(Not So) Fun Fact: The Boy Who Lied About Going to Heaven

Alex Malarkey was one of several children who claimed to have died and went to heaven as a kid. This fake story was sold as a book for Evangelical Christians. In 2015, he admitted that the book was all lies and criticized Christian booksellers for making money off “heaven tourism.”

Fun Fact: King Ferdinand’s Muslim Mistress

When King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella ousted the Muslims from Spain, Ferdinand kept Muhammad XII’s daughter Aixa as one of his many lovers. She did convert to Catholicism and they had a son who became a knight.