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

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Skulls are good for more than just protecting your brain.

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Skulls are pretty cool — we really like ours! It gives our head a nice shape, keeps our brain safe, makes our face a face and not, you know, a smooshed collection of face parts. Still, we’ve never really considered the functionality of a human skull outside of the obvious. Apparently, history is full of civilizations who used human skulls for all kinds of things. Most notably as cups or food vessels. The oldest recorded historical record of this dates back to 5th century BC, when the Scythians used the skulls of their enemies as drinking cups. Sometimes, they lined the cups in gold (fancy), and they often used the scalp and skin as leather.

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