Chairman mao was somewhat chummy with henry kissinger, the national security adviser to president Richard Nixon at that time.
Near the end of the cold war, while he was chatting with kissinger about possible trade agreement he brought the idea that china could give the US 10 million citizens as gift.
Neither man took it serious, even obama national security adviser was laughing about the proposition.
2. The straw hat Riot of 1922:
At the end of each summer during the early 20th century, generally around September 15 men would swap their straw panama hats for more distinguished hats.
If you didn't switch you will be ridiculed. In 1922, people finally revolted against the fashion policy.
Riots broke out for days and thousand of people fought over the right to wear the hat they choose.
3. A dust cloud in the sixth century plunges Europe into a 18 month long winter:
People freak out when there's a foot of snow on the ground, so imagine how people would react if the dust cloud swept through today.
Archaeological records indicate that the storm caused temperatures to drop for a period of 12 to 18 months, creating frosty summer and harsh winter.
Also a volcanic eruption created a dust veil, it was utter catastrophe nearly a third of Europe population got wiped out especially in northern regions.
4. Ronald Reagan release a spoken word against socialized medicine :
Audiophiles may remember the 10 mintues recording that Regan, then a private citizen release 20 years before he became president.
He warns listeners of the dangers that the federal government could pose to American personal freedom if it took over the health care system.
5. Pole sitting gave kids in the 1920s a way to reach new heights:
It nearly a century before David Blaine stood on top of a 100 foot pole for 35 hours in New York Bryant park. Kids would construct seat on top of the poles and challenge their friends to see who could stay up there the longest.
Some could stay up to two days on top of the pole while others didn't last for long.
Unfortunately, it was ended due to the start of the Great Depression.
If all this happened in the past, think of how it will be in our society today. Pls do comment and share to others.
Content created and supplied by: Emmajeff (via Opera News )
Opera News is a free to use platform and the views and opinions expressed herein are solely those of the author and do not represent, reflect or express the views of Opera News. Any/all written content and images displayed are provided by the blogger/author, appear herein as submitted by the blogger/author and are unedited by Opera News. Opera News does not consent to nor does it condone the posting of any content that violates the rights (including the copyrights) of any third party, nor content that may malign, inter alia, any religion, ethnic group, organization, gender, company, or individual. Opera News furthermore does not condone the use of our platform for the purposes encouraging/endorsing hate speech, violation of human rights and/or utterances of a defamatory nature. If the content contained herein violates any of your rights, including those of copyright, and/or violates any the above mentioned factors, you are requested to immediately notify us using via the following email address operanews-external(at)opera.com and/or report the article using the available reporting functionality built into our Platform See More