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1. Kaiser Fleisch (means ‘flesh of the German emperor’) is a favourite Austrian delicacy, consisting of lightly-smoked lean pork. But how did it get its name?

2. During the Black Death of 1347-48, the Pope consecrated the river Rhone at Avignon in Southern France. Why?

3. What is superfecundation?

4. This was known as ‘English Frockcoat’ and made from blind gut (caecum) of lamb. This was washed, dried, and made pliable by treatment with almond oil. Other materials used for the same purpose were: carefully shaped linen, and pig-gut.  What?

5. In the 1940's, Dr. Walter J. Freeman began prescribing, in widespread fashion, a cure for homosexuality. He "cured", to an arguable degree of success, mostly institutionalized patients. By 1955, more than 19,000 American "deviants" had received this treatment. What was the "cure"?

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