40 Strange Historical Facts That You Didn’t Learn In History Class
The Order of the Pug
We had no idea that this ever existed but need to know everything about it immediately. Secret societies have been around for centuries, but we’ve never heard of one as odd as The Order of the Pug. In 17th century England, Pope Clement XII issued a papal bull banning Catholics from becoming Freemasons (one of the oldest and most recognized secret societies in history). In protest of the papal bull, Roman Catholics founded a secret society and named it “Mops-Orden,” or The Order of the Pug.
It’s believed that the society was founded by Clemens August of Bavaria, who chose the pug as the symbol of the society because they represented loyalty and trustworthiness. New members being initiated into The Order of the Pug had to wear a dog collar and scratch at common room doors to be allowed entry. Weirdest of the strange historical facts, paws down.