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Sorry, Scotland: Persians invented bagpipes.
The wars between Romans and Persians lasted about 721 years, the longest conflict in human history.
If the Ancient Persians decided something while drunk, they had a rule to reconsider it when sober. If they made a decision sober, they would reconsider it while drunk.
The Persians, fully aware of the reverence that Egyptians paid to their felines, rounded up as many cats as they could find and set them loose on the battlefield.
After defeating the Persians, Alexander The Great started dressing like them and took two Persian wives.