1. Gladiator Blood
When a woman in ancient Rome was having trouble having a child, the doctor would prescribe gladiator blood to increase fertility. Gladiator Blood was used for a number of other medical problems in ancient Rome.
2. No Toilet Paper No Problem
At the start of The Antonine Plague of 165 there was no panic buying bog roll by the Romans. The ancient Romans used a wet sponge on a stick and running water in the public restrooms.
3. Roman Lie detector
The Mouth of Truth is an ancient marble sculpture, reminiscent of a human face. A man would put his hand in it’s mouth and if he were to tell a lie his hand would be bitten off. Scouse girls would be marching their fellas thereafter after every night out if they had one in town.
4. Roman Toothpaste
The Romans sometimes used powdered mouse brains as toothpaste!
5. Toilets Regularly Exploded
The non-existent hygiene resulted in excessive amounts of methane in the underground sewer system, which would occasionally ignite and literally blow people off the toilet.