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Who Invented The Middle Finger Salute?

In History, India on May 17, 2010 at 7:20 am

The Romans. No surprise there. And this is why Mental Floss is mandatory daily reading around here.

And the lunatic emperor Caligula — famed for such crimes as wearing women’s clothes and murdering indiscriminately — was said to have habitually offered his digitus infamis to be kissed by his enemies, just to flaunt his imperial disdain. (Full post at Mental Floss)

Hey, it’s a Monday. We’re trying to begin the week on a positive note.

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