23 Thing I Literally Just Learned That Left Me In Complete Disbelief
Justice for the Tasmanian Tiger.
An island called Lough Key, also known as the Rock, was once home to the MacDermot clan, one of the most powerful families in medieval Ireland from the 12th century until the 17th century. The castle pictured below, however, wasn’t theirs. It was built in the 19th century, and the MacDermot ruins are buried underneath it:
Widely considered to be one of the most important figures in the history of film, Charlie Chaplin was also an outspoken advocate of human rights. Suspected of being a communist, the FBI blacklisted him in 1948 so that he could never work in Hollywood again, and in 1952 he was barred from the United States where he had lived for the past 40 years. He denied being a communist, stating simply that he “wants nothing more for humanity than a roof over every man’s head”:
14. Vasa was a state-of-the-art warship built by the Swedish Navy — the most sophisticated and expensive warship ever built in Europe at the time. In 1625, a mere 20 minutes after setting sail for the very first time, a gust of wind sank it: