Aztec Slave

Aztec slaves could have their own slaves.

  In the Aztec empire, slaves were treated well. They could have their own possessions and their own slaves. They could also marry their masters or buy their freedom. Their...
Ancient Fiji Culture

Link #160: Ancient Fiji Widows Were Strangled By Their Brothers!

  Link #160: Ancient Fiji Widows Were Strangled By Their Brothers! Throughout human history, when brothers come together, great things have happened. The Wright Brothers invented the Flyer whose piece were...
Apple

In Ancient Greece, throwing an apple at someone was a marriage proposal.

  This comes from the Greek myth wherein Eris, the goddess of mischief, threw a golden apple in the middle of the wedding banquet, saying that it was for the...
Hieroglyphs

Ancient Egyptians wrote using only consonants.

  The form of writing used in Ancient Egypt called hieroglyphics has no vowels or punctuations, only consonants. It was a complex writing system, using thousands of symbols and pictures.  
Salt

Ancient Chinese nobles committed suicide by eating salt.

  Salt was expensive in ancient China so only the nobility could afford it. When committing suicide, they would consume one pound of salt, which was effective since as little...
bubble wrap

The Japanese have invented a never-ending bubble wrap.

  Are you one of those who can't seem to stop popping the bubbles of a bubble wrap? The Japanese have invented the Eternal Poppety-Pop, a sheet of bubble wrap...

In Russia, a pregnant belly is believed to be contagious.

  So if a woman doesn't want to get pregnant, she shouldn't touch a pregnant woman's belly.   amzn_assoc_placement = "adunit0"; amzn_assoc_enable_interest_ads = "true"; amzn_assoc_tracking_id = "ipfactly-20"; amzn_assoc_ad_mode = "auto"; amzn_assoc_ad_type = "smart"; amzn_assoc_marketplace = "amazon"; amzn_assoc_region =...
Total_solar_eclipse_Varanasi,India

In Latin America, it is bad luck for expectant mothers to look at eclipses.

  It is believed that if they do, their babies may become deformed, particularly develop cleft lips or club feet.  

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