What’s a story from history that made you go: “What the fuck?”

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Agnes Macdonald, wife of the first Canadian Prime Minister, travelled with her husband out west after the completion of the transcontinental railroad. She was really excited to see the country, but to her dismay she couldn’t see much from inside the train because the steam from the engine blocked the view. Her solution: they tied a chair to the cow-catcher on the front of the train and then tied her to the chair. She rode to British Columbia tied to the front of the train like a ship’s figurehead.


There was a Samurai who was actually worried about how obsolete their system had become and now that Samurais were no longer needed in Japan. He decided to go to Korea and insult them so much that they would kill him and thus the rest Samurais would avenge him by going to war with Korea and proving their worth.


Xerxes I. He ordered to build a bridge across the hellespont and when it was nearly completed, a storm had destroyed the bridge, he got so pissed off that he ordered the soldiers to whip the sea 300 times for not complying with his plans. Edit: Apparently he also ordered for ALL the engineers who built the bridge to be beheaded before whipping the sea.


In ancient Egypt, servants were smeared with honey to attract flies away from the pharaoh.


Apparently in ancient egypt the pharaoh would rub one out into the Nile in a ritual to make sure the fields would be fertile.