Terrifying Details of Life in Royal Palaces That Will Stun You

Wartime Fortress

Though you might associate the life of royalty with fine dining and drinking, the truth is that it was also a very threatening position. The castles were extravagant, but they were also used as fortresses during periods of war. As it turns out, wars happened quite a lot back then...


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The More You Know

  • Your brain is sometimes more active when you're asleep than when you're awake.
  • In 1567, the man said to have the longest beard in the world died after he tripped over his beard running away from a fire.
  • An oyster's sex is fluid.
  • The woolly mammoth survived until Egyptian times.
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