โ—‹ In 1770, British Parliament banned lipstick, saying it had the power to seduce men into marriage, which was classified as witchcraft

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โ—‹ Witches really did "fly" on broomsticks, in a way: some ritual consisted into rub herbs on their foreheads, wrists, hands, and feet as well as on a staff that they would โ€œride.โ€ The friction of the stuff on the witches', uh, lady parts would absorb the ointment into their system and cause a floating sensationโ€”and their description of that feeling is what perpetuated the symbol of the witch flying on a broomstick

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โ—‹ Witchcraft was/is practiced by both women and men ๐Ÿง™โ€โ™‚๏ธ

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โ—‹ No solid evidence was required to convince a person of witchcraft. Appearances in a dream was enough to book a case against someone

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โ—‹ Most witches weren't burned at the stake. During the Salem Witch Trials, no one was burned; all of the accused that pled their cases and were found guilty during the Trials in 1692 were hanged.

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โ—‹ Pope Innocent VIII confirmed that witches existed in a papal bull saying "many people, heedless of their own salvation and forsaking the Catholic faith, give themselves over to devils male and female,โ€ and that they โ€œafflict and torture with dire pains and anguish, both internal and external, these men, women, cattle, flocks, herds, and animals, and hinder men from begetting and women from conceiving, and prevent all consummation of marriage"

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โ—‹ Witches probably didn't wear pointy hats!

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