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10 Historical Facts They Didn’t Teach You In School

Heroin: A Cure-All

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Back in the day, heroin was sold in tablets as well as a syrup. You could find bottles of heroin in most general stores. It was marketed as a pain reliever and cough supressant. Most shocking of all – heroin was highly endorsed by doctors as one of the few medications that was safe for children to use.

Mysterious Deaths At Sea

This is a strange and creepy tale that we might never have an answer to. Back in 1948, dozens of Indonesian ships received distress calls from the Dutch ship SS Ourang Medan. The messages were variations of, “All officers including captain are dead lying in the chart room and bridge. Possibly whole crew dead.” There were several indecipherable messages and then one final, ominous message, “I die.” When the ship was found later, everyone was indeed dead, but it was more chilling than anyone could have imagined. The bodies seemed to be frozen, all looking up at the sun with outstretched arms. There were no injuries on the bodies, and no one knows how or why they died.

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