Monday, 16 May 2022

FACTS BECAUSE IT IS MONDAY

 

Good morning all here we are at another Monday so here are some facts.


Two hundred years ago pregnant women in France were told to look at nice things in order to have pretty babies.


They were also expected to dwell on lovely thoughts and to read slushy books with happy endings. Also to avoid looking at bears and other zoo animals at all costs.


In the 1600's a hospital in Louvain, France they refused to hire ugly doctors just in case it caused an ugly baby.


In the 1600's anyone in Turkey caught drinking coffee was condemned to death by law.


Once in China the Beijing Duck Restaurant could seat 9,000 people at one time.

7 comments:

Margaret D said...

Goodness me, we have come a long way since those times..

Kea said...

The discovery of how genetics works certainly was a good thing! LOL. I wonder if, in several hundred years (if humans survive), they'll look back and think we had strange ideas in the 20 - 21st centuries!

Nancy Chan said...

I have heard of pregnant women being told to look at pictures of beautiful babies and to drink milk or soya milk to get fair beautiful babies.

Jo-Anne's Ramblings said...

Margaret.......That we have

Kea......Oh yeah I expect some will think we had strange believes

Nancy........If only doing such things would work

CWMartin said...

Let's see, Gregor Mendel was in what, the 1400's or 1500's and deduced genetics? And yet we have France....

Debby said...

Thank goodness we no longer have to worry about such things.

Jo-Anne's Ramblings said...

Chris...........Yeah

Debby..........Agreed

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