Overlooked Historical Moments That Are Actually Interesting

History is full of unbelievable stories. These events helped shape the world we live in today. So, how come we don’t study these amazing historical facts in school, or read about them in history books?

Stories like the time when a museum piece was used as an important military weapon, war mysteries, and more have puzzled historians for centuries, but no one talks about them.

These stories are only 50 of the most overlooked moments of world history. You won’t believe these events actually happened.

50. Someone Had To Come Up With A Better Printing Method

So the first printing “technology” was carving entire pages of books onto wooden blocks then stamping all the blocks onto paper to produce books.

This was extremely time-consuming because of all the carving that was required. In addition, these blocks only allowed you to reproduce one particular book. Still, it was an amazing technology that allowed people to pass on stories and knowledge. People became more educated and intelligent. To this day, it’s still one of the most important inventions in history.

Then, someone came up with the idea that instead of carving entire pages onto blocks, why not carve single letters and use those letters to compose words and sentences? That way, not only do you do less carving, you also get way more scale and can produce any material you want.

This simple idea to go from carving entire pages to just letters? It took 400 years before someone came up with it—400 years. The average life expectancy at that time was around 40 years. Generations of people who had come and gone before someone realized there was a better way to do things.