William the Conqueror’s body exploded at his funeral. He’d died due to an intestinal infection from his horse rearing and throwing him against his saddle pommel. At his funeral, as his too large body was being forced into a too small coffin, his abdomen burst. Mourners ran to escape the stench. history.com/news/10-thing…
The pommel horse that is used in modern day gymnastics routines was originally developed centuries ago as a means for soldiers to practice mounting and dismounting a horse. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pom…
Gymnastics on a horse is a competitive sport youtube.com/watch?v=3Rp0x…

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