Ah, a tale as old as time: The Smith and the Devil. Haven't heard of it? What if we told you that this European fairytale is way older than those Brothers Grimm classics from your childhood—around 7,000 years old. This classic tale hails from Asia Minor and has been told in more than 35 languages. Take that, Beauty and the Beast.
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In the original “Cinderella,” the step-sisters also saw off parts of their feet to attempt to fit into the glass slipper. 00:45
In the original “Snow White,” the step-mother is forced to put on hot-iron shoes at Snow White's wedding and dance until she dies. 01:18
In the original “Rapunzel,” the prince is forced to jump from the tower and gets his eyes gauged out by thorns upon landing. 02:27
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