- Everyone in Ancient Eygypt was bald. Even the women! They used to all wear wigs and put little candles on their heads, as the wax melted it made their 0hair smell nice.
- The ancient Romans used to eat really wierd food, like dormice, snails (they’d feed them on blood, snails love blood, they just don’t like killing, and eat them) a famous dish is a wild boar, that when cut open released a load of birds, who were then caught by the slaves and eaten. A similar dish was served in the middle ages, it inspired the song ‘sing a song of sixpence, a pocket full of Rye, four and twenty blackbirds, baked in a pie…’ They wouldn’t use black birds, too big. They’d probably use blue-tits or somthing
- Christopher Columbus wasn’t looking for America, he was looking for a short-cut to Japan from England, when he bumped into America he wasn’t pleased. He threatened to cut his sailor’s tongues out if they didn’t swear that this ilsand was Japan!
PS I owe most of these facts to Horrible Histories!