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Fun Fact April 24, 2020.

24 April 2020

As we all remain in stay at home mode, here is something to think about, especially for us guys.  In the 16th Century, Turkish women could initiate a divorce if their husbands didn’t pour coffee for them.

The Turkish love for coffee began in 1555 when it was introduced in Constantinople, present day Istanbul, and began the culture of coffee houses in the country.  The coffee-shop culture made the coffee houses social centers where men would conduct their gatherings and spend time conversing over coffee.  It got so intertwined into the Turkish culture that men would actually consider the possibility of a woman to be their potential wife by how well she could brew coffee. Although coffee’s real hold over their society can be marked by the fact that without it there is a very real and understandable grounds for divorce and no, not for men, this law was in the favor of the women of the country. The otherwise strict women rights in Turkey saw a sudden hike when this law came to exist. According to the law, if the husband failed to provide his wife with something as obvious and necessary, the woman could divorce him.  So, honey would like cream and sugar?

Fun Fact April 24, 2020.