1. In 1726 an English woman named Mary Toft gave birth to rabbits.
Mary Toft was the woman that gave birth to rabbits. Or at least she tricked everyone into believing so.
You might think that people had better things to do back in the 18th century than play medical hoaxes. You should guess again. Mary created one of the most exciting stories of her time, one that reached even King George I.
What was most astounding is that the prank fooled many reputed surgeons of the time. It is enough to look in the archives. The story was the equivalent of today’s “viral” content.
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