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third-round-charm:

distraction:

Not many people know the stereotypical heart shape was meant to be two hearts fused together

Hey there. History nerd here… not many people know this “fact” because it’s not true. The universal heart shape we recognize today has nothing to do with the heart, actually. It has to do with early Roman birth control.The Romans used a plant called silphium to prevent pregnancy. It was so effective that it became a critical part of Rome’s economy and daily life. It was literally so important to their culture that the image of it’s seed were even imprinted on currency. It’s the exact shape of the heart we know today, and this is the first time it’s visage was ever recorded in history. It was so important to them, and so highly prized that they actually drove the plant into extinction by over harvesting it for use. This shape was so ingrained in their society’s conscious as a symbol of sexual liberation that it became associated with all aspects of intimacy, eg. sex, unity, and love.TL;DR: It’s not two hearts sewn together. It’s an ancient plant that Romans used to have gratuitous amounts of sex before condoms were around.

third-round-charm:

distraction:

Not many people know the stereotypical heart shape was meant to be two hearts fused together


Hey there. History nerd here… not many people know this “fact” because it’s not true. The universal heart shape we recognize today has nothing to do with the heart, actually. It has to do with early Roman birth control.

The Romans used a plant called silphium to prevent pregnancy. It was so effective that it became a critical part of Rome’s economy and daily life. It was literally so important to their culture that the image of it’s seed were even imprinted on currency.

It’s the exact shape of the heart we know today, and this is the first time it’s visage was ever recorded in history. It was so important to them, and so highly prized that they actually drove the plant into extinction by over harvesting it for use.

This shape was so ingrained in their society’s conscious as a symbol of sexual liberation that it became associated with all aspects of intimacy, eg. sex, unity, and love.

TL;DR:
It’s not two hearts sewn together. It’s an ancient plant that Romans used to have gratuitous amounts of sex before condoms were around.

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  • America:

    What is your favourite place to eat?

  • Australia:

    Do you have any quirks when speaking?

  • Austria:

    What kind of person do you wish to be?

  • Belarus:

    Is there anyone you love? Family, friends, romantic interest?

  • Belgium:

    What do you think of your siblings?

  • Botswana:

    Do you like to sing? Why or why not?

  • Bulgaria:

    Who do you consider close to you?

  • Cameroon:

    Describe your culture.

  • Canada:

    Favourite wintertime activity?

  • China:

    What was the best moment of your life?

  • Cuba:

    What sort of grudges do you hold if any?

  • Cyprus:

    What hands-on activities do you like (drawing, carving, building, etc.)?

  • Denmark:

    Do you wish for something of your past?

  • Egypt:

    Do you stand up for what you believe in? How?

  • England:

    Are you controlling?

  • Estonia:

    Do you think people often misunderstand you?

  • Finland:

    What do you prefer, kindness, sternness, or apathy?

  • France:

    How do you show love for those you care for?

  • Germania:

    What is the hardest thing you have ever had to do?

  • Germany:

    Do you have a hard time forgiving yourself?

  • Ghana:

    What is your favourite sport?

  • Greece:

    Do you let other help you when in need?

  • Hungary:

    Who is the person you trust most?

  • Hutt River:

    What is the most memorable dream or nightmare you have had?

  • Hong Kong:

    Do you fear death?

  • Iceland:

    Do you hide your real personality? Why?

  • India:

    How important is family to you?

  • Japan:

    Tell us a secret about yourself.

  • Kenya:

    What is your favourite wild animal?

  • Korea:

    What is one thing you accomplished by yourself?

  • Kugelmugel:

    Is there anyone you have a love-hate relationship with?

  • Latvia:

    Do you believe you are brave?

  • Ladonia:

    What is the internet site you visit most often?

  • Liechtenstein:

    How do people underestimate you most often?

  • Lithuania:

    Do you desire power?

  • Macau:

    What is your favourite festival or celebration?

  • Molossia:

    Do you consider yourself strong?

  • Monaco:

    Do you think you are a lucky person?

  • New Zealand:

    Would you rather be an elf, dwarf, Hobbit, or wizard?

  • North Italy:

    What is your least favourite part of your personality?

  • Norway:

    What was the most disappointing time in your life?

  • Netherlands:

    Most generous thing someone has done for you?

  • Poland:

    Hardest thing you have gone through?

  • Prussia:

    Would you prefer to live forever or die alone?

  • Roman Empire:

    How would you like to be remembered?

  • Romania:

    What is something you are very ashamed of?

  • Russia:

    Have you ever suffered from low self esteem? Do you still?

  • Sealand:

    Who is your best friend?

  • Seborga:

    What is your favourite beverage?

  • Seychelles:

    How do you handle people being rude to you?

  • South Italy:

    What is your favourite part of your personality?

  • Spain:

    What would you tell to the person or people you hurt most if you had a second chance?

  • Sweden:

    Are you a leader, follower, or independent?

  • Switzerland:

    Would you consider yourself evil, good, or neutral?

  • Thailand:

    How good is your poker face?

  • Tibet:

    What do you value most?

  • Taiwan:

    What do you think of the people or person who raised you?

  • Turkey:

    Would you ever want children?

  • Uganda:

    How would you like others to see you?

  • Ukraine:

    What is one thing that has made you stronger in life?

  • Vietnam:

    What is something you are proud of about yourself?

  • Yemen:

    What kind of art do you like?

  • Zimbabwe:

    Who is your favourite character from any folklore?

  • oh, oh, pretty please, amuse me. :

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Palace of the Winds in Jaipur, India

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I get drunk on dreams and choke on real life.

dutchster:

when i see a clothing item i like and check the price tag

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apoosur:

When my otp has a near kiss experience I have a near death experience

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Just a random assortment of things I like ranging from Books to Fashion.