MASHED MICE AND MORE

History Revealed - - TOP TEN -

Peo­ple of the past had a rather cruel way of mak­ing use of the other crea­tures that lived along­side them. Dur­ing the Tu­dor pe­riod, wear­ing a don­key skin was be­lieved to be a cure for rheuma­tism – as long as all the sore joints were cov­ered – and the An­cient Egyp­tians would make a paste con­tain­ing mashed-up mouse as a rem­edy for toothache. Moles’ feet were worn as amulets in some parts of 17th and 18th-cen­tury Eng­land

to re­lieve cramp.

Moles’ feet are an old rem­edy – Pliny wrote about them in the first cen­tury BC

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