think in the comments section below. Do you have any facts of your own?

The Birth of Nutella

Now an incredibly popular snack spread, Nutella was first invented during World War II. An Italian pastry maker combined his chocolate with hazelnuts in order to extend his chocolate ration, and a tasty treat was born.

J.P. Morgan’s Mystery

J.P. Morgan was one of the richest men in the early part of the 20th century. At one point, he offered a bounty of $100,000 to anyone who could figure out why his face was always so red. No one was able to solve the mystery.