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I have just watched a history programme on the Desert Rats and learned this little snippet.


The desert rat insignia was first stitched on to uniforms by nurses in Cairo.


There must be lots of little interesting facts about Egypt that don't come up in everyday chat.. Have you any to share?
 

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In ancient Egypt, women could participate in business ventures, own land, represent themselves in court and even become doctors.....:D
 

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Belly dance was not a dance of seduction, and wasn't done by harem girls for the sultan. It's a community folk dance with a rich and long history, done by both men and women during family celebrations and gatherings. The two-piece costume was invented by early Hollywood and adopted by Egyptian dancers in nightclubs to cater to Western tourists. The term belly dance was invented at the 1893 World's Fair by Sol Bloom because it sounded salacious, would attract scandalized Victorian patrons and sell a boatload of ticket
 

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Many of today's household objects were invented or used by the ancient Egyptians, including the lock and keys, combs, scissors, wigs, makeup, deodorants, toothbrush and toothpaste.
 
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