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10 Sex Scandals That Shocked Medieval Europe

History Alex Hanton November 22, 2016 Medieval Europe was theoretically pretty conservative on sex. One 13th-century bishop even put out a list ranking the five known sexual positions from least to most sinful. (If you’re curious: missionary, side-by-side, sitting, standing,...
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10 Horrifying Tortures Used In Ancient Rome

History Elizabeth Yetter November 22, 2016 In ancient Rome, the general rule was that slaves could be freely tortured. In fact, it was highly recommended that any free man accused of a crime would have his slaves tortured in his...
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10 True Stories That Could Have Come Straight From Hollywood

Facts Mike Floorwalker November 21, 2016 The movie likely hasn’t been made that doesn’t require suspension of disbelief on at least some level; even the most tightly plotted of Hollywood thrillers contain dozens of plot holes. But in these real-life...
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10 Interesting Facts About Crucifixion

History Cristian Violatti November 20, 2016 Crucifixion is arguably the cruelest form of execution. When we read ancient sources, it is hard to distinguish the practice of crucifixion from other similar punishments like impalement. The Romans learned it from t...
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10 Remarkable Discoveries We Made By Digging Through Garbage

History Radu Alexander November 20, 2016 One culture’s trash is another one’s treasure. That’s the belief held by scientists who practice garbology, the study of trash. Garbage is something that all civilizations create. By studying the waste left behind...
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10 Facts About The Horrific Death Of George Washington

History Adam R. Ramos November 19, 2016 A towering figure in American history, General George Washington will forever be remembered for the bravery, principles, and integrity that led him to become the first President of the United States. The following...
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10 Notorious Rogues Who Terrorized Medieval Europe

History Alex Hanton November 19, 2016 We tend to think of the Middle Ages as a lawless time when desperate outlaws roamed the land. While that’s not totally fair, it is true that law and order often broke down. This...
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