Penguins used to be almost 5 feet tall and nearly 130lbs.
Julius Caeser was kidnapped by pirates for a ransom of 25 gold but he told them that he was worth at least 50.
In the 17th and 18th centuries, lobster was considered trash fit to be eaten by slaves and prisoners. It wasn’t until the 19th century that it became a luxury food.
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.