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    Fast Facts: Oct. 15

    In 1921, the archbishop of Paris declared dancing the tango a sin.

    In the 13th century, Europeans baptized children with beer.

    When medieval Europeans burned witches, the witches’ families had to pay for the firewood.

    King Henry VI banned kissing in England in 1439 because he thought it spread disease.

    Tablecloths originally served as big napkins. People wiped their hands and faces on them.

    Ancient Roman banquet halls had “”vomitoriums”” so people could keep eating after they were full.

    Colonial governor John Winthrop introduced the table fork to America in 1620.

    In the Middle Ages chicken soup was considered an aphrodisiac.

    In the 13th century, suits of armor weighed as much as 90 pounds.

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