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How did we make it this far in life? We asked our readers to bring to light some facts that show us why we should truly be happy we're alive and comfortable today. Winner got 100 bones ...

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Entry by Stabby.

The oldest condom that has been found, is from 1640 and made from pig intestine. It was washed with milk and then reused. CRACKED.COM

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Entry by SärahNour

Ancient Egyptians believed that body hair was unclean and shameful. So they shaved their heads and wore wigs. Not only that, both men and women remove

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Ancient Greeks and Romans did not use soap. Instead. olive oil was massaged into the skin and then scraped off their bodies with a curved device calle

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Entry by Gino Reyes

Flushing the toilet in 2013 flushing the toilet in 1413 CRACKEDCON

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The Oregon Thail took settlens at least forP months to finish. Today's trip from Independence, Missouri, to Oregon City, Oregog takes about twenty-S h

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Entry by Lunachick71

The next time your kids bitch about being bored on Summer break, remind them of the good ol' days... In rural America, children used to go to school i

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Think today's cars are boring? In 1979 the mighty Ford Mustang Cobra, equipped with a 5.0-liter V8 engine, produced a pavement-ripping...14 horsepower

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Entry by PandaPoo

IF you were a child in England, in the Middle Ages, you would have been sewn into your winter clothes for the entire season, until spring. I can't ar

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Entry by ChevySpoons

GRACKRED Now COPYING A DOCUMENT THEN

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Entry by Ms.Zuneja

The Ancient Romans had figured out that maintaining good oral hygiene was essential to longer lasting teeth. Theif choice of mouthwash you askep Just

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Entry by AM Smiley

KOTEX The original Kotex pads, introduced in 1921, were 22 inches At long stores and shops and 36 that cater to women layers thick. N The envelope 22

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Entry by Shodwei

Pick your poison: During Prohibition the U.S. government purposefully poisoned alcohol to deter people from drinking. Instead bootleggers hired chemis

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19th century dental instruments. Sweet dreams!

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Entry by Cimejes

CRACKED COM winter then For many common folk. winters in medieval Europe consisted of long hours of darkness huddled around meager heat sources in unv

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Entry by Adogg1991

UP UNTIL THE 19TH CENTURY, THE RIVER THAMES IN ENGLAND WAS WHERE THE MAJORITY OF LONDON'S SEWAGE WAS DUMPED. IN THE GREAT STINK OF 1858, POLLUTION I

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Entry by Lunachick71

Abstinence Then & Now PURITY CRACKEDCON

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Entry by Kanklefest

The Past was lousy* Remedies for lice: dog fat eating serpents mercury arsenic. spitting warm date meal on skin shaving body every day nitpicking *ori

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Entry by bookstothesky

Eyeglasses were first made around 1286. For all the thousands of years of human history before that, people with bad eyesight just had to deal with it

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Entry by RisaRocksIt

toilet oaoer NOU... TOILET PAPER THEN HAY WOOL MUSSEL SHELLS CORN COB Senne LPOEBUCK Co. LEFT HAND CATALOG AND UNTIL THE 1930s, TOILET PAPER HAD SPLIN