Throughout history, many of our most common interests, aspirations, and even weaknesses as humans have remained the same. Studying history can be fascinating for educational purposes, but it’s just as interesting to see that our ancestors were as strange as we can be!

Not surprisingly, people’s minds have been the gutter pretty much since the dawn of time. Here, we’ve gathered 20 filthy historical facts that we guarantee you never learned in any high school history lesson!

1. It took a lot to kill Grigori Rasputin, one time friend of the Russian royal family, but after he was dead, his penis made the rounds through Europe. Rasputin’s 13-inch member was first severed and taken by a maid after his death, then traded between Parisian collectors for over 50 years, and finally ended up on display at Russia’s Museum of Erotica.