Friday, March 31, 2017
Random Facts: No. 6
In 2005, German scientists found world’s oldest sculptured phallus in southwestern Germany. It is a 20 cm polished siltstone penis created around 28,000 years ago.
The first thing the “Father of Microbiology,” Anton van Leeuwenhoek, put under a microscope was his semen. In 1677, van Leeuwenhoek examined fresh semen in which he observed living spermatozoa. It was understood that semen was integral to the creation of life, but the concept of single-cell organisms hadn’t been discovered yet. He expected to see tiny little humans.
Anton van Leeuwenhoek
Catherine the Great of Russia once said that she needed a virile young man in the Imperial bed for the sake of her health, and was unable to rule Russia properly when sleeping alone. Eligible young noblemen would be “tested” by her ladies-in-waiting before making appearances in the Empress’ night chamber. “She selected a new favorite, or agreed to the selection recommended by her ‘experts,’ much as she selected a new painting for her collection.”
Catherine the Great
Pomegranate has been used as a contraceptive and abortion by means of consuming the seeds, or rind, as well as by using the rind as a vaginal suppository. This practice is recorded in ancient Indian literature, in medieval sources, and in modern folk medicine.
Boston Corbett, the Union Army soldier who killed John Wilkes Booth, castrated himself with a pair of scissors in order to avoid sexual temptation and remain holy. He then ate a meal and went to a prayer meeting before he sought medical treatment.
The medical name for a butt crack is “intergluteal cleft”.
A duel between three people is actually called a truel.
There are no bridges over the Amazon River.
The Amazon River
In 955, Bishop Dunstan went to bring back King Eadwig from his bedroom after his coronation as he failed to attend a meeting of noble. Dunstan found the young king in bed with two women, a mother and her daughter. Infuriated by this, Dunstan dragged Eadwig back. Later realizing that he had provoked the king, Dunstan fled England and refused to return until after Eadwig’s death.
King Eadwig (portrait)
Snails have 14000 teeth and some can even kill you.
Most toilet paper sold for home use in France is pink.
French pink toilet paper
The human nose can remember 50,000 different scents.
In 17th century Europe, no one saw anything wrong in the nannies’ practice of masturbating little boys to help them sleep.
Daddy longlegs have penises which technically makes them not a spider.
a daddy longlegs
Bullfrogs do not sleep.
Mozart, the great composer, did not only write serious pieces like Lacrimosa. He also wrote a masterpiece called: Leck mich im Arsch (lick me in the ass).
The dark region on the north pole of Pluto’s moon, Charon, is called Mordor.
Pluto’s moon Charon
Eight of the ten biggest statues in the world are of Buddhas.
The Tallest Budha Statue In The World
In 2015, a silver coin with Superman on the heads side was made which is legal tender in Canada. There was only 350,000 produced.
Tigers have striped skin not just striped fur. The stripes are like fingerprints and no two tigers have the same pattern.
In ancient Egypt, women inserted crocodile dung into the vagina as spermicidal gel to help block sperm. It worked because of the high acid content of the dung.
Ketchup originated in China as a boiled-down brine of pickled fish and spices called ‘ke-chiap’.
In 2005, German scientists found world’s oldest sculpted phallus in southwestern Germany. It is a 20 cm polished siltstone penis created around 28,000 years ago.
If you die in Amsterdam with no next of kin, and no friends or family to prepare funeral or mourn over the body, a poet will write a poem for you and recite it at your funeral.
The Himalayan Honey Bee. the biggest of the honey bees, makes a hallucinogenic honey that tribes collect.
The Himalayan Honey Bee
King Louis XVI of France had phimosis (a tight foreskin) which made it incredibly painful for him to get an erection. This meant he couldn’t consummate his marriage. The consequence of this was that there were rumors that he was infertile or a homosexual, which were put to rest when he underwent circumcision seven years into his marriage and got his queen Marie Antoinette pregnant.
King Louis XVI
The collars on men’s dress shirts used to be detachable. This was to save on laundry costs as the collar was the part that needed cleaning the most frequently.
Medieval monks commonly wrote homoerotic poetry that they would pass around while copying texts.
The man who found the 5,000 year old corpse, Ötzi the Iceman, in 1991 (Oldest natural European mummy) was also found dead frozen in ice in 2004.
Ötzi the Iceman
In 2014, a missing woman on a vacation in Iceland was found when it was discovered that she was in the search party looking for herself.
Alligators will give manatees the right of way if they are swimming near each other.
In Pompeii, there are giant stone penises carved into the pavement pointing the way to the brothels. There is also a building in Pompeii that was a brothel with many small rooms with stone beds and erotic wall paintings with no two depicting a man and woman or man and man in the same position. It is unclear whether the images on the walls were advertisements for the services offered or merely intended to heighten the pleasure of the visitors.
Four different popes have died during sex. Pope Leo VII died of a heart attack while having sex with his mistress. Pope John VII beaten to death by the angry husband of the woman he was having sex with at the time. Pope John XII was also murdered by an irate husband during the act. Pope Paul II allegedly died of a heart attack while being sodomized by a page boy.
Pope Leo VII
Pope John VII
Pope John XII