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    Quote Originally Posted by MrJones&Me View Post
    I had no idea it was a myth! Interesting... I came across so many stories that state it originated from the black plague theory.
    Kinda boring song now, lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amyd View Post
    Not so much an interesting fact but I am always astounded by the level of honesty in the book 'Black Beauty'. It openly talks of death and goes into reasonable detail about some of the painful procedures they used to inflict on horses.
    My DD was reading this for the first time last night! (A shortened version anyway). She called me into the room when she got up to the bit where Black Beauty says he sees a ginger horse dead on the back of a cart, and he says "I think it was Ginger, at least I hope it was". She was horrified and couldn't understand why he would say that about his friend, so I had to explain it to her. Poor horsies. That was my favourite book when I was little but it was so sad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LotusMum View Post
    Woops, sorry, I edited my comment. I stand by what I wrote though lol. In regards to the drugs, nope, also not true, although its not hard to believe it.
    What it was attributed to was a type of migraine that was named after Alice in Wonderland. Apparently it leads sufferes to feel disconnedted to their bodies, see auras, feel as though their size has changed and so on. Its pretty full on.
    Oh wow that's really interesting!

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    I've been reading Victorian-age books to my DD and I've found the same thing! I think it was due to the high infant mortality of the age. Most of the books mention the death of children, possibly because many children would have had a sibling or a friend die at some stage so it would have been a normal part of life.

    I had to give up reading The Water Babies to my daughter. I remembered it fondly from my childhood, but reading it now the first third of the book deals with how often the poor chimney sweep is beaten constantly by his master (as a humorous thing!) and then thinly-veiled allegories of children drowning and becoming water babies. It's so depressing!

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    I read the other day that in the original sleeping beauty the while the princess was in a coma she was raped by a king and woke while giving birth. There are more that I have heard but can't remember them but still that is kind of messed up.

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    http://listverse.com/2009/01/06/9-gr...-tale-origins/


    How true they all are I do not know but definitely makes an interesting read!


 

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