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Sunday, 22 June 2014

Condom

To protect themselves from STDs, the Ancient Egyptians used cobra skins molted to form condoms.

In ancient Japan, condoms were made from tortoise shells or animal horns.

The 16th-century Italian gynaecologist Gabriele Falloppio advocated the use of condom use to prevent the spread of disease. Fallopia claimed to have tested it on 1100 men, none of whom became infected.

The oldest condoms ever found date back to the 1640s (they were found in a cesspit at Dudley Castle) and were made from animal and fish guts.

The Italian Giacomo Casanova (1725-1798), described his experience with condoms which he named 'English overcoats'. By Casanova's time, condoms were made from sheep, calf or goat intestine, or fish skin. They were hand sewn and relatively expensive.

During the Gulf War, the British shipped 500,000 camouflage condoms to troops in Saudi Arabia—to protect their guns from filling with sand.

In March 2010, the Swiss government announced that it was planning to promote smaller condoms intended for boys of 12–14 years old following concern about the pregnancy rate among adolescent girls, and also about the potential spread of AIDS among this age group.


The Ramses brand condom is named after the great Pharaoh Ramses II who fathered over 160 children.

The term "scumbag" originally meant "condom."

In 2008, Carl Mosca Dionisio strung together 18,500 latex condoms and used them to bungee jump from a 100-foot tower.

Nearly 96% of high schools in France have condom vending machines.

Source History World

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