Friday, July 31, 2009

Believe This

• In the 1800s, if you attempted suicide and failed, you would have to face the death penalty.
• The custom of shaking hands with the strangers originated to show that both the parties were unarmed.
• Ancient Egyptians used slabs of stones as pillows.
• In ancient Greece an “idiot” was a private citizen or layman.
• In the olden days, any Japanese person who tried to leave the country was summarily executed.
• February 1865 is the only month in recorded history not to have a full moon.
• During the First World War, the punishment for homosexuality in the French army was execution.
• In ancient Egypt, people shaved eyebrows as a mourning symbol when their cats died.
• 100,000 cubic ft of water pours over Niagara Falls every second.
• Christmas didn’t become a national holiday in the US until 1890.
• 3000 years ago, most Egyptians were considered old and died by the age of 30.

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