Guy adopts pre-modern hygiene

  • NickoftheNort...

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    Dec 13, 2009 9:46 AM GMT
    Courtesy of Viceland, we have this experiment by Thomas Morton, who adopted pre-modern hygiene methods for a two-week period.

    MEDIEVAL SLIMES - PART 1
    Two Weeks of Living Disgustingly

    Thomas MortonAccording to such sources as Hollywood, history textbooks, and the word on the street, the Middle Ages were a thousand-year grunge revival in which everybody walked around covered in fleas and mud and you could tell a person’s class by the particular stench of their balls. This is total bullshit. I know this because I just spent two weeks adhering strictly to premodern hygiene techniques and aside from a few skid marks, unexplained sores, heavy dandruff, lots of smegma, and a possible case of Saint Anthony’s fire, I turned out fine. Here’s how it went.


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    Warning: it contains scatological details (including pictures)

    Sometimes tradition really is best left behind us. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Dec 13, 2009 9:55 AM GMT
    I don´t know why I didn´t think that would be gross. The photos were a bit much. icon_eek.gif
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    Dec 13, 2009 4:39 PM GMT
    Horrific. Thanks Nick, that was how I started my Sunday. You're luck you're in Norway.
  • SanEsteban

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    Dec 13, 2009 4:52 PM GMT
    OK. I think that was the most disgusting thing I saw/read. Ugh! I've already showered today but after that I feel like I NEED to shower again!!! Yuck!
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    Dec 13, 2009 4:58 PM GMT
    The entire article was quite disgusting, The armpit picture almost made me gag, Initially my mind came to the conclusion that his armpits were releasing some sort of oil secretion. Don't ask me how I came up with that, but I was relieved when I learned that he applying oatmeal instead of removing something his body produced.
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    Dec 13, 2009 5:14 PM GMT

    See what kind of a smuck you might be if you weren't jock smucks? Still, I commend the guy for being "interesting" and the girlfriend deserves The Nobel Peace Prize and a Purple Heart.

  • Timbales

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    Dec 13, 2009 5:15 PM GMT
    oh dear lord
  • nadaquever_rm

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    Dec 13, 2009 5:25 PM GMT
    That was awesome.
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    Dec 13, 2009 6:19 PM GMT
    You wanna' get grossed out some time, study on castles. The pooped and peed in the stair cases. Bathing was uncommon.

    Of course, they didn't live long, either. Infections could be deadly. Water contamination was common.

    Antibiotics changed the nature of bacterial infections so that most are no long life threatening, but, we have a whole new set of issues with super strains and folks with poor immune systems because they are in too clean of an environment.

    Modern sanitation really hasn't been around that long.
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    Dec 13, 2009 6:24 PM GMT
    Guy adopts pre-modern hygiene

    ...using college dorm residents as his models, no doubt. icon_razz.gif
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    Dec 24, 2009 2:14 AM GMT
    I now only romanticize the Medieval Ages if only I could have lived wealthy in Cordoba or Baghdad.