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25 Times History Made Perfect Clickbait

The best of #historicalclickbait.

Kate Wiles | Published 27 July 2015

What happened next will SHOCK you.Following a conversation in the office on Friday afternoon we posted this very silly tweet with the hashtag #HistoricalClickbait – historical events written as sensationalist headlines guaranteed to attract readers:

Because this was a brilliant idea (or perhaps because it was Friday), #HistoricalClickbait ended up trending on Twitter, meaning that at that point it was among the ten most talked about topics in the UK.

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