1. Caligula had a love/hate relationship with Horses
Like me on Grand National weekend. His own horse Incitatus was treated lavishly, he had his own house and his own ivory manger. But he also poisoned his rivals’ horses in competitions so swings and roundabouts mate.
2. Caligula wasn’t known for his sportsmanship
During a mock fight he took out a real blade and stabbed a Gladiator in the neck who had purposely fallen to declare him a false victor. Tell you what though, he didn’t mess around did he, sounds like he won to me. Defend yourself at all times bro.
3. He liked to drink dissolved pearls
He liked to drink dissolved pearls and treat dinner guests to meals containing gold. Well, I say treated, wouldn’t go far on Come Dine With Me would he? Farting quid’s out the next day like a fruit machine. No thanks chief.
4. It was a capital offence to mention a goat in his presence
Caligula was a tall, slim and balding emperor who was known for being incredibly hairy, he was the subject of many jokes he was not a fan of. Any mention of goats in his presence would find you on the end of a beating with an iron stick and probably not worth it IMO.
5. He tried to seduce the Moon
Caligula was known for talking to Gods and once invited the moon into his bed for a night of passion.. His relationship with the Gods wasn’t always so smooth however, legend has it a thunderstorm once interrupted his ballet, he was so furious that he offered Jupiter (God of Thunder) a fight! Hardest fella going mate, to be fair; they did make him balding, skinny, hairy and a complete nutcase.