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13 X-rated history facts you won't have learnt at school


History – especially if you had a really shit teacher – was often a really dry lesson, wasn’t it? Loads of boring facts about boring dead people in powdered wigs and corsets. Boring.

What might have made it more interesting, though: any of these X-rated facts. In a Reddit thread, historians amateur and professional alike shared some lesser known, often kind of disgusting historical facts. Spoiler alert: people had just as much disgusting sex in the past as they do now, and lots of people died in really gross ways. 

Some of the facts are fairly disgusting


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And absolutely the best of the lot


Put it on the national curriculum. 



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