Did you have any idea that Ernest Hemingway used to shoot sharks with a tommy gun while fishing for Florida marlins? Neither did I until I found @weird_hist, a Twitter account that drops random little-known historical tidbits and fascinating images from the past. Each one of @weird_hist’s tweets is a marvelous and surprising gateway to a historical k-hole. First, you will naturally want to fact-check the information. Did the CIA really equip cats with radio transmitters to try and spy on the Soviets? From there you are just a few more clicks away from falling into the dizzying rabbit hole of wild, wild knowledge. Hey, it’s not a bad way to spend an afternoon. Keep scrolling to browse through some fascinating factoids from @weird_hist. Be warned: you might end up in a Wikipedia vortex.