Category: odd

Medicinal leeches

Thousands of leeches are used for medical emergencies every year. The leech’s blood sucking accelerates healing on any deep wound but especially […]

10/31/2011. Category: odd. Tags: ~ Comment on this post

Death penalty for selling sour wine

The French Revolution started when revolutionaries stormed the Bastille prison in Paris in 1789. Meant to rid the country of the nobles […]

10/05/2010. Category: odd. Tags: , , ~ Comment on this post

Odd garbage control

Although Athens, in 500 BC, was the first city to control garbage, Europeans heaved garbage out their windows until the 1300’s. They […]

10/04/2010. Category: odd. Tags: , , , , ~ 2 Comments

Central heating was developed in warm countries

Central heating was developed in warm countries. The Minoans of Crete (2700 BC – 1100 BC) devised a system of diffused heating. […]

09/27/2010. Category: odd. Tags: , , , ~ Comment on this post

Shooting the big cheese

The phrase “big cheese” originates from the Persian and Hindi word “chiz” which means “thing.” In 1886, Sir Henry Yule wrote that […]

08/24/2010. Category: odd. Tags: , ~ Comment on this post

Odd entries in the old Encyclopedia Britannica

The first edition of Encyclopaedia Britannica was published in 1768 and included some odd entries, even describing monsters as a human species. […]

08/20/2010. Category: odd. Tags: , , ~ 1 Comment

Man ate aircraft

An inquest into the death of Brit Frederick Edwards in 1933 found 200 nails, 36 staples and 3 penknives in his stomach. […]

08/02/2010. Category: odd. Tags: , ~ Comment on this post

Teeth made of hippo bones

Nowadays you can go to the dentist to have a broken tooth fixed or missing tooth replaced on the spot. In previous […]

07/22/2010. Category: odd. Tags: , ~ Comment on this post

The pig organ

Louis XI ruled France from 1461-83. He was ugly, stingy, unscrupulous and underhanded. He is known as the Spider King because of […]

06/19/2010. Category: odd. Tags: , , ~ Comment on this post

Wigs that are 3 feet high

In 1500 BC in Egypt women shaved their head as the ultimate display in beauty. Remaining hair was removed with special gold […]

02/22/2010. Category: odd. Tags: , , ~ Comment on this post

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