In Saudi Arabia in 2002 the religious police forced school girls to stay within a burning building because they were not covered properly, 14 school girls died.
One of the exorcists of the Diocese of Rome says his favorite movie is ‘The Exorcist’ – and that he feels the movie is “substantially exact”.
A Russian sect believes that Vladimir Putin is the reincarnation of Saint Paul.
Many shelters don’t allow black cats to be adopted around Halloween, for fear the they may be tortured or sacrificed.
Muhammad ordered the demolition of Masjid al-Dirar because he believed this mosque was built to create disunity among Muslims by drawing people away from another mosque.
Morphine was named after Morpheus, the Greek god of dreams.
In late-1600s Puritan society, a child over 16 convicted of cursing at a parent was sentenced to death. Being a stubborn or rebellious child also earned you a death sentence.
The Spanish exclamation Ole!, commonly heard at bullfights and flamenco dances, comes from Allah, meaning “praise be to God”.