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Archive for January 2nd, 2016

1- The continent was already inhabited by 90 million people before Columbus discovered Americas. It was one third of the world’s population

2- Christmas was illegal until 1836 in USA, because it was considered a pagan holiday

3- In ancient Rome, life expectancy was only 20 to 30 years

4- Leif Erikson was the first European to land in North America, nearly 500 years before Columbus

5-  Over a million Europeans were captured and sold as slaves to North Africa between 1530 and 1780.

6-  In the 16th and 17th century, Eiropeans   including royalty, priests and scientists, routinely ingested remedies containing human bones, blood and fat as medicines, for everything from headache to epilepsy

7-            A worldwide dust cloud blocked out the sun for a year in 536 A.D. This resulted in widespread famine and disease

8-  80% of all marriages in history were between second cousins or closer

9- Hitler led the first public anti- smoking compaign in modern history

10- The first car accident occurred in 1891 in Ohio

11- The flag of France was once white, from 1814 to 1830

12- The First World War was the sixth deadliest conflict in world history

13- Pope Pius II wrote a popular crotic book called, “The Tale of Two Lovers” before assuming office

14- Sucking a King’s nipple was a gesture of submission in ancient Ireland

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