Why cutting off the tail off someone's horse used to be a huge insult

During the Middle Ages, horses were a symbol of wealth, power — and manliness. So, if you really, really, wanted to hurt a guy, you could hit him where it hurt the most — by cutting off his horse's tail. » 2/10/14 2:20pm 2/10/14 2:20pm

Archaeologists uncover Europe's oldest preserved human dissection

The recent discovery of a well-preserved dissected head dating back to the 1200s has shown that the middle ages weren't as anti-science as many scholars would have us believe. While it looks pretty horrific, this mummified head was a medieval science project — a dissection that wasn't simply meant to be gawked at and… » 3/06/13 12:43pm 3/06/13 12:43pm