The mile is Latin for 1,000. The number of paces it took the average Roman!
The world's first Buddhist ruler, Emperor Ashoka, was the first ruler in human history to ban slavery, animal cruelty, and deforestation.
‘Last shake o’ the bag’ was Victorian slang for ‘youngest child’.
There are more 20-year-old virgins now than there were in the late 1950s.
9th century Facts
In the 19th century, circumcision was used to treat epilepsy, hernia, lunacy and paralysis.
There was a law in Sparta against having an unmanly complexion.
18th century Facts
Jeans, thought to be invented in America, originated in 18th century Italy where Genoan sailors wore snappy outfits made from denim.
20th century Facts
The term "fagot" or "faggot" meant "a bundle of sticks" up until the 20th century.