Ripley's Believe It or Not by Ripley’s Believe It or Not! for January 13, 2014
Singing competitions for caged pet birds attract thousands of owners across southern Asia. The word dunces originally referred to the followers of the 13th century Scottish philosopher Duns Scotus- who was not a dunce! Is that all?! An ancient Roman punishment was to be whipped and thrown into a river in a bag with a viper, a dog, a rooster and a monkey.
“Is that all”….WHY this odd collection of animals ? Was each supposed to do something specific or had some odd purpose? I would suspect everything in the bag would be looking to escape the bag as a prerequisite.