A painting of a young woman breastfeeding her baby to an older man in a prison cell has sold for 30 million euros. It may sound perverse, but the story behind it is indescribable. [ What is an interesting fact of history that most people don’t know? ]
During the reign of Louis XIV in France the poor man was sentenced to “death by starvation” for stealing a loaf of bread. The woman was his only daughter and the only visitor to his cell. He was allowed to visit it daily but was not allowed to eat food inside.
Even after 4 months, the man was still alive, lost almost no weight, nothing. The officers now began to spy on her in the cell and they were surprised to find that she was completely breastfeeding her father with her baby’s milk. The judges, realizing the woman’s compassion and love for her father, spared her father and set him free.
What is the most interesting fact from history?
Here’s a fact that I find particularly interesting:In ancient Egypt, people believed that the god Osiris would judge them after they died based on their actions in life. To prepare for this judgment, they would have their hearts weighed against a feather. If their hearts were lighter than the feather, they would be allowed to pass into the afterlife. If their hearts were heavier, they would be devoured by the monster Ammit. This belief is known as the “weighing of the heart” and it was a central part of ancient Egyptian religion.
What is the weirdest fact in history?
The ancient Roman Emperor Caligula was known for his extravagance and excess. One of the strange things he did was appoint his horse, Incitatus, to the position of consul, which was one of the highest offices in the Roman government. Caligula also built a palace for Incitatus, equipped with marble stalls and an ivory manger. While it’s not clear whether Caligula actually intended to give his horse real political power or if he was just trying to shock people with his antics, the story of Incitatus has become one of the most famous (and bizarre) tales from ancient Rome.
What is a fun fact that no one knows?
Here’s a fun fact that not many people may know: The word “nerd” was coined by Dr. Seuss in his 1950 book “If I Ran the Zoo.” In the book, the narrator Gerald McGrew says he would collect “a Nerkle, a Nerd, and a Seersucker” to put in his imaginary zoo. The word caught on and has been used to refer to people who are highly intelligent and studious, but perhaps not as socially adept as others, ever since.
What are some cool history facts?
The Great Wall of China is the longest wall in the world, stretching over 13,000 miles.
The Ancient Egyptian pyramids were built as tombs for the country’s Pharaohs and their queens. The Great Pyramid of Giza, the largest and oldest of the pyramids, is the only remaining wonder of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
The Roman Colosseum, also known as the Flavian Amphitheatre, was built in Rome in the first century AD and could hold up to 50,000 spectators.
The Mona Lisa, painted by Leonardo da Vinci in the early 16th century, is one of the most famous works of art in the world. It hangs in the Louvre museum in Paris, France.
The United States Declaration of Independence was signed on July 4, 1776. This document declared the 13 colonies in America to be independent from Great Britain.
The modern Olympic Games, held every four years, were inspired by the ancient games and were first held in Athens, Greece in 1896.