Absurd historical facts
• Absurd historical facts
I'm sure many of you have heard of something so incredible and illogical that, except nonsense, it is a different name it was no way. It turns out that such examples are full of our history.
So, we present 20 facts from the stories that appear to be the absolute marasmus, but nevertheless it's all really happening.
In the XIX century in the US and the UK was popular soothing syrup Mrs. Winslow for children, which was considered an indispensable tool for moms and nannies. It helps with any pain, because it consisted of morphine and ammonia. Of course, what child does not calm down, if given a syrup.
In the 1950s, tobacco companies advertise cigarettes as products useful for health.
In the Middle Ages, about 600 thousand people were victims of witchcraft accusations. Such accusations in those days it was very difficult to prove or disprove.
Again, in the Middle Ages convicted of a crime were subjected to the ordeal ( "God's judgment", or test the water and fire). In one embodiment, the test convict had put his hand into boiling water - if the hand remains unburned, it meant that God would protect human, and he was released.
The notorious Roman emperor Caligula loved so much his horse incitatus that made him the first citizen of Rome, and later a senator.
The Mexican General Lopez de Santa Anna, having become, by the way, 11 times president of Mexico, with great fanfare buried own leg, which was amputated due to injury.
In the United States in 1917, Margaret Sanger was arrested and sent to prison for his discovery of the world's first birth control clinic.
Talking about contraception. In Canada, in the XVI century, people have been drinking infusions as contraceptive measures. One of these ingredients were potions testicles beaver
In the United States during the colonial period, women were not given any painkillers during childbirth. It was believed that the pain of childbirth - it is a punishment for the sin of the first woman Eve.
Pope Gregory IX believed that cats - the offspring of the devil, and exterminated. As a result, the number of rats increased so much, that broke the bubonic plague, which killed 100 million people.
In the XIII century, about 30 thousand children and teenagers participated in the so-called Children's Crusade, because the people believed that God will protect defenseless children. Most of them died on the way, and the rest were enslaved.
In the ancient Egypt of the Pharaohs servants daubed honey to the flies did not bother the rulers themselves.
Nintendo was founded in 1889. It produced playing cards, which are painted by hand.
In the XIX century, dentures were made from the teeth of dead soldiers.
In France, while the screens of the first film "Star Wars" is still carrying out executions by guillotine. It was in 1977, the last execution by guillotine cutting off the head.
The primitive inhabitants of Britain used the skulls as cups.
In the XIX century, many people were afraid of being buried alive. Up until 1934, some companies produce special safety coffin equipped with the means to salvation. For example, for the deceased in the casket tied rope connected to the bell surface.
In the period from 1909 to 1970, the Australian Government took away the native children from their families and placed in Aboriginal foster. The children were forced to forget their origins.
The wild flora and fauna unique in Saudi Arabia. However, some members of the animal world to bring. For example, all the camels Saudi Arabia receives from Australia.
The Colombian Pedro Lopez enters the Guinness Book of Records as the most violent maniac. He was convicted of the murder of 110 girls in 1983. Also known as the Monster of the Andes, he confessed to the murder of a total of 300 people. He was sentenced to 20 years, transferred to a psychiatric hospital because he was declared insane and released in 1998 for good behavior and cooperation with the police. At the moment, his whereabouts are unknown.