These 27 Historical Facts Are Almost Too Weird To Be Real, But They’re All True. Even The Last One!

History is a vast subject to be sure. And with so little time to cover it all, plenty of things get swept aside in favor of the bigger stories like World War II and the Louisiana Purchase. Those things are certainly interesting stories, but they've got nothing on these wacky facts we dug up.

Turns out there's a lot more to history than we previously thought.

1. Albert Einstein could have been president of Israel when it was formed, but he declined.
2. Before dentures were invented, teeth were pulled from the mouths of dead soldiers for use as prosthetics.
3. Roman Emperor Gaius, also known as Caligula, made one of his favorite horses a senator.
4. There's a giant mushroom in Oregon's Malheur National Forest with a root system that covers over 2,200 acres, making it the largest living organism in the world.