Fun Fact: When Ronald Reagan Lied About The USS Stark

While the Iran-Iraq War was fought mostly by the two countries, other nations had supported either side in some way. While the United States had backed Iraq during the war, in 1987 an Iraqi aircraft fired missiles at the USS Stark killing 37 sailors. The USS Stark survived until she was retired in 1999 andContinue reading “Fun Fact: When Ronald Reagan Lied About The USS Stark”

Fun Fact: Persia Beating Egypt With Cats

In the year 525 BCE, the First Persian Empire successfully annexed Egypt. During the pivotal Battle of Pelusium, the Persians won the battle (apparently) with the help of cats. They used cats as shields, which Egyptians considered holy and they refused to harm the felines. Giving the Persians a quite considerable advantage in battle.