This one (from the Bee) has popped up a couple of times over the past weeks and I don't think I've mentioned it:
PEOPLE have believed in the link between handwriting and personality throughout time, beginning with ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle.
Not sure if we've had this one from the Independent before:
The ancient Greeks thought truffles were made when lightning hit damp soil.
From USA Today (baths are obvious, but heating homes?):
The ancient Romans drew on hot springs for bathing and heating their homes.
The Denver Post:
Ancient Greeks believed that lettuce induced sleep, so they served it at the end of the meal. The Romans continued the custom, but Emperor Domitian (A.D. 81-96) served it at the beginning of his feasts, so he could torture his guests by forcing them to stay awake in his presence.
ABC News on epilepsy:
The ancient Romans also adhered to this idea, believing that people who experienced the episodes regularly were contagious -- forcing many with the condition to live solitary existences.
The Leader suggests:
In his dialogue “Republic,” Greek philosopher Plato wrote, “Necessity is the mother of invention.”
From the Daily Mail:
Plutarch, who was born within a century of Caesar's death, recorded of the Roman that: "He said he had no fear of those fat and long-haired fellows, but rather of those pale thin ones."
And I think we might have to start a feature called 'the editors are away' (or something) ... the Chesterfield Journal tells us:
From the days of the first Olympics in ancient Rome, wrestling has been a sport dominated by superior athletic and mental ability.
... what's even more scary is how long that item has been on the web without correction ...