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”.