Personal Hygiene in the 18th Century

This list looks at rather unfortunate parts of Western history in the 18th century.
Personal Hygiene

Today we place high value on personal hygiene but back in the day people could go from cradle to grave without ever immersing themselves in water.

Many people believed that bathing was unhealthy and that soaking in water, especially hot water, would let disease enter the body.

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With a reputation, You and Advertising

Advertising… bad to lying…

While most people know that banner ads from companies you’ve never heard of that promise to melt away “20 pounds in a week, no exercise required!” should be taken with a grain of salt, some huge and highly respected brands are also guilty of telling their consumers major lies to make sales.
You’d have to be pretty dumb to believe some of them.

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