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An Arab woman without a veil will throw her skirt over her head rather than leave her face exposed.

Cleopatra had the floors of the royal apartment covered with a layer of rose petals for her first meeting with Mark Anthony.

A bookshop owner selling obscene books would not look inside the books because she did not like that sort of thing.

The rising price of cattle in an African nation was once caused by the high price of brides in heads of cattle.