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Who was executed in a sack with a snake, a monkey, a rooster and a dog

One of the most ancient public executions comprised sewing the executed in a leather sack together with a live snake, a monkey, a rooster and a dog and then drowning the sack in a reservoir

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Why is vandals called vandals? History of “vandalism”

You’ve probably heard more than once about the shenanigans of hooligans who shredded bus seats or broke glass in the train. “Those vandals!” - you thought, shaking your head disapprovingly

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