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Stocks and Pillories

The pillory was abolished in the UK in 1837.
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Mongolia

A popular game in the countryside is ‘Shagaa’, in which participants flick sheep anklebones at a target a couple of feet away.

QI Daily | 8 September 2017

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Jamaica

For decades, the future site of Jamaica's capital Kingston was used for rearing pigs, and known as Hog Crawle.
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Luxury

The ancient Romans considered apples a luxury fruit, superior to figs.

QI Daily | 7 September 2017

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Babies

Weight for weight, a four-month-old baby needs three times more energy than a 30-year-old.
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Woodlice

A baby woodlouse is called a ‘manca’ (from Latin mancus, incomplete).