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Human beings are born with only two inbuilt fears: the fear of loud noises and the fear of falling. All other fears are abnormal and have to be learned.

The upper part of the stela of Hammurapis' cod...

The upper part of the stela of Hammurapis’ code of laws

The Code of Hammurabi written around 1700 BC is widely considered to be the earliest known mention of lesbians in surviving historical documents. The code makes reference to women called the salzikrum literally translated as ‘daughter-men’ who were allowed to marry other women. Coincidentally, the code also contains the earliest mention of a transgender person.

In a 17th century law code for the Puritan colony of New Haven in present-day Connecticut so-called “blasphemers, homosexuals and masturbators” were eligible for the death penalty.

Bell, Broomstick, Bubble, Cargo, Circle, Dirndl, Hobble, Rah-Rah and Scooter are all different kinds of skirts.

Ten yards of cloth were used for the white ruffs around the neck and hands on a dress made for Queen Elizabeth in 1565.

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