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    Fast Facts: Sept. 1

    In addition to human sacrifices, the Aztecs also offered the gods tamales.

    In the 1500s England’s Queen Elizabeth I outlawed wife beating after 10 p.m.

    In the Middle Ages, having ants in the house was a sign of good luck.

    Only pharaohs were allowed to eat mushrooms in ancient Egypt.

    The Chinese used to scatter firecrackers around the house as fire alarms.

    The low man on a totem pole is the most important man in the tribe.

    In medieval England, jurors weren’t fed until they reached a decision.

    The first kitchen utensils were the ladle and the apple corer, in that order.

    In England in 1558, beards were taxed according to their length.

    When a cat died in ancient Egypt, its owners shaved off their eyebrows as a sign of mourning.

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