Random Thursday

Time for more enlightening and eye-opening facts from That's a Fact Jack: A Collection of Utterly Useless Information [Updated] by Harry Bright and Jakob Anser!


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"In late-1600s Puritan society, a child over 16 convicted of cursing at a parent was sentenced to death. Being a stubborn or rebellious child also earned you a death sentence."

No. Friggin. Way! That's sooo crazy!! I probably be sentenced to death by the time I was 5 because I was a stubborn one! LOL!


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"The Puritans founded America's first college, bookstore, and newspaper."

Okay, maybe they weren't so bad (looks at the second item)! ;)


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"The Puritans brought beer to America. According to Mourt's Relation (1622), the Mayflower pilgrims settled at Plymouth because supplies, especially beer, were running low. Beer was a dietary mainstay on long voyages because, having been boiled, it was purer than water."

They just thought of everything! Not that I drink beer! I'm weird. I know! LOL!





 

5 comments:

  1. Hm... death sentence for rebellious children - and they weren't all that nice to lippy wives, either. Even if they were book-lovers, I'm guessing exactly WHICH books and WHO got to read them were very tightly controlled. Thank goodness I live now! Thank you for sharing this, Jessica:)

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  2. Wow! I am way too stubborn and sassy to have survived that as well. Maybe that's one reason they say the good die young. I'm not into beer either.

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  3. These facts are both fun and a little bit crazy!

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

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  4. I would've been dead many times over if I were to be sentenced to death every time I was stubborn or cussed! :D I don't drink beer either, but then again I don't drink because I'm underage!

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