Stunning Egyptian Facts


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1. An Egyptian cure for insanity was to eat snake meatballs under a full moon.
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2. No Egyptian president has left office without being arrested or dying.
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3. Ancient Egyptians had a 70% accurate method for detecting pregnancy: a woman would pee on some seeds—if they sprouted, she was pregnant.
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4. Mammoths were still alive in Russia 3600 years ago and the Egyptians were making pyramids 4000 years ago.
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5. The ancient Egyptians mummified beef ribs, sliced duck and goat meat to eat in the afterlife.
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6. Honey is the only food that does not spoil. Honey found in the tombs of Egyptian pharaohs has been tasted by archaeologists and found edible
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7. Many ancient Egyptian pharaohs were overweight and unhealthy, likely due to a sugary diet of alcohol, bread and honey.
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8. The Egyptian Pyramid workers were paid with beer: 1 gallon per day.
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9. An Egyptian city was discovered underwater in 2013 after being lost for 1,200 years in the Mediterranean Sea.
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10. The Egyptian vulture drops stones on ostrich eggs to open them and eat them.
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11. Ancient Egyptians slept on pillows made of stone.
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12. Tutankhamun was the only ancient Egyptian who was mummified with an erect penis.
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13. Ancient Egyptians used to wear hair extensions.
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14. Over 85% of Egyptians say they would not want Americans for neighbors.
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15. The ancient Egyptians invented the will and the business handshake.
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16. Ancient Egyptian lettuce contained the same active ingredient as cocaine.
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17. Ancient Egyptians would shaved off their eyebrows in mourning of a cat.
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18. To protect themselves from STDs, the Ancient Egyptians used cobra skins molted to form condoms.
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19. Most Egyptian mummies have hearts because Ancient Egyptians believed the center of thought and personality was in the heart, not the brain.

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