Insane Vintage Health Tips That People Actually Practiced

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It’s common knowledge that people in the Middle Ages didn’t have access to the type of healthcare that we do today, but you won’t believe the extreme lengths they went to to cure illnesses. Most of the answers are too gross to be true…

Sharing Bathwater With The Town

Because most households did not have access to large amounts of water in the Middle Ages, bathhouses were used for public bathing to conserve water and guarantee everyone in town had access to it. The downside – the water was filthy because of all the bodies that soaked in it. If anything, public bathing was counterproductive.

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Denture Teeth Belonged To WHO?

The English aristocracy were suffering from a combination of lots of sugar in their diets and terrible dental hygiene. So when their teeth fell out, the logical solution was to get fitted for a pair of dentures. The creepy downside to dentures? They used dead soldiers’ teeth.

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The More You Know

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  • Shakespeare is easier to understand, makes more sense, and is punnier when it's recited in its original pronunciation instead of a modern English accent.
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  • February used to be the last month of the year, which is why it has the shortest number of days.
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