In Germany, people who lived during the Middle Ages thought that shirts made by girls under the age of 7 would bring good luck. Similarly, a shirt made by a 5-year-old girl and worn to court would ensure the judge would rule in your favor.
The idea that babies can feel pain is a relatively recent one.
During the Middle Ages, many people believed that babies had no ability to feel pain. As a result, surgeries were sometimes performed on infants without the use of any anesthesia.
I do believe in spooks!
People living during the Medieval centuries had a healthy fear of the supernatural. It was thought that if you heard bells, the sound signaled that a ghostly huntsman was coming for you. Your best bet was to lie down on the ground and hope he’d pass you over.
That's not quite how it works...
They also believed that a man’s sperm cells contained a fully-formed human inside them. It was just the woman’s job to act as an incubator and grow the tiny person to full size.
Not quite, guys.
Typo? Blame it on the devil.
Back when monks had to copy everything over by hand, a spelling mistake was a huge deal. It’s not like they could hit the backspace key. Instead, they invented a patron demon of scribes known as Titivillus. Any time they came across a mistake, they would blame it on him instead of the monk.
Speaking of the devil, have you ever heard of the Devil’s Bible?…