Incredible Facts About The World That Capture The Strange Side Of History
August 8, 2022
Laura Lee

It’s important to know about the times of the past, however, not all parts of history make it into textbooks. Ever wonder how dentures were first made? Or what ketchup was actually used for in the 1830s? Learning about the stranger side of history definitely makes it a bit more interesting. These are some facts that many people don’t know about and what we definitely didn’t learn in school. It also makes us wonder how many things about the world’s history we actually know. Here are some of the lesser-known facts about history that are almost too weird to be true.

Before alarm clocks were invented people called “knocker-ups” would shoot peas at people’s windows in order to wake them up.

In today’s world there is a deep appreciation for the alarm clock, yet at the same time, we dread it. Before modern alarm clocks were invented people called “knocker-ups” were  hired to wake up people up who worked on the docks, industrial locations, or mining. “Knocker-ups” would use blow pipes or long rods to shoot dried peas on people’s windows in order to wake them up early in the morning.