The truth will set you free, and freak you out
Giambologna’s statue of Neptune in Bologna, Italy.
Legend has it that Giambologna wanted to make Neptune’s wang bigger, but, naturally, the Church forbade him from doing so and even forced him to shrink it down so that it wouldn’t be “too sexy.”
In retaliation, he designed the statue so that, from a certain angle, the outstretched thumb of Neptune’s left hand seems to stick out from the lower abdomen, similar to an erect penis, and points menacingly at the nearby church. (Draiko)
That one of the single biggest problems on the Lewis and Clark expedition was that they ran out of mercury after using it to treat rampant STDs (mainly syphilis). In fact, they used so much of it, that some of their campsites (they had more than 600 in the journey) have been positively identified by literally measuring the mercury in the latrines they dug nearby.
Also, that York, Clark’s one slave he brought along on the trip, was SO exotic to many of the native tribes they passed, that many thought he was magical (and FAR more interesting than the two dozen white people around him). Many native women wanted to (and did) have sex with him and several chiefs apparently offered up their daughters to him for the night in hopes that he would impregnate them and leave some of his magic powers behind to bless the tribe.
Additionally, one chieftain thought he was a practical joke the white people were playing on the gullible natives by painting up one of their men. The chief even tried to rub the paint off before believing that was his real skin color. (nmrnmrnmr)
Mozart was very fond of scatalogical humor. He wrote several songs about pooping on people or just pooping in general, and he also sent some really filthy letters to his sister. (actuallycallie)
Mozart also was suspected of having Tourette’s syndrome. The region in the brain responsible for filtering thoughts is believed to be impaired in these individuals. Mozart also had numerous “tics” and OCD behaviors. (troutbum13)