Duke William IX of Aquitaine fantasized about establishing a convent of prostitutes.
Many of the indigenous people living close to the banks of the Zambezi river (the fourth longest river in Africa which has its source in Zambia and flows through Angola, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Mozambique) carry dogs in their canoe in case of a crocodile attack.
Romans brought heated bathrooms, glass windows, swimming pools, temples, aqueducts, proper writing, chariot races, kid’s dolls and good wine to Britain.
Saudi Arabia applies strict rules of gender segregation, banning women from driving and requiring them to have permission from a male guardian before travelling or receiving medical care.
The Japanese language has three different characters pronounced kami, this homophone can mean ‘God’, ‘hair’, as well as ‘paper’. The phrase kami sama is another way of saying ‘God’, whereas the phrase kami san means ‘person running through store’.
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I really like the old medieval portraits of various dukes and kings. They always look soft and vague. I’m pretty sure I could take Mini Duke Williams IX in a joust.