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40 Strange Historical Facts That You Didn’t Learn In History Class

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Why back cats are considered bad luck

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Black cats have sort of a bad rap, don’t they? They’re associated with evil and bad luck, but really they’re just fuzzy, adorable jerks like every other cat. But where did the bad reputation come from? Pope Gregory IX ruled the church from 1227 till his death in 1241. While in power, he decreed that black cats were evil and associated with devil worship. He called for them to be exterminated, and issued a papal bull called Vox in Rama, which was the first official church document that labeled the black cat as satanic. Kind of a d*ck move, Pope.

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