The first cloned dogs, six Canadian Labradors, started to work for South Korea's customs service as sniffers in 2009.
Tibetans drink tea made of salt and rancid yak butter. Tibetan women carry a special instrument with metal blades for cleaning their ears and picking their nose.
The ancient Egyptians slept on pillows made of stone.
In medieval Japan, a woman who was caught alone in a room with a man other than her husband was immediately put to death, even if the meeting was completely innocent.
In Elizabethan England the spoon was such a novelty, such a prized rarity, that people carried their own folding spoons to banquets.
In ancient Japan public contests were held to see who in a town could break wind loudest and longest. Winners were awarded many prizes and received great acclaim.
During the Middle Ages German men went to the barber to take a bath as well as to get a shave.