Some interesting facts from history..

In Ancient Babylon, the doctor, who was responsible for the death of patient has chopped off both hands. It would be nice now to introduce such a practice...

* Ancient Celts in battle were terrible — they wore no clothes and painted blue. The spectacle of crowds of naked blue warriors by itself caused the enemy terrified, what even wrote Julius Caesar. In addition, they covered the hair with red clay and covered ourselves with tattoos.

* Britta before didn't bother the ethics of euthanasia. Terminally ill were thrown off a cliff.

* The Persian army in ancient times was a terrible force. Saved it especially for cities, who had to feed her. Persian ruler Xerxes preferred to have dinner together with all 15 thousands of soldiers and retinue. To feed a Horde, the city was required to spend about 100 million modern dollars. This sum included the gold and silver cups and bowls, of which "advocates" prefer to eat and drink, as well as a large tent for Xerxes. When the army moved on, all this gold and silver was taken to.

 * First, the “freezing” of the RAS came up with Gladiator Galen of Pergamum (Galen of Pergamum). For the relief of painful sensations from work with a sword and inflicted minor injuries he came up to put a mixture of olive oil, wax and rose petals. The mixture is rapidly evaporated, giving a cool feeling. Galen called it keratom humidor (ceratum humidum). Now such mixtures are referred to as "cold cream" ("cooling cream")

* In 16 century in China, the most common method of suicide was to eat a pound of salt

* Scapegoat, or the whipping boy — real post. The so-called child, who sat behind the Royal offspring of the lessons. If the Prince gave the wrong answer, he had punished this boy

* Medieval beer was much thicker current. The texture is more like oatmeal, brewed it so, so it does not spoil. Thanks to the use of hops as a preservative later the beer became thinner.

* Fork, as Cutlery could get disseminated in Europe much earlier, if they were not forbidden the clergy with the phrase "Food, God-given, must have tools, God-given", that is, your fingers

* Sailors in ancient times tried to have a mouth at least one gold tooth. Why, what do you think? On a rainy day, that had to bury the body far away from home

* In ancient times it was believed, what specific colors can scare away evil spirits from children. Blue color is associated with good spirits in heaven, why boys wear clothes blue shades. The girls then had no value, therefore, dressed in black or grey dress. Only in the middle ages the girls had become associated the color pink

* Medieval washing powder made from wood ash and urine

* In 18 century stylish European women shaved their eyebrows and pasted them instead of artificial, made of mouse fur

* The Scottish bagpipes were originally made from sheep's stomach

* The sweeps were expected to bathe three times a year — spring, in the fall and at Christmas. The rest of the time they walked in covered in soot

* Everyone knows, that the ancient Egyptians mummified people. But not only is the sacred animal cats, crocodiles, birds, some fish and beetles scarabs just waited immortality. Now we modifizieren fish on the recipes of the ancient Egyptians, only the bandages are not wrapped %))

* In Washington in a prison for eight years served his sentence... the dog attempted okusanya :)

* In 18 century the wearing of tartan or playing the bagpipes in Britain has the death penalty

* Before the appearance of the lipstick women used cochineal is a paste, made from crushed bugs. Now the whole world drinks it, because it is a part of Coca-calls.

* In British schools they could caliber the rod — less for children under 15 years and over with a brandished to older greenhorns

* In democratic Britain at the time to punish nagging wives there was a punishment. At their head wore a metal cage with spiked plate, which stuck to his tongue, if he was trying to say

* The pirates were insured :) Captain Henry Morgan sailor, who lost both legs, received 1500 coins (Spanish thalers) or 15 servants. In the event of loss of both hands compensation was 1800 coins or 18 servants. If in battle, the sailor lost an eye or a finger, he was supposed 100 coins, or one servant. Interesting, that "temporary" disability persons received the same compensation, as for the actual loss bodies

* Historians believe, on Coconut island (Cocos Island, shown in the photo in the header), in 300 miles South of Costa Rica, hidden pirate treasure worth up to two billion modern dollars. On this island was, if I may say so, pirate "raspberry".

* The ancient Bantu language and its derivatives are considered as quite complex. As in most other languages, all the items in it have 'sex', and floors of these two, and 10-15. Depending on the gender and location of words in a sentence changes the spelling of the word. In English (and through it in Russian) the language has borrowed from the Bantu words, such as banjo (banjo), Safari (safari), Samba (samba), zombie (zombie) and other

* The Roman Emperor Gaius Caesar was nicknamed "boots", because at the time, was brought up in the barracks and the child often dressed in military uniform. This nickname stuck to him for life, transformed into the Latin "Caligula".

* Unlike popular opinion, Kama Sutra is not just a sex positions guide with pictures. It includes four chapters about love, two chapters about, how to treat a wife, five chapters about, how to find a wife, six chapters about seducing other men's wives, six chapters of the mistresses and two chapters on, how to attract people

* The Mayan calendar begins 13 August 2022 BC and ends 21 December 2021 year (that is, through 3 year). Because of this, many people consider this day the end of the world — say, why continue to read? We'll see...

* Thinker of the Renaissance Petrarch was a worthy representative of his time — he wrote poems, and was also the inventor of climbing in modern times. In one of his stories he paints described his ascent of the mountain Mont Ventoux

* In 1409 year Catholics had four dads. French and Pro-Italian clique was nominated to the throne only one Pope Alexander V, but the two existing popes (Gregory XII and Benedict III) at the last moment refused to participate in elections, the result, all three were formally the leaders of the Church. This situation continued until 1417 year, when the Council had nominated the new Pope, Martin V. Until, when the three existing Director resigned, in fact, the Church was led by four popes.

* Vasco da Gama, returning to India, loaded their ships with spices, especially black pepper. The proceeds of the expedition amounted to more than 6000%. After that two decades the main product (95%), transported from India to Portugal, was black pepper. If you look at the bigger picture, the expedition to find the sea route to India was conceived with the possibility of Maritime transport of black pepper!

* During the epidemics in Europe, beer was safer, than water — fermentation eliminates bacteria, cause cholera and dysentery

* The famous pirate John Taylor in 1721 year broke the biggest gamble — the Portuguese frigate Nostra Senora della Cabo. Each of the crew members received their share – 42 large diamond and a half million thalers in gold

* Gin was originally considered a medicinal drink. Name it happened most likely from the Danish word "genever", meaning the juniper, which gives this gin its distinctive taste

* The writing system of ancient civilization of the Etruscans was, to put it mildly, kind :) The first line they wrote from left to right, second — right to left, third left to right again... Except this, often the words are not separated from each other or written mirror.

* Known, in 1562 year Queen Elizabeth I covered the face with vinegar and white lead, to hide the traces of smallpox. Cheeks she closed the flaps of fabric, that was not visible signs of ageing

* The ruler of Babylon there was an interesting ceremony of the annual "re-election". For this he came to the temple of Marduk, the chief Babylonian deity, and gave a speech, in which he argued, what did in his reign nothing wrong. They are kneeling, and the chief priest tore his regalia and well spanked cheeks, and pulled behind the ears. After some other ceremonies the ruler was considered to have passed the test and continued to reign

* Boys-the Spartans entered the military school at the age of 7 years. Their first task was to weave a rough Mat of reeds, which will be their bed for life. They were constantly forced to run, time what the older boys flogged them mercilessly. Sometimes children didn't survive the stress and died from exhaustion. At the age of 20 years, after 13 years of training, they became soldiers. They served to 60 years, living in barracks and eating from a "common pot"