Ancient times are very fascinating, especially when it comes to the Greeks. Between the years 800 B.C. and 146 B.C., the Greeks made advances in art, poetry, medicine, and technology. But there was a less glamorous side of Greek life. From using stones to clean themselves to their unconventional birth control methods, these are 10 most crazy things the ancient Greeks did.
One of the wackiest things the Greeks are known for is their medical practices. A physician named Hippocrates was well-known for his alternative way of diagnosing his patients. He wasn’t opposed to tasting their earwax and sampling their bodily fluids in order to find the best treatment options!
Sports and competitions were a big part of Greek culture, and the athletes were worshipped by onlookers. Make sure to watch our video to see the very strange habit of bottling athletes’ sweat following their competitions. We’ll also be telling a story about one competitor who took his last breath just as he was announced as the winner of a brutal competition.
We’ll also be telling you the one unique feature that was deemed as very attractive for the women of this era. Here’s a hint: it has to do with their eyebrows. If you’d like to see even more crazy things the ancient Greeks did, including their secret to lighter skin, Pythagoras’ warning about fava beans, and the truth behind Milo of Croton’s strength, make sure to watch our video! Let us know in the comments which of these facts shocked you the most.