Top 6 Weird And Awesome World History Facts

Money Was Once Used To Discourage People From Wanting It

By using long and heavy rods, called obeloi, as a method of currency, the Spartans hoped it would discourage people from trying to attain large amounts of wealth. The rods were so heavy that to carry multiple ones would require the help of transport by oxen.

Tea Bags Were Accidentally Invented

Tea bags were accidentally invented by a merchant named Thomas Sullivan. In 1904, he wanted to send samples of his tea in bags instead of the boxes they were usually in. Customers believed dunked the bags in the water to make the tea, and the rest was history.