Was Russian Empress Catherine the Great Killed by a Horse

Widespread rumors about Catherine engaging in aberrant sexual practices became a way of saying that Catherine herself was an aberration, a freak of nature.

Catherine the Great actually expired alone and of natural causes. On the morning of 5 November 1796, Catherine arose, drank coffee, and sat down to write. About three hours later her chamberlain, curious that he had not been summoned as usual, found her barely conscious on the floor of a closet adjacent to her bedroom. As her servant summoned help, Catherine lapsed into unconsciousness from which she never awakened and died the next day. An autopsy conducted the next day determined the cause of death to be a cerebral hemorrhage.

After her death , her enemies at court began spreading various rumors about Catherine’s final days. Some claimed that the all-powerful ruler had died while on the toilet. Others took their lurid storytelling even further, perpetuating a myth that has endured for centuries: that Catherine, whose lustful life was an open secret, had died while engaging in a sex act with an animal, usually believed to be a horse. Of course, there is no truth to this rumor.

Exactly when and where the story about Catherine’s death having been caused by a horse originated remains unknown, As one of her biographers wrote, the “implications of the horse story appear aimed at undercutting Catherine’s claims to greatness, by aggressively asserting that her primary motivation was unbridled sex, the excesses of which resulted in her monstrous death.”

History regards Catherine as a powerful ruler who saved Russia from almost certain invasion and annexation by her stronger neighbors. Under her, the country prospered, schools were established, laws enacted, wars fought and won. Yet to do all this, the former German princess had to first wrest control from her insane husband, which she did by staging a coup and declaring herself empress. While her success as a monarch lies at the heart of the various bestiality rumors circulated about her, so too does her overthrow of her husband, because both were viewed in her lifetime and beyond as unnatural — women of that era were held to be biologically inferior and thus incapable of leading nations with any success, and wives were put on this Earth to be subservient to husbands, not to dethrone them. (Remember, women of those times who killed their husbands were guilty not of murder but of petite treason, a legal term that makes it abundantly clear what the proper relationship between husband and wife was supposed to be.)

The Simpsons Offered O.J. Simpson a Cameo Role

The Simpsons Tried To Get OJ Simpson As A Guest Star

The animated series offered O.J. Simpson a cameo role in the episode where Homer becomes president of the nuclear power plant’s union and strikes to reinstate dental plans so Lisa can get braces.

“Ironically OJ Simpson airs on fox 25 years to the day after the episode we asked him to be in (pre-murders) and he turned down,” wrote Jean. Responding to a fan question, Jean further noted that “fortunately he passed and we got Dr. Joyce,” played by Dr. Joyce Brothers as herself on the news-show-within-the show Smartline.

Simpson did make an appearance on the animated comedy ten years after “Last Exit to Springfield” aired, in the episode “The Bart of War” but as the voice of Harry Shearer and not as himself.

Fans of Fox’s animated programming lineup might remember that Family Guy put O.J. Simpson through the wringer with the 2009 episode “The Juice is Loose,” in which Peter won the chance to play golf with Simpson, to the dismay of Quahog citizens. In that episode, the former football great was voiced by Mike Henry, and not by Simpson himself.

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If you think that men and women are similar, you may be very wrong

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1. According to Playboy, more women talk dirty during sex than men.

2. Women do NOT want an honest answer to the question, ‘How do I look?’

3. A Saudi Arabian woman can get a divorce if her husband doesn’t give her coffee.

4. It is illegal to be a prostitute in Siena, Italy, if your name is Mary.

5. Women do NOT want an honest answer to the question, ‘Is that girl good looking?’

6. The two highest IQ’s ever recorded (on a standard test) both belong to women.

7. Sex is more physical for men and more emotional for women.

8. It’s okay for women to dance with each other and not be gay, You don’t see straight men dancing together.

9. The first naked man women see is ‘Ken’.

10. Women are never wrong. Apologizing is the man’s responsibility.

11. When a woman answers, “I’m fine, ” after a
few seconds, she is not fine.

12. The average number of items in a typical woman’s bathroom is 437. A man would not be able to identify most of these items.

13. If a man goes on a seven-day trip, he’ll pack five days worth of clothes and will wear some things twice; if a woman goes on a seven-day trip she’ll pack 21 outfits because she doesn’t know what she’ll feel like wearing each day.

14. It’s cool to be a daddy’s girl. It’s sad to be a mommy’s boy.

15. Women can have partners that are years younger without being called dirty old perverts.