In Ancient Peru, when a woman found an 'ugly' potato, it was the custom for her to push it into the face of the nearest man
The Anglo-Saxons believed Friday to be such an unlucky day that they ritually slaughtered any child unfortunate enough to be born on that day.
Sliced bread was patented by a jeweller, Otto Rohwedder, in 1928. He had been working on it for 16 years, having started in 1912
It is illegal to be a prostitute in Sienna, Italy, if your name is Mary.
It is a criminal offence to drive around in a dirty car in Russia.
During the reign of Elizabeth I, there was a tax put on men's beards
George Washington grew marijuana in his garden.