Tying tin cans to the newlyweds' getaway car was said to ward off evil spirits ©
It has nothing to do with bees, unfortunately
Tutankhamun ruled in the 18th Dynasty, from c1332-23 BC © Getty
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Oh I do like to be beside the sea side...
 Detail from Très Riches Heures du Duc de Berry (The Very Rich Hours of the Duke
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Pathologist Thomas Harvey (1912–2007) holds the brain of Albert Einstein in a ja
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Welsh fan holding leek while celebrating winning a rugby match.
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