Sol Invictus was a sun god of the early Roman Empire, made official by Emperor Aurelian on December 25th 274. The god was favored by all the Emperors until the reign of Constantine I.
One of Uranus’ moons, Puck was named in honor of the character Puck from William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
Lepa Radic was a Yugoslav communist who was executed by the Germans during World War II for firing at their soldiers. The Germans offered her a chance to live, if she snitched on her comrades and leaders. During her last moments (at the age of 17 no less), she vowed they’d let themselves be known,Continue reading “Fun Fact: Lepa Radic”
In Japan they coined a term called Tsundoku, which means to collect books without reading them at all.
Ouija boards became a commercial product during the late 19th century. But it took until about World War I for “spiritualists” to link the game to “the occult.”