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40 Strange Historical Facts That You Didn’t Learn In History Class

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The cheating scandal that makes the Tristan Thompson and Jordyn Woods drama look boring

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Listen, no one likes being cheated on, but when you’ve got a harem 280 people deep, is one woman going astray really such a big deal? Apparently yes, if you’re the Ottoman Empire’s Sultan Ibrahim I. He was known to be mentally unstable and suffered from frequent panic and nervous attacks. He had a harem of 280 concubines, but when one of them allegedly slept with another man, he ordered the entire harem to be drowned in the Bosphorus Sea. All 280 women died because of one lady, who probably didn’t even do what he accused her of doing.

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