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41.In Palestine 8–9,000 years ago, a dead relative was buried under the floor of the family's house – except the head. The flesh and brain were removed from the head and the skull used as the base for a plaster mould of the person's head, which was decorated and kept.
42.In Sparta, Greece, in 600 BCE the law required that a child born imperfect – disabled or deformed – be killed immediately.
43.In the 1600s and later, Egyptian mummies were ground up to use in medicines around Europe.
44.In the 1700s, European women had their gums pierced so that they could fit hooks to hold their false teeth in place.
45.In the 1700s, fashionable European women commonly shaved off their real eyebrows and stuck on false ones made from mouse fur.
46.In the 1700s, people wore huge hairstyles made of a mixture of real hair and horse hair or other fibres. As they rarely cleaned them – keeping them in place for months on end – they carried sticks to knock vermin out of their hair-does.
47.In the 1800s, flea circuses were popular – the fleas were glued into costumes and stuck to wires or each other to look as though they were performing tricks.
48.In the 1990s, fashionable women in Europe who wanted to look thin wore corsets laced so tightly that their ribs were sometimes broken!
49.In the Middle Ages, butchers often killed animals for meat in their shops, then threw the innards out into the street.
50.In the Middle Ages, people made washing powder from wood ash and urine.
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