Haven’t cleaned your apartment in a while? Haven't done your laundry in weeks? There’s a strange funk coming from your fridge? Don’t sweat it. Humans have come a long way when it comes to hygiene. Here are some disgusting hygiene practices from the past that will make you feel better about your messy life.
You wake up in the middle of the night and you need to pee, so what do you do? You go pee. Makes sense, right? Well, people used to stay in bed and pee in pots and then put the pot under their bed until the next morning. They did the same for going #2. Gross.
Nowadays, when we have a toothache, we take some Tylenol or go to the dentist if it’s bad enough to see what the issue is. Back in the day, they just yanked it right out at the first sign of discomfort.
There used to be a job position titled, 'The King’s Butt Wiper.' I'm kidding. The position was called the “Groom of the King’s Close Stool.” It was not only a job, but it was a highly respected job. I don’t think I would hit submit for that one.
In the 1800’s, some women would make homemade pads out of moss, wool or lint, and others would just ride it out. It was totally normal for women to just bleed right into their clothes. Thank god for tampons!
Men were told to mix potassium salts and chicken droppings and then apply the mixture to the balding areas. If you wanted to remove hair from any part of your body, you could use a paste made of eggs, vinegar and cat dung.
So you may feel like your apartment is a mess or that your eyebrows are out of control, but it looks like you have it pretty together compared to what people did in the past. Much respect to the women that were using moss for pads. I’ll never complain about having my period again.