After Caligula's death in AD41, his favourite horse, Incitatus, which he had raised to the rank of senator, was deprived of its privileges.
GUINEA PIGSGuinea pigs are not pigs and do not come from Guinea.
In fact they originated in... MORE
ADVERTISEMENTIn September 2010, a Chinese woman lawyer issued a law suit against a cinema and... MORE
APPLEMore than 40 million tons of apples are produced in the world each year. The... MORE
PIRATEEfforts by the music and film industries to fight against digital piracy were dealt a... MORE
BREADThe word for a worshipper of bread is 'artolater'.
The word 'lady' derives from an Old... MORE
PARTONThe country and western singer Dolly Parton was born on the same day, 19 January... MORE
MEDICINEMarijuana was prescribed by the Chinese as a remedy for gout, rheumatism, malaria, beri-beri and... MORE
INTERNETThe internet was created by Sir Tim Berners-Lee, who launched the idea worldwide on April... MORE
SNOW WHITEIn the original tale of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, as it appeared in... MORE
BLACKBERRIESBatology is the scientific study of brambles, especially blackberries.
This should not be confused with battology,... MORE
GREECEThe men's sailors' 100 metres freestyle swimming event in the 1896 Olympics was open only... MORE
DRUGSIn 2001 Jose Antonio Campos-Cloute was arrested at Melbourne Airport after a momentary lapse in... MORE
PRISONThe total UK government income from all forms of taxation in 1900 was £108,336,193. This... MORE
FARTIn 2002, Mitreben Laboratories, based in Osaka, Japan, developed the hohi kenshutsuki, which they claimed... MORE
ODINThe Norse god Odin had an eight-legged horse called Sleipnir, which could convey its rider... MORE
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