25 Crazy Things You Didn't Know About WWII

By: Sugar

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About This Article

"It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity." - Albert Einstein.

There is little doubt that with each successive war we find new and more inventive ways of killing each other. From better swords to the longbow, to the cannon and rifle and bomb, we keep improving ways to win battles at the cost of our enemies (and sometimes our friends). 

In WWII, the race was on by both the Allies and the Axis to see who could kill each other faster using the newest technology. But there were a few stumbles along the way, and it's these missteps that made for interesting footnotes along that brutal path.

It would be easy to assume that the bulk of the facts that we consider "interesting" were from the Axis, and particularly the Germans, given what we now know of their mindset back then. But ALL the participants had their share of stuff that is too wild to have been made up. From the last Japanese soldier surrendering in 1974 (!) to the Nazi outer space Sun Gun, we're listing some of the most interesting and unbelievable WWII facts we were able to dig up.   

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