Like many women, I’m hooked on televisions show about infidelity. What else is more entertaining that hearing about the disasters of other people’s relationships? But no matter how ridiculous the stories are, there was a point in history where adultery was not tolerated. The Greeks, for instance, developed a fascinating punishment for any man caught committing adultery. Was it cutting off his manhood? Or branding him a man-whore with a red hot iron? Nope, it was sticking a root vegetable up his butt where the sun don’t shine.
Just to clarify, a root vegetable is anything that comes from under the ground like a carrot, corn (ow!), or a potato. So getting punished for adultery can happen in pretty much any Greek’s backyard, and you better believe there weren’t any bottles of KY Jelly lying around.