1. Roman Emperor Gaius made his beloved horse a senator .
2. Ice age Britons used skulls of the dead as cups.
3. In the 13th century 30,000 children went on what is known
as the Children’s Crusade . They were convinced God would
allow them to take back the Holy Land without incident, but
most died on the journey or were sold into slavery.
4. In ancient Egypt, servants were smeared with honey in order
to attract flies away from the pharaoh.
5. Upon dying, some pharaohs were sealed into their tombs
alongside their living servants, pets, and concubines.
6.Officially, the longest war in history was between the Netherlands and the Isles of Scilly, which lasted from 1651 to 1986. There were no
7. Albert Einstein was offered the role of Israelis second President in 1952, but declined.
8. Napoleon was once attacked by rabbits.
9. English was once a language for “commoners,” while
the British elites spoke French
10.Yoruba and their bloodlines worldwide have the highest rate of twinning (having twins) in the world.
11. Pre-tribalism: Malam Umaru Altine, a northern Fulani man was the first elected Mayor of Enugu, in the east, and was even re-elected for a second term.
12. Activist Mrs. Fumilayo Ransome-Kuti travelled widely, including to the Eastern bloc (Hungary, USSR and China where she met Mao Zedong). These interactions angered Nigeria, Britain and America. America called her a communist and refused her a U.S. Visa.