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Redheads Were Believed to be Vampires

In Ancient Greece, they believed redheads became vampires after death. This was because redheaded people are very pale-skinned and sensitive to sunlight. Unlike the Greeks who had olive skin & dark features.

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Romans Used Urine as Mouthwash

Romans had a strange way of taking care of their teeth: by gargling their pee. The ammonia in urine was thought to disinfect mouths and whiten teeth, and urine remained a popular mouthwash ingredient until the 18th century.

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The More You Know

  • Turkeys Were Once Worshipped Like Gods
  • Ancient Greeks came up with the idea of cyclops after they found a fossil of a mammoth, and had no idea what it was.
  • Joseph Stalin used to have people removed from photos after they died or were removed from office.
  • Cleopatra was fluent in 9 languages. They were Ancient Greek, Ancient Iranian, Ancient Parthian, Syriac, Ethiopian, Hebrew, Arabic and Troglodyte.
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