In medieval times clothes were stored close to the toilet shaft, as the ammonia fumes would kill any fleas.
Drinking undiluted wine in Ancient Greece was faux pas. Wine was most commonly mixed with a ratio of 3 water to 1 wine. 1:1 was really only suited for orgiastic revelry to be indulged in very rarely.
Dueling with wax bullets was popular in the early 20th century.
Tobacco is a hallucinogen if you smoke it like American Indians used to instead of buying it at the store.
In 1857, a party of Mormons and Native Americans attacked a wagon party of Americans and massacred between 120 and 140 people.
In 1951, children could buy their own “my first nuclear reactor” kit – for only $50.
In the early 16th century the Dutch were trading individual tulips for the equivalent of 10-15 million dollars. It was called the tulip mania.
The Vatican claims Darwin’s theory of evolution is compatible with Christianity.