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Monday, October 3, 2016

Greetings Infomaniacs,

Health and hygiene have come a long way. And I'm not talking about from the 19th century. Just in the last few decades we have seen huge advances in everyday health and medicine. After reading about how contact lenses used to be made, could you imagine how those people would react to laser correction surgery? And let's not even think about turning back the clock on mouthwash.

Thank God we live in the 21st century.

Enjoy!

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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "Ill-health, of body or of mind, is defeat. Health alone is victory."

HINT: (1795-1881), was a Scottish philosopher, satirical writer, essayist, historian and teacher during the Victorian era.

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RANDOM TIDBITS

Before World War I, Aspirin was a registered trademark of the German company Bayer. When Germany lost the war, Bayer gave the trademark to the Allies as a reparation in the Treaty of Versailles.

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Thanks to some clever marketing during World War II, Old Spice aftershave became part of the soldier's standard-issue toiletry kit and "changed the smell of things."

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Early contact lenses were made from wax molds (wax was poured over the eyes). The lenses, made of glass, cut off tear flow and severely irritated the eyes. In fact, the whole ordeal was so painful that scientists recommended an anesthetic solution of cocaine.

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On average, each person uses 54 feet of dental floss every year. That may sound like a lot, but dentists recommend the use of one and a half feet of dental floss each day. That's equal to 548 feet a year.

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In the late 1940s aerosol hair spray was a growing fad among women. The only problem was that it was water insoluble, which made it hard to wash out. This was because the earliest fixative was shellac, more commonly used to preserve wood.

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Ancient Chinese, Roman, and German societies frequently used urine as mouthwash. Surprisingly, the ammonia in urine is a good cleanser.




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I have a body and head, but I'm not alive.
It is your strength which determines how far I go.
You can hold me in your hand, but I'm never thrown.

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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "Ill-health, of body or of mind, is defeat. Health alone is victory."

ANSWER: Thomas Carlyle





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