17 Controversial Facts Your History Teacher Hid From You

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17 Controversial Facts Your History Teacher Hid From You

When it comes to the annals of history there's always going to be a few select details that are either omitted or used as mere footnotes. Sometimes you can't let the truth get in the way of a good it seems.

When you were studying history at school all you had was the book in front of you and your teacher's word to form your own opinion. It turns out though, there's more than a few occasions whereby you weren't being given access to the full story on account of a few controversial details or facts.

So what exactly were they and just how shocking might those stories have been?

Here's 17 controversial facts that were omitted in your history class, more than few might just surprise you.

1. Anne Frank Was Quite Horny

Anne Frank was very curious about her lady parts and discussed masturbation and menstruation quite a bit in her original writings.

2. Lusty Erotica Penned By A US President

U.S. President Warren Harding wrote over a thousand pages of erotic correspondence to his mistress of 15 years, Carrie Phillips.

3. A New Way Of Scaring Your Enemy

Some historians say that during the the Battle of Agincourt English archers marched (and possibly fought) with their pants around their ankles.

4. Come One Come All!

For hundreds of years, royal women in Europe gave birth in front of spectators.

5. I Came To Confess, Not Get Hit On

Confessional booths were built by the church not for privacy, but to prevent the priests from having sex with young women who came to confession.

6. The Secret Opulent Sex Chamber

Catherine the Great had a secret sex salon full of furniture decorated with dicks, spreadeagled legs, and female mouths giving head, all tastefully embellished with gold leaf.

7. Contraceptive Coins

Ancient Romans used a plant called Silphium as a natural contraceptive. It was so valuable that images of the plant (right) and its seed (left) were printed on silver coins.

8. The Advent Of Vintage Adult Entertainment

The first public screening of a projected motion picture occurred on December 28, 1895. In less than a year, the earliest pornographic movie - Le Coucher de la Mariée - was released.

9. Mozart Was A Bit Of A Deviant

Mozart wrote a canon called "Leck Mich im Arsch" which translates to "lick me in the ass." It was just one of several dirty pieces he wrote in his lifetime.

10. Gandhi Unusual 'Chastity Experiments'

Gandhi conducted bizarre "chastity experiments" during which young boys and girls bathed and slept together but were punished for any sexual talk or activity.

11. The Genevan Philosopher Who Loved To Be Spanked

Jean-Jacques Rousseau (a Genevan philosopher, writer, and composer of the 18th century) was so obsessed with the idea of being spanked that he was known for pulling his pants down in the road and chasing women around with his pale ass.

12. Resistance Fighters Using Laxatives Against The Nazi's

During the Nazi occupation of Norway, resistance fighters infiltrated sardine packing plants and filled the cans with croton oil, a very powerful laxative.

13. The Farm Is Not For Lovemaking

On September 7, 1642, Thomas Granger became the first sentenced to death in (what would become) the United States. His crime? "Buggery with a mare, a cow, two goats, two sheep, two calves, and a turkey."

14. The Flashing US President

At one point during his presidency, Lyndon B. Johnson met with a reporter who repeatedly asked him why American troops were in Vietnam. Frustrated, Johnson unzipped his pants, pulled out his "substantial organ" and shouted "This is why!"

15. A Pretty Good Reason Not To Steal Sheep

When Wales became a part of the UK, Welsh people noticed that the punishment having sex with a sheep (finger cut off) was less severe than stealing a sheep (hand cut off).

16. The King And His Mighty Mare

In Ireland, during the Iron Age, the inauguration ceremony of a new leader involved the High-King-to-be publicly engaging in copulation with a white mare, which was then eaten.

17. We Will Cure You With An Orgasm

A horny female was once considered to be suffering from "hysteria" and treatment consisted of a handjob by a medical doctor.

So there you go, consider yourself now informed! Can you think of any other r-rated historical facts have we missed?

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