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When in Rome... [Apr. 11th, 2005|12:51 am]
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Public toilets in ancient Rome did not have toilet paper. Instead small sponges attached to sticks were provided for cleaning. The sponges were rinsed off in a channel of running water before use.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-04-10 10:49 pm (UTC)
What ARE you insinuating!?!

Why I oughtta....

*Pulls out an UNWASHED sponge...*
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From: m_buggie
2005-04-10 11:25 pm (UTC)
Ancient Rome also had vomitariams.
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[User Picture]From: dolphin_on_rye
2005-04-10 11:44 pm (UTC)
AND massive orgies!

clearly, it was the place to be
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[User Picture]From: mystik00769
2005-04-11 12:11 am (UTC)
Small sponges?

Actually, a ass-wipe sponge is nasty no matter WHAT size it is. I like my Charmin :)
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-04-11 12:11 pm (UTC)
For sure.

And not just an ass sponge. An ass sponge that is SHARED with other people.
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[User Picture]From: sparklylights
2005-04-11 12:39 am (UTC)
Hmmm, at least they had running water, but I wonder where this dirty water ended up? Back in the main river? Ewww!
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-04-11 12:12 pm (UTC)
It's a good question for sure. Maybe it watered the fields?
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[User Picture]From: snapes_mistress
2005-04-11 01:01 am (UTC)
This has nothing to do with your post, but I thought you might enjoy it. ;)


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From: aprillesundae
2005-04-11 08:15 am (UTC)
haha!
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[User Picture]From: xojessiebearxo
2005-04-11 03:21 am (UTC)
i feel like commenting cuz i have nothing to do and im waiting to leave for school
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-04-11 12:13 pm (UTC)
... Not gonna comment about what the post is about?
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From: etherealprimate
2005-04-11 04:14 am (UTC)
And squads of (6-10 I think) roman soldiers would be given just one of those sponge sticks to share! Pretty fucked up, huh?
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[User Picture]From: duckfast
2005-04-11 10:57 am (UTC)
double ewww
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[User Picture]From: flawed_sanity
2005-04-11 06:38 am (UTC)
they beleived in sharing I see....sponges, STD's, VD's ...etc.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-04-11 12:18 pm (UTC)
Aren't std's and vd's the same thing?
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-04-11 12:20 pm (UTC)
You got it. :)

And yes, it is.
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From: aprillesundae
2005-04-11 08:15 am (UTC)
ew.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-04-11 12:21 pm (UTC)
I think that sums it up pretty well. :)
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[User Picture]From: afropunk629
2005-04-11 10:37 am (UTC)
...and the running water would then go to the drinking water supply.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-04-11 12:23 pm (UTC)
Yummy.

I'm sooo thirsty.
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[User Picture]From: duckfast
2005-04-11 10:57 am (UTC)
hahahaha, ewww.
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[User Picture]From: noblestride
2005-04-11 11:09 am (UTC)
How do you know that they still aren't used today?
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-04-11 12:25 pm (UTC)
I don't know that.

Want to go on an expedition and do some research?
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[User Picture]From: bloody_kisser
2005-04-11 03:18 pm (UTC)
Mwuhahahaha! Sounds kind of like Egyptian / African pads for their periods.

They were sea spounges!

:D

::Filled with awesomely pointless knowlege::

<3
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From: (Anonymous)
2005-04-11 08:33 pm (UTC)

hmmmmmmmm..

O' back in the day..

The mayor would take a hot bath first, then after he was done. The men, after the men, the children after the children..

WE, the women.. but thats a totally diffrent topic..

but yuck.. to the toilets..
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[User Picture]From: allboutchesse
2005-04-11 08:34 pm (UTC)

Re: hmmmmmmmm..

sorry it was i.. who did that.. hehe
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