A mother and her six children were accused of killing a five-year-old boy in Savigny, France in 1457. The mother and children were brought before a court to answer for their crimes. The mother was found guilty and sentenced to death by hanging, but her children were freed. Although the six children had blood on them, no one had witnessed them attacking the 5-year-old boy. It was a standard court case with villagers who had witnessed the crime, a defense attorney, prosecutors, and a judge. The only unusual thing was that the mother who was sentenced to death was a pig, and her six children were piglets.
A decade ago, gender reveal parties were unheard of. Now social media and even traditional media are filled with pregnant mothers and their husbands, all one-upping each other. There seems to be no limit to the outrageous ways people are using to reveal whether one’s baby will be a boy or a girl.
When office worker Laura Garzon visited a butcher’s shop in Bogota, she couldn’t believe her eyes. Standing behind the counter was her co-worker, Jorge Castro. But instead of wearing a suit and tie, he was wearing a bloodstained butcher’s apron and white cap.