Fascinating 9th century Facts

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1. In the 19th century, circumcision was used to treat epilepsy, hernia, lunacy and paralysis.
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2. The calorie counts on food labels are based on 19th century research that has since been dismissed as vague approximation.
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3. In the 19th century it was common to cut off some of your pubic hair and give it to a lover as a gift.
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4. The phrase "Hands down" is from 19th century horse-racing, when victory was so secure that a jockey could drop the reins and still win.
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5. In the 19th century, pious Spaniards grew moustaches in the shape of a cross.
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6. In the 19th century, sausages were marketed as 'bags of mystery'.

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9th century Facts
In the 19th century, circumcision was used to treat epilepsy, hernia, lunacy and paralysis.
Victorian Facts
‘Last shake o’ the bag’ was Victorian slang for ‘youngest child’.
June Facts
On 28 June 2009, Stephen Hawking hosted a party for time travellers from the future. Nobody showed up.
Sparta Facts
There was a law in Sparta against having an unmanly complexion.
18th century Facts
Most people in the 18th century only had a proper wash twice a year.
Bible Facts
There are no mentions of salad in the Bible.
Latin Facts
From 1934 to 1948, the motto of the BBC was Quaecunque, Latin for ‘Whatever’.
20th century Facts
Of the 142 million deaths caused by an ideology in the 20th century 94 million were due to communism.
Vikings Facts
Vikings who died in bed rather than battle went to a special afterlife where it was always foggy.
1950s Facts
Membership of the Conservative Party has fallen by 97% since the 1950s.
History Facts
The oldest person in history smoked for 96 years.

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