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Daily History Facts With Brennan!

September 20, 2017

Guanajuato mummies were believed to have been buried alive due to the twisted looked on their face when they died.

September 19, 2017

Heroine was once given to children to help alleviate coughing fits.

September 18, 2017

Before alarm clocks, there were knocker-uppers that knocked on your window with a long stick until you were up.

September 15, 2017

The shortest war ever lasted 38 minutes.

September 14, 2017

In 1929, Princeton researchers turned a live cat into a working telephone.

September 13, 2017

The Berlin Wall was taken down by mistake. Gunter Schabowski meant to say that travel restrictions would be lifted but instead said that trips abroad would be possible for every citizen starting immediately, giving people the impression that the wall was being taken down.

September 12, 2017

Bobby Leach, the first man that survived going over Niagara Falls in a barrel, later died of complications after slipping on an orange peel.

September 11, 2017

In the 1980’s A&W tried to one up Mcdonalds by making a “Third Pounder” for the same price as a quarter pounder. The idea didn’t work because most people thought 1/3 was smaller than 1/4 and that they were getting ripped off.

September 8, 2017

Ancient Greek Philosopher, Chrysippus, died from laughing at his own joke about a donkey drinking wine.

September 7, 2017

Betty White is older than sliced bread by 6 years.

September 6, 2017

Mexico once had three presidents in a single day on February 18, 1913.

September 5, 2017

The Austrian Army once fought itself during the Battle of Karánsebes on the night of September 21, 1788.

August 31, 2017

The Z1 was created between 1936 and 1938 and is considered to be the first functional modern computer.