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In the 1400's a law was set forth that a man was not allowed to beat his wife with a stick no thicker than his thumb. Hence we have "the rule of thumb".
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In ancient Egypt, people shaved eyebrows as a mourning symbol when their cats died.
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everyone in the empire was forbidden to dine with his family, laugh or take a bath. The penalty for transgression was death.
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Some statues are found without noses, because cutting off ones' nose was considered an insult. Otherwise, it would've fallen off from more obvious reasons, ie. Earthquake, Rough Handling.
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