101 terrific history truths

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Terrific History Truths

The past actually happened but history is only what someone wrote down.
The Hungarian countess Elizabeth Bathori killed more than 600 young girls in the 1500s in order to drink and bathe in their blood.

In 1981, 300 people thrown into the water in a ferry accident in Brazil were eaten alive by piranha.

Lord Nelson (1758–1805) admiral of the English fleet, slept in a coffin in his cabin.The coffin was made from the mast of an enemy French ship.

During the Great Plague that struck England in 1665–66, boys at Eton school were punished for not smoking – smoking was thought to protect them from the disease.

The word ‘thug' comes from ‘Thuggees', who were an Indian cult – sometimes described as the world's first mafia – who used to trick and murder people as human sacrifices to their goddess Kali.

Mongolian leader Tamerlane played polo using the skulls of enemies killed in battle.

Anglo-Saxon peasants sometimes wove clothes made out of dried stinging nettles.

The Greek emperor Draco died when he was smothered by the hats and cloaks that admirers threw over him at a party.

A common way of attacking a besieged castle or city in the Middle Ages was to catapult dead animals, corpses or even the heads of enemies over the walls.

In the Middle Ages, people made washing powder from wood ash and urine.

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