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The Bowels of History
"Here is a quiz on some notably gruesome and often scatalogical Historical facts. Test your knowledge on a few items not often mentioned in History class."
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
Who invented the flush toilet?
Sir John Harington
Who won the 1949 Nobel Prize for his 'apple corer' technique for prefrontal lobotomies?
In 1364, a man named Thomas du Buisson was hired to paint red crosses in the Louvre and its surrounding gardens to prevent what?
What was so unusual about Pope Stephen VII's interrogation of Pope Formusus in 897 A.D.?
Formosus was completely deaf
Formusus was dead
Formosus was interrogated without being tortured
Stephen was aged only six
What was the most common medical cure-all used in Renaissance France?
The word 'narcotics' comes from the Greek word for what?
In ancient India, it was common practice for adulterers to have their ____________ cut off.
In 1685, King Louis XIV helped advance surgical practices by having a doctor, rather than a barber remove what?
A fistula from his rectum
A goiter from his neck
A thorn from his side
An ingrown nail from his toe
Pope John XXI wrote many medical texts before becoming Pope. What did he suggest may be used as an effective eyewash?
How did Catherine the Great die?
Trampled by a horse
Why was Napoleon's hand always tucked into his jacket?
He had nervous itching
His hand was always cold
He only had four fingers
His chest was uneven
Where did the phrase 'the third degree' originate?
Marie Antoinette's degrees of poverty
Cotton Mather's degrees of heresy
Pope Innocent IV's degrees of torture
Henry VII's degrees of purging
Where did bulldogs and bull terriers get their names?
Bullfighting in Medieval Spain
A lost Bible passage
A famous English tavern called the Bull Inn
Bullbaiting in Elizabethan times
Who were the "castrati"?
Kings without heirs
The Four Humors consisted of blood, phlegm, black bile, and ____________.
In the earliest known version of the fairy tale 'Cinderella', the Egyptian 'Rhodopis', the title character is a ____________.
Pile of dust
Although today in the United States, brothels are only legal in Nevada, about 100 years ago which two other cities experimented with legalized prostitution?
Chicago and Philadelphia
New Orleans and St. Louis
New York and New Orleans
New Orleans and San Francisco
In 13th century France, one would often hear the cry 'gardez à l'eau!' to warn people of what?
A chamber pot's contents being thrown from a window
A criminal wandering the streets
An outbreak of plague
Poison in the water supply
George Washington's dentures were made partly from the ivory of what animal?
In 1913, a New York woman named Caresse Crosby designed the first bra and sold the rights for $1,500 to what company?
Playtex Corset Company
Lily of France
Erotic Accessories Corporation
Warner Brothers Corset Company
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