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Taxes

In the 12th century, the nobility often paid their taxes in the form of falcons.
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Nobles present at the 8th-century battle of Bravalla between Sweden and Denmark included Hothbrodd the Furious, Thorulf the Thick, Birvil the Pale, Roldar Toe-Joint, Vati the Doubter, Od the Englishman, Alf the Proud and Frosti Bowl.

QI Daily | 15 July 2017

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Objects of Desire

Tom Hanks collects 1940s typewriters and now has over 200. He keeps one by the phone to jot off notes to friends.

QI Daily | 14 July 2017

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The Pope

In the 9th and 10th centuries, many popes were elected in their early 20s and several were teenagers.
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Ancient Greece

In the democracy of Ancient Athens only 10% of the population had the vote.

QI Daily | 13 July 2017