During the Bubonic Plague, doctors wore these bird-like masks to avoid becoming sick. They would fill the beaks with spices and rose petals, so they wouldn’t have to smell the rotting bodies.
Too bad it completely did not work.
This is also where we got the term “rose colored glasses.” Doctors believed that the pink glass would protect them from contracting the Black Death.
Queen Elizabeth is first. As she should be. For everything.
Homegirl invented badass.
General Marquis de Lafayette gave President John Quincy Adams a pet alligator, who lived in a White House bathtub.