MINI BELIEVE IT OR NOT –
In Ancient Rome, wealthy women would buy vials of sweat and dirt scraped from the skin of famous gladiators and use it as a face cream.
- The vials were for sale outside the games
- The fat from the animals fighting in the arena was also sold
- The sweat was scraped from their bodies using a tool called a strigil
- Perfumes and cosmetics were reserved for women of status
“BIONs” – short for Believe It or Not – is the word we use at Ripley’s to refer to anything that is unbelievable and worthy to become part of Ripley’s lore and collection.
Not gonna lie, I’d buy gladiator sweat too. Am I the only person who thinks it’s hot?