TIL that the Spanish Inquisition lasted 356 years, more than 100 years longer than the United States has been an...


TIL that the Spanish Inquisition lasted 356 years, more than 100 years longer than the United States has been an independent nation (241)



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  • I didn’t expect that!

  • Another unexpected fact about the inquisition: it was very humane (for the time). There are reports of people committing blasphemy in the court room so that they will be tried and sentenced under the inquisition rather than secular courts. They also executed very few people, only 3-5k over their entire existence.

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  • The Inquisition! What a show!

    I know you’re wishin, that we’d go away…

    But the Inquisition’s here and it’s here to stay!

  • Nobody expects the Spanish inquisition… to last that long.

  • Yeah…. but WE invented the *comfy chair*

  • Tons of gold for you -Hey!

    Tons of gold for me -Hey!

    Tons of gold for we -Hey!

    One more roll!

  • Portuguese Inquisition was also longer than the current existence of USA, 285 years.

  • [Obligatory YouTube video](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ)

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