Fun Facts of the Week 10/20-10/24

Fun Facts of the Week 10/20-10/24

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1. In 1386 a pig in France was executed by public hanging for the murder of a child.

2. October was originally the eighth month of the year, but Julius Caesar made July and August to honor himself and his adopted son, Augustus.

3. The Romans used human urine as mouthwash.

4. Mexican General Santa Anna had an elaborate state funeral for his amputated leg.

5. In ancient Egypt, servants were smeared with honey in order to attract flies away from the pharaoh.