Schwangerschaftverhütungsmittel is German for contraceptive.
In Greek Mythology, as one of the Twelve Labours, Hercules had to clean out the stables of King Augeas.
Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli said he had read Pride and Prejudice seventeen times.
Around 200,000 years ago, the human population diminished to such an extent that we know that all humans are descended from one woman at that time. (Please note: this does not mean she was the only woman alive at the time, nor was she the first woman, just that we all share that one common ancestor.)
During the reign of Peter the Great in the late 17th and early 18th centuries, members of a fundamentalist Russian Orthodox sect known as the Old Believers, who customarily wore beards, were forced to pay a tax on their facial hair.
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