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  1. Theodoros II
    Theodoros II at |

    I feel so lucky right now. I learned so many new things reading this. That was one GREAT list. Amazing effort, thank you Jim.

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  2. Brad
    Brad at |

    “…doctors’ offices actually had mechanical vibrators and water pulse treatment, intended to produced the desired orgasm. ”

    You might want to look further into that; it is generally acknowledged that doctors using vibrators and such on patients is an urban legend. The confusion comes from the fact those devices (explicitly made for a sexual purpose) could not be openly sold and were marketed as medical devices to the general public as well as to doctors by the manufactures as a way to skirt obscenity laws.

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  3. FMH
    FMH at |

    No, the “pair of leather scrolls” are not your lungs. I don’t know where you got that from. The “pair of leather scrolls” describes the way your throat and your tonsills look when you catch that disease: They develop a thick, brownish plaque that looks somehow leathery.

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  4. auto devis
    auto devis at |

    lol tail

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  5. CJB
    CJB at |

    In Spanish, “alba” means dawn. FYI

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    1. ParusMajor
      ParusMajor at |

      In Italian, too.

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  6. Jim Ciscell
    Jim Ciscell at |

    Thanks for your kind words! This one is actually observations I have collected over the years, having a degree in classics from college and just kind of researching.

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  7. Bethany
    Bethany at |

    Oh :c I’m not so sure it let my other comment through, because it had to v-word!

    Well, if it didn’t go through, I’d still like to say this was a great list! I was in need of a laugh and this list certainly delivered! (And it was also informative!)

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    1. TopTenz Master
      TopTenz Master at |

      We approved it. Sorry for the delay. Unfortunately we have to hold many comments back until we do a manual check.

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  8. Bethany
    Bethany at |

    “Imagine being a member of the Roman cavalry, riding into battle with your vagina flapping against your hips.”

    That’s got to be the most hilarious sentence I’ve read in ages! Thank you, I really need a laugh!

    And great list, I had no idea about a lot of these!

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    1. sandel712
      sandel712 at |

      “Imagine being a member of the Roman cavalry, riding into battle with your vagina flapping against your hips.”

      Well.. that’s exactly what you’ll find in German…

      The german word “Scheide” means.
      a. vagina and
      b. a sheath for a sword

      just imagine… 😉

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      1. TopTenz Master
        TopTenz Master at |

        Find more cool words in German: http://www.toptenz.net/top-10-german-words.php

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        1. sandel712
          sandel712 at |

          already put my two cents in there, thank you 😀

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