In the Middle Ages, animals were tried in court.
Roman villas often had a vomitorium, where the upper class vomited after feasts in order to eat more.
Marie Antoinette recommended to the hungry that if they had no bread, they should just eat cake.
("Qu'ils mangent de la brioche")
Vikings wore horned helmets.
In the Polish Army during the Second World War, a bear served as a non-commissioned officer.
By the 1960s, there were several tests to send letters by rocket.
Princely tables delighted guests by serving oversized pies that contained live birds.
Before Christopher Columbus' voyage, people believed the Earth was flat.
Julius Caesar was born by Caesarean section.
An elephant named Tuffi jumped out of the suspension railroad in Wuppertal (Germany) in 1946.