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Tiramisu Was Once Prostitute’s Secret Weapon To Seduce Men

It was a real guilty pleasure.

Tiramisu is one famous dessert. It’s often a staple in cafes and restaurants inside and outside of its origin country of Italy. The delicate custard dessert is made of ladyfingers dipped in coffee and layered with a whipped mixture of eggs, sugar, mascarpone cream, and cocoa.

But this treat isn’t as sweet and innocent as it seems. Tiramisu has quite a checkered past, and it all began in the Italian town of Treviso.

According to historians, since the medieval times, Treviso has been known for its wild and passionate inhabitants.

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The town was a hot spot for sex, and it had a high concentration of pleasure houses or brothels (up until the government shut them down in 1958). Back then, the preferred dish in brothels was tiramisu. It was not served as a dessert but as the main course to clients and sex workers alike.

Tiramisu has been dubbed by some as history’s first Viagra.

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In local dialect, tiramisu means to “shake me up, bang me” or “pull it up.” The earlier version of the dessert was made with egg yolks and sugar. Savoiardi ladyfingers, mascarpone cream, and coffee were added later.

The idea at the brothels was to keep the action in the bedroom going and the money flowing, so the brothels made deals with local farmers to keep delivering fresh eggs each morning.

Many of the wives in Treviso knew what was happening inside the pleasure houses, but they decided to keep quiet.

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Back then, visiting brothels was a part of the local culture. It was a place where VIPs like bishops and priests mingled with politicians, ministers, and businessmen. Local historian Armando Trevisan told OZY:

“In Treviso, regularly visiting a brothel was a cool must, a status symbol.”

When the brothels were closed, the dessert survived and gained more popularity.

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A famous tavern in Treviso called Le Beccherie, which is still operational today, adopted the recipe and made it popular to the general public. According to Andrea Corletto, Le Beccherie’s manager:

This is where the legal, known history of tiramisu started. Here, ordinary people first tasted this delicacy, and we’re proud to defend and carry on the tradition.”

Art

Guy’s Epic Photoshopped Pics Shows Him Hanging Out With His Younger Self

The sky is definitely the limit if you are a Photoshop expert.

The sky is definitely the limit if you are a Photoshop expert. Some use the popular photo-editing software to troll people requesting for free photo enhancement favors, while others use it to get closer to world-famous celebrities.

And of course, there are also those who are like Conor Nickerson who use it for worthwhile, heartwarming personal projects. Apparently, the graphic artist and photographer took it upon himself to insert himself in his childhood pictures from 1997 to 2005.

So far, the results have been pretty epic and the internet has totally been blown away by his realistic output! The angles and lighting, in particular, are so convincing some might not realize that the photos were edited in the first place....

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Art

Artist Carves Insanely-Detailed Pop Culture Icons on Halloween Pumpkins

This guy’s Halloween pumpkin carvings are ridiculously mind-blowing!

Jack o lantern pumpkins are perhaps the most iconic symbol of Halloween. We see them displayed everywhere during the celebration plus most trick or treat baskets are designed that way as well.

However, there comes a time when you can get tired of carving that same scary face on a pumpkin every year. So you try to play around with different concepts just to shake things up and make things interesting.

If that’s your case, then you can probably steal some ideas from The Pumpkin Geek – if your skills are up to this level, that is!...

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History

12 Extremely Strange Practices Of Our Ancestors

They certainly didn’t like taking baths back then.

While history is undoubtedly fascinating, there are things about the past that are rather strange. Generations before us had their own beliefs. They possessed their own understanding of the world and how things worked, and they engaged in practices that to us may seem weird now but to them were just fine back then.

Below, we list just 12 of the strangest things our ancestors did. Which one stands out to you?

1. Using heroin to cure cough

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