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A Fetus Can Masturbate In Utero

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Masturbation for men can begin as early as in the womb. Although babies of both sexes are known to masturbate in utero, boys are the only ones who can be caught while aroused via ultrasound. In a paper published in the Journal of Ultrasound Medicine, researchers found “The hand (of a fetus) grasping the penis…

The Fate of Richard III

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Bonus facts Everyone knew England’s King Richard III was killed around the Battle of Bosworth Field in 1485, but no one was entirely sure what kind of fate he met. Some suggested he was killed on the field of battle, while others claim he was captured and executed afterwards. Without any remains, it was impossible…

According to Herodotus’s The Histories, a woman, Artemisia, served as one of Xerxes naval commanders during the Persian Wars including at the Battle of Salamis

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According to Herodotus’s The Histories, a woman, Artemisia, served as one of Xerxes naval commanders during the Persian Wars including at the Battle of Salamis. Herodotus reports that Artemisia “sailed in command of the men of Helicarnassus, Cos, Nisyra and Calydia and furnished five ships of war…not one of the confederate commanders gave Xerxes sounder…

While our modern form of theatre can thank ancient Greece for its origin in 535 BC, the first written legend of Gilgamesh actually goes all the way back to 3000 BC in Sumeria!

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While our modern form of theatre can thank ancient Greece for its origin in 535 BC, the first written legend of Gilgamesh actually goes all the way back to 3000 BC in Sumeria! George Smith was responsible for deciphering The Epic of Gilgamesh and in 1872 CE, famously, the Mesopotamian version of the Flood Story,…

The Olympic Games used to award medals for art.

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Maybe artists deserve varsity jackets, too. From 1912 to 1948, the Olympics held competitions in the fine arts, with medals being awarded for architecture, literature, music, painting and sculpture. The art produced was required to be Olympics-themed, so gold-winning pieces had names like, “Knockdown” and “Étude de Sport.” The first winning work of literature was…