Mussolini's government imposed a tax on bachelors in December 1927 to raise the growth rate of the population and encourage the young to work harder.
He imposed a tax on goats in January 1927.
In 1996, an Italian court ruled that government workers have a statutory right to a morning coffee break.
The official motto of Albania is: "The faith of the Albanians is Albanism".
Probably the most... MORE
The Armenian company Grand Candy were awarded a certificate by Guinness World Records in September... MORE
A study in Italy in 2006 reported that couples who have a TV set in... MORE
In 1559, the Italian anatomist Realdo Columbus (or Colombo) claimed to have discovered the clitoris.
Leonardo da Vinci was born in the village of Vinci in Italy, the illegitimate son... MORE
EUROVISION SONG CONTEST
Although Norway holds the record for scoring no points most often - a feat it... MORE
Italy's highest court, the Court of Cassation, in 2008 ruled that members of the Carabinieri... MORE
FREDERICK I BARBAROSSA
Frederick I Barbarossa (1122 - 1190), Duke of Swabia, King of Germany, King of Italy,... MORE
The town of Vittel in France is headquarters to the Brotherhood of Frog Thigh Tasters... MORE
The word 'knight' came from the Old English 'cniht' which meant no more than a... MORE
According to the organisers of the First International Conference on Love and Attraction in Cardiff... MORE
In 2008, lawyers for US mafia boss Vincent Basciano asked for the judge in his... MORE
Mickey, Minnie and Donald Duck are the only Disney characters with official birthdays. Mickey and... MORE
The Welsh for October is Hydref (originally Hyddfref), a word signifying the lowing of cattle.... MORE
The tradition of using smoke to signify the election of a Pope dates back to... MORE
The greatest recorded loss of Parmesan cheese caused by an earthquake was in Italy in... MORE
The earliest mention of phone sex recorded in the Oxford English Dictionary dates from 1982.
The world's first real pizzeria was the Antica Pizzeria Port' Alba in Naples.
It opened in... MORE
Nobody knows who first discovered what causes pregnancy. Aristotle certainly understood how babies were made:... MORE
According to a report published in 2010 by a small business and shopkeepers association in... MORE
In 2004, a 67-year-old woman was killed when a three-metre tall metal crucifix fell on... MORE
According to a poll among British schoolchildren in 2002, the five sandwich fillings children most... MORE
History, sadly, does not relate when humans first discovered how to make more humans, but... MORE
Plans were announced in January 2012 to erect a statue in honour of a bear... MORE
Andrew, the patron saint of Scotland, is also patron saint of Greece, Russia, Amalfi (Italy),... MORE
Italian couple Daniela Consolaro, 31, and Maurizio Andreosi, 40, were married in a shark tank... MORE