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A fact about medieval Europe. [Jan. 8th, 2005|01:28 pm]
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Most people got married in June because they took their yearly bath in May and still smelled pretty good by June. However, they were starting to smell so brides carried a bouquet of flowers to hide the body odour. Hence the custom today of carrying a bouquet when getting married.

[User Picture]From: jsmonkie
2005-01-08 11:51 am (UTC)
*laughs* That just makes me think of afterward, when the bride throws the bouquet -- it's like saying to whoever catches it, "Hey, now you can smell good since I don't have to!"
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-01-08 11:59 am (UTC)
Exactly! LOL. I love history. There was some more that I found that was pretty interesting, but I'll save that for another entry further down the line.
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[User Picture]From: shaker_maker
2005-01-08 12:02 pm (UTC)
psh, why don't the boys have to carry flowers too then?
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-01-08 12:05 pm (UTC)
Because we have a longstanding history of misogyny.
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[User Picture]From: skiibunny6987
2005-01-08 01:18 pm (UTC)
hahahah thats awesome
i love random trivia!
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-01-08 02:10 pm (UTC)
Me too. ;) I'll aternate it more often with media stuff and what not.
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[User Picture]From: phobia2001
2005-01-08 01:55 pm (UTC)
lol, that is beyond awesome.

Thank god for deoderant. ^^
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-01-08 02:14 pm (UTC)
No doubt. Best invention ever.

Way better then sliced bread.
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From: lostways
2005-01-08 02:05 pm (UTC)
At that time the chinese was taking daily baths every single day , if ya didn't ya was a begger or a hard mercanery, a thief or a traveling salesman or a farmer. Yes smell defines you back then. now that's how ya add to random trivia
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-01-08 02:18 pm (UTC)
It's true! :)
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From: decemberxstar
2005-01-08 02:09 pm (UTC)
That is hilarious. I love history. We can learn the origin of most of our traditions. Thanks for sharing, I thuroughly enjoyed it.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-01-08 02:20 pm (UTC)
Of course. There'll be more installments.
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[User Picture]From: richter_belmont
2005-01-08 10:55 pm (UTC)

From the makers of SOAP comes...


An innovation in hygiene technology, now available in an assortment of aroma sensations! Choose from Better than Sundried Roadkill, Preferable to Burning Hair, and the test-market favorite, Doesn't Stink Like Rotten Cabbage.

DEODORANT... because foul, pungent body odor is kind of inconsiderate.
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From: whallyholly
2005-01-09 03:02 am (UTC)
Amazing. Thank you.
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[User Picture]From: lynphoenyx
2005-01-09 09:35 pm (UTC)


What does it say about us today that most of the boquets in weddings are now artificial flowers? :)
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-01-09 10:00 pm (UTC)

Re: flowers

Ooooh. A very good question indeed!!!
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[User Picture]From: xxtrinitronxx
2005-01-11 08:05 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-01-11 08:47 pm (UTC)
You put it very concisely. :)
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[User Picture]From: gift_of_isis
2005-01-12 12:19 am (UTC)
Now that was a great random fact.

Wow it really makes you think about one other thing. Well a lot of Elizabeth I dresses are on display at various places, and they are behind glass. Well after this little fact you gave us we know why the dresses are behind glass. The smell would knock you over.

Most people back then didn't bathe as the water they had available was not to be trusted. Perfume oil's were very popular back then as most people wanted to smell good but didn't want to bathe. And then there is the fact that the really nice clothes were made from very heavy materials like, velvet, furs and the like. Also it's the reason all most everyone back than drank beer or wine. Water carried diseases. Anyway wanted to add my two cents!

Here's one for you: Mosquitoes have 47 teeth. Another friend of mine shared that with me.

Bright Blessings!
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-01-12 12:31 am (UTC)
47 teeth? Seriously. Hooooly crap. *shudder*
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From: hymn
2005-01-17 07:32 pm (UTC)
can you imagine how greasy their hair must have been? UGH. how many pimples they probably had? UGH.

how dirty their ass was....
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-01-17 08:28 pm (UTC)
Seriously. The hair grosses me out the most on that. I haven't washed my hair in two days, and I feel so gross as soon as I sign off I'm jumping in the shower.
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