Insane Vintage Health Tips That People Actually Practiced

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Poisonous Shoe Polish

Nitrobenzene is an amazing ingredient that makes shoes extra extra shiny. However, the fumes can make you dizzy and even faint if you were polishing shoes in an unventilated area. Nitrobenzene can also get absorbed into the skin of your hands and lead to internal organ damage and cancer.

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The King’s Personal Assistant

There really was such a position called “Groom of the King’s Close Stool.” The primary task: assisting the King with toilet and hygiene functions. Though it seems highly demeaning, this position was actually super important and rivaled after. The person often acquired considerable wealth and wielded major political power. But at what cost…

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The More You Know

  • The world's largest falafel weighed 223 pounds.
  • Mount Rushmore cost less than $1 million.
  • The United States defense budget of $698 billion is more than the next seventeen nations combined.
  • The magnetic North Pole is moving.
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