When children complain show them this…

Interesting mix of facts and folklore!

Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog

Whoever said history was boring

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“They used to use urine to tan animal skins, so families used to all pee in a pot. Once a day it was taken and sold to the tannery.
If you had to do this to survive, you were ‘piss poor.’
But worse than that were the really poor folks who couldn’t even afford to buy a pot. They ‘didn’t have a pot to piss in’ and were considered the lowest of the low.”

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“Most people got married in June because they took their yearly bath in May, and they still smelled pretty good by June.
However, since they were starting to smell, brides carried a bouquet of flowers to hide the body odor.
Hence the custom today of carrying a bouquet when getting married.”

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“Baths consisted of a big tub filled with hot water.
The man of the house had the privilege of the…

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3 thoughts on “When children complain show them this…

      • After a good scrubbing with homemade soap and a good rinse, I reckon they would have the same smell as air dried sheets have now. I gave up corporate laundry detergents when I came to New Zealand and now my laundry smells like the natural vegetation in my neighborhood. It’s far better than artificial perfumes.

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