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Prostitues Through Time. It has been said that prostitution is the world’s oldest profession. Which is of course impossible, because that would make it the world’s first profession. And if that were true, prostitution at one point would have had to have been, the only profession. Ridiculous! I ain’t no anthrohistory scientist, but even I know that wombat testicle polishers were around way before the street walkers. That being said, sex for payment has been around through long, hard times. Hetaera Solon, an Athenian statesman, lawmaker and poet, established the first brothel in Athens in the 6th century BC.

Meretix In ancient Rome, while the food and hospitality industry provided many women who were slaves or of lower classes with some income for their families, prostitution is where the real money was at; economically speaking, not much has changed since then. Life with a gas mask. THEOI GREEK MYTHOLOGY, Exploring Mythology & the Greek Gods in Classical Literature & Art. Google Earth Community - Forums powered by UBB.threadsThe 10 Most Puzzling Ancient Artifacts. The Bible tells us that God created Adam and Eve just a few thousand years ago, by some fundamentalist interpretations.

The 10 Most Puzzling Ancient Artifacts

Science informs us that this is mere fiction and that man is a few million years old, and that civilization just tens of thousands of years old. Could it be, however, that conventional science is just as mistaken as the Bible stories? There is a great deal of archeological evidence that the history of life on earth might be far different than what current geological and anthropological texts tell us. Consider these astonishing finds: Antique Maps, Old maps, Vintage Maps, Antique Atlases, Old Atlases. The History of the Universe in 200 Words or Less. Quantum fluctuation.

The History of the Universe in 200 Words or Less

Inflation. Expansion. Strong nuclear interaction. Particle-antiparticle annihilation. Deuterium and helium production. Copyright 1996-1997 by Eric Schulman. Academy for Ancient Texts. Ancient texts library. THE LIE OF THE CENTURY. The 6 Worst Jobs Ever (Were Done by Children) You've probably heard somebody use the term "whipping boy" to mean "scapegoat" or a guy who repeatedly takes the punishment for somebody else's screw-up.

The 6 Worst Jobs Ever (Were Done by Children)

But once again, a term that serves as a ridiculous mental image in today's society was real life in the Middle Ages. It was an odd time. Being born in medieval Europe was like playing the world's worst game of womb-roulette. That's just like Russian roulette, if you replaced the bullet with a life of poverty and pestilence--and instead of only one guy at the table getting hit, you all did. Surprise! "He's trying to blow out the flames. Unless you were popped out by a queen and had a penis. 6 Famous Unsolved Mysteries (That Have Totally Been Solved) One of our favorite pastimes here at Cracked is sucking the mystery out of life like the cream out of a Twinkie, leaving only the bland, dry sponge cake of reality behind.

6 Famous Unsolved Mysteries (That Have Totally Been Solved)

To that end, we've decided to list the often mundane solutions to some of the world's most enduring mysteries, and once again, you're welcome. The disappearance of Amelia Earhart is probably the most well-known mystery in the world that doesn't involve Tom Hanks looking for clues in old paintings. In 1936, Earhart planned to reserve herself a page in the record books by flying around the world; a 29,000-mile journey. On the last 7,000-mile leg of her second attempt in 1937, she disappeared after giving her last radio transmission.

Top 10 People Who Committed Suicide In Public - Top 10 Lists. Weird Stuff Christmas Competition: 2nd Place.

Top 10 People Who Committed Suicide In Public - Top 10 Lists

Congratulations to Samehrocks for this great (albeit macabre) list – he has won the second prize of a 1GB Apple iPod shuffle valued at $79! 10. Romas Kalanta Romas Kalanta (February 22, 1953 – May 14, 1972) is considered a national hero of Lithuania, and is the subject of several books. Top 10 Declassified Secrets - Top 10 Lists. Politics [WARNING: this list contains images that may offend] This is a list of secret projects that have since been found to be true in light of released (either officially, or unofficially) documents.

Top 10 Declassified Secrets - Top 10 Lists

The 10 Most Insane Medical Practices in History.'s new book is now on sale. What follows is one of 22 classic articles that appear in the book, along with 18 new articles that you can't read anywhere else. Have you ever been left with the impression after a thorough poking, prodding and testicular cupping at the doctor's office that perhaps they don't always know what's best? The thought is usually pushed from your mind, after all these people had to go through years of school and thousands of dollars of their wealthy parents' money to get where they are!

If you can't trust them about your health, who can you trust? Top 10 Most Overlooked Mysteries in History - Top 10 Lists. Mysteries Over the last few months we have gone through 30 of the worlds greatest mysteries but what we haven’t covered are ancient mysteries.

Top 10 Most Overlooked Mysteries in History - Top 10 Lists

This list aims to put that right! Here are ten great unsolved mysteries of science. The Finger Test to Check the Doneness of Meat. Top 10 Mysterious People - Top 10 Lists. Mysteries Over the centuries, history is filled with wonderful tales of mysterious people – many of whom are never identified.

Top 10 Mysterious People - Top 10 Lists

This list is a selection of the most significant or mysterious people of this variety. As usual, if you know of other fascinating people that would suit a similar follow up list, be sure to tell us in the comments. Monsieur Chouchani (died 1968) is the nickname of an anonymous and mysterious Jewish teacher who taught a number of highly regarded students including Emmanual Levinas (pictured above) and Elie Wiesel in Europe after World War II. Very little is known about Chouchani, including his real name. There is no known body of work by Chouchani himself, but he left a very strong intellectual legacy via his students. 10 Bizarre Conspiracy Theories. If ex-BBC presenter turned conspiracy theorist and science fiction writer David Icke is to be believed, the world is run not by the illuminate or aliens, but by lizard people from beneath the earth.

10 Bizarre Conspiracy Theories

The British Royal family, the Bush family and other powerful persons are lizards in disguise, working together to achieve absolute power over the world of men. These lizards come from beneath the surface of the earth, which is supposedly completely hollow and lit by a central ‘second sun’. For thousands of years they posed as gods, explaining the fixation that many ancient cultures had with lizards, but they have since modified their approach to human domination and taken key roles in political parties, the media and other organizations we just love to hate. So how do we tell if somebody is one of the lizard people or not? Apparently it’s all in their eyes, as is the only evidence for this insane theory.

Link. Hillman Wonders of the World. How to See the World: Art of Travel; European and World Backpacking; On $25 a Day or Less. Welcome, Voyager Presents How to See the WorldArt of Travel;European and World Backpacking;On $25 a Day or Less;Read This BookCopyright © John Gregory 2009 Here in 25 chapters, 100,000 words, and 120 illustrations is How to See the World.

How to See the World: Art of Travel; European and World Backpacking; On $25 a Day or Less

Written by an independent traveler of 35 countries via eight economical tours, this complete online guide has tips, commentary, and humor for travelers of every kind. It contains no advertising or commercial contracts. Table of Contents Part One: Art of Travel. Tribute to James Camerons &The abyss& - Howd They Do That? Early 1900s in Colour - All around the world. All around the world - Franny Wentzel - Thursday, May 6th, 2010 : goo [previous] :: [next] In the early part of the 20th century French-Jewish capitalist Albert Kahn set about to collect a photographic record of the world, the images were held in an 'Archive of the Planet'. Before the 1929 stock market crash he was able to amass a collection of 180,000 metres of b/w film and more than 72,000 autochrome plates, the first industrial process for true colour photography Autochrome was the first industrial process for true colour photography. A few photos from the collection. Portraits. Cure writers block with writing prompts - writing tips character name generator. TANGRAM - The oldest chinese puzzle.