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

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The history of cannabalism

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There’s no denying how important cadavers are for medical research. They’re what medical students practice on, and what doctors use to perfect their lifesaving skills and techniques. But the way modern medicine uses cadavers is a far cry from how rich people used them back in the 16th century. Really wealthy people believed, for some reason, that cadavers could cure diseases. So what did they do? Well, they ate them of course! Apparently there was also a hierarchy of bodies, with Egyptian mummies being the most sought-after. A decaying and mummified body a day keeps the doctor away?

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