When children complain show them this…

Another good one from Mr. Ape.

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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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11 thoughts on “When children complain show them this…

  1. Did you ever read Whose Names Are Unknown by Sonora Babb. It covers much the same material as John Steinbeck’s Grapes of Wrath and is a wonderful book. Rumor is, John Steinbeck saw her research when he was researching his book and beat her ito publication. She lost her deal because there wasn’t room for both. Her contract was cancelled.

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