Vile Middle hygiene
Five hundred years ago the world was a much darker, scarier and more ignorant than they are today.
is hard to imagine, but the quality of life of our not so distant ancestors are so strikingly different from today's, that some everyday habits of the inhabitants of the Middle Ages may cause us dread. Hygiene in those days had a slightly different rules, so much so that the customs of the time deserve incarnation in a horror movie. Bathroom once a year, bugs in the bed and a chamber pot under the bed - the realities of the not so distant past, which accounted for most of the residents live in medieval Europe.
Wash their hands at least once a day, began only in the 18th century, wealthy residents of the Netherlands. Until then, ordinary citizens were eating with unwashed hands that do not contribute to long life.
Use of water for several times
Wash with clean water, which you have not visited before, all your family, it was a rare occurrence. Single shower for people of the Middle Ages was something out of science fiction, especially for those who lived in a big team.
Burnt instead of grafting
Open wounds often treated red-hot pokers, thus fighting the infection. Sometimes after such interventions had to amputate the arm, but it happened that poker helped.
Laundry was very irregular thing
Wash clothes was made a couple of times a year at the most critical moments. Instead of washing powder, a mixture of urine, alkali and river water.
Life hacking using urine limits the scope of the wash and used in medieval cosmetology - urine frequently washed.
pot under the bed
A separate room with a toilet - the brainchild of an enlightened century. In the Middle Ages the pot under his pillow was a great luxury. They are usually kept under the bed from time to time by pouring the contents of the chat window.
Toilet paper does not exist
The need for toilet paper and its likeness even experienced our cave ancestors. The Romans kept for this purpose in the toilets sponge shared, but usually limited to our ancestors by hand or an armful of leaves.
The floors consisted of debris
Earthen floor, sprinkled with straw and richly fertilized with layers of debris - as an everyday story of a medieval citizen, both for us parquet or laminate.
Bugs in bed
Single bedbug bites can not do any one night until the onset of the twentieth century illuminated and laundry in every house.
Disguise the awful odors could only perfume, which is abundantly watered hardened sheets, clothes and anything else that has not be cleaned more than a few months.
Unsanitary in vogue
Hair styling goose fat was very popular in those days and this wonderfully nutritious soil feel all sorts of parasites.
Pieces of animals on the face of
Hard to believe, but once the women wore facial artificial eyebrows from mouse fur.
colds treated with leeches
Leeches treat cancer and the common cold, abdominal cramps and headaches. Leech doctors thrived, and people were dying of blood poisoning.