1. In the 19th century, circumcision was used to treat epilepsy, hernia, lunacy and paralysis.
9th century Facts
In the 19th century, circumcision was used to treat epilepsy, hernia, lunacy and paralysis.
‘Last shake o’ the bag’ was Victorian slang for ‘youngest child’.
On 28 June 2009, Stephen Hawking hosted a party for time travellers from the future. Nobody showed up.
There was a law in Sparta against having an unmanly complexion.
There are no mentions of salad in the Bible.
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 who died in bed rather than battle went to a special afterlife where it was always foggy.
Membership of the Conservative Party has fallen by 97% since the 1950s.