Of course, making fun of history is dangerous. After all, he people of the future will certainly have things to make fun of about us when the time comes. But then if we don’t laugh at history, we miss our chance. So with that in mind, here’s a list of historical facts that will appal your superior 21st-century self.
20. Rasputin’s penis got around
Rasputin has a reputation as a “faith healer,” close friend to the Russian royal family and someone who was very hard indeed to kill. One of his body parts, however, lives on in infamy. Indeed, somehow a maid got her hands on Rasputin’s rod – after he died, though maybe before as well. The body part then somehow worked its way around Europe before returning to Russia, where it’s now displayed at the Moscow Erotic Museum. At least, that’s what the museum claims.
19. Women sold their bodies to join the cult of Aphrodite
If you were a man in Ancient Greece, why would you choose to worship some solemn killjoy god when you could go to the Temple of Aphrodite and show your devotion by having sex with the priestesses? Life wasn’t so rosy for the priestesses, however, who had to sell their bodies for sex to be initiated.