These incredible historical plot twists will blow your mind
A lot of surprising coincidences and unexpected things happened throughout history and changed the lives of millions. Find out about the most incredible historical plot twists.
Years later, Darwin published his famous work “On the Origin of Species”, which controversially altered the scientific views on the biological origins of life. By that time, Robert Fitz Roy became a committed Christian fundamentalist – after several failures in life and the decline of his political power, he sought solace in religion. FitzRoy was sure Darwin’s theory was nonsense, and even wrote several letters of condemnation.
Meanwhile he spent some time with pirates – Caesar treated the kidnappers as his subordinates, wrote speeches and recited his poetry to the pirates. He demanded them not to talk when he was sleeping and jokingly promised to have them executed. Pirates took it for playfulness, but when the ransom was paid and Julius Caesar was released, he returned with several ships, crucified the kidnappers and took the ransom back.
In 1914, the Black Hand secret society sent 6 assassins to kill Ferdinand. The first two assassins (with a bomb and a gun) failed, the third one was going to blow up Ferdinand’s car with hand grenades, but also missed. The assassin tried to kill himself, but this attempt was also unsuccessful.
The danger seemed to have passed away, when something unexpected happened. An hour later, when Franz Ferdinand was on his way back, the car took a wrong turn. The driver stopped to reverse… right at the place where one of the assassins, Gavrilo Princip, was standing. He quickly took out the gun and shot Ferdinand in the neck.
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