Ripley's Believe It or Not by Ripley’s Believe It or Not! for December 01, 2014
The Day of Drunkenness was an ancient Egyptian annual festival celebrating grape vines and their harvest. Sailors traditionally had a pig and a rooster tattooed on either but because these animals often survived shipwrecks- possibly because they were kept in buoyant wooden crates. Henry III of France (1551-1589) had 2000 lapdogs and regularly wore puppies around his neck and a basket.