1: "Did you know Cleopatra lived closer in time to the first moon landing than to the building of the Great Pyramid?"

2: "In the 1800s, people used radioactive cosmetics believing they enhanced their beauty, oblivious to the health risks they posed."

3: "During World War II, a Canadian inventor created a secret project – pigeon-guided missiles. Thankfully, it never made it into action."

4: "Surprisingly, in the 18th century, the British Parliament seriously considered taxing beards as a symbol of luxury."

5: "The shortest war in history lasted merely 38-45 minutes! It was fought between Britain and Zanzibar in 1896."

6: "In ancient China, the punishment for high treason was to have your entire family executed for your crime."

7: "In the 19th century, people used to wear live canaries in small cages as accessories to detect toxic gases in mines."

8: "Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamun's burial mask was discovered to have different-colored eyes, indicating ancient craftsmanship errors."

9: "During the Middle Ages, people believed that sneezing expelled evil spirits, hence the phrase 'bless you' following a sneeze."