Category Archives: 6th Century

Historical Facts from 0501 to 0600 CE

February 16, 600 AD

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 600 AD Pope Gregory the Great decreed that when a person sneezed, the only correct response was to say “God Bless You” as quickly as possible. This was to keep the sneezer’s soul from … Continue reading

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August 26, 580 CE

On THIS DATE IN TWISTED-HISTORY! in 580 AD, the Chinese invented toilet paper. Up until that time wet sponges (the Romans), the odd shaped leaf, re-washable cloths, and the occasional startled cat or wandering sheep was used. It is also … Continue reading

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August 22, 564 CE

On THIS DATE IN TWISTED-HISTORY in 564 AD, Saint Columba, an Irish Christian missionary, reported seeing and battling a ferocious water monster in the River Ness and banished it to the depths of the river. The next confirmed sighting of … Continue reading

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