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3rd Aug '17 6:34:22 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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* Averted by the Vikings, [[http://www.vikinganswerlady.com/hairstyl.shtml surprisingly]]. There are several accounts remarking with disgust how they washed their hands, hair, and faces daily, washed before meals, and changed their clothes and bathed at least every Saturday (the Nordic word for Saturday was "laugardagr", which literally means "bathing/cleaning day", and still survives in modern Scandinavian as "lørdag/lördag"). Explains why they were popular with the Englishwomen.

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* Averted by the Vikings, [[http://www.vikinganswerlady.com/hairstyl.shtml surprisingly]]. There are several accounts remarking with disgust how they washed their hands, hair, and faces daily, washed before meals, and changed their clothes and bathed at least every Saturday (the Nordic word for Saturday was "laugardagr", which literally means "bathing/cleaning day", and it even still survives in modern Scandinavian as "lørdag/lördag"). Explains why they were popular with the Englishwomen.
3rd Aug '17 6:23:47 AM ENiG
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2nd Aug '17 7:06:46 PM TheAmazingBlachman
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* Averted by the Vikings, [[http://www.vikinganswerlady.com/hairstyl.shtml surprisingly.]] There are several accounts remarking with disgust how they washed their hands, hair, and faces daily, washed before meals, and changed their clothes and bathed at least every Saturday (the Nordic word for Saturday was "laugardagr", which literally means "bathing/cleaning day"). Explains why they were popular with the Englishwomen.

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* Averted by the Vikings, [[http://www.vikinganswerlady.com/hairstyl.shtml surprisingly.]] surprisingly]]. There are several accounts remarking with disgust how they washed their hands, hair, and faces daily, washed before meals, and changed their clothes and bathed at least every Saturday (the Nordic word for Saturday was "laugardagr", which literally means "bathing/cleaning day").day", and still survives in modern Scandinavian as "lørdag/lördag"). Explains why they were popular with the Englishwomen.
1st Aug '17 1:11:00 AM angie710
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* Averted by the civilization at [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sanitation_of_the_Indus_Valley_Civilisation Mohenjo-Daro]], one of the first civilizations (if not ''the'' first]] to have sewer and septic systems, water-supply systems, and even ''flushing toilets''.

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* Averted by the civilization at [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sanitation_of_the_Indus_Valley_Civilisation Mohenjo-Daro]], one of the first civilizations (if not ''the'' first]] first) to have sewer and septic systems, water-supply systems, and even ''flushing toilets''.
1st Aug '17 1:10:37 AM angie710
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* Averted by the civilization at [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sanitation_of_the_Indus_Valley_Civilisation Mohenjo-Daro]], one of the first civilizations (if not ''the'') first to have sewer and septic systems, water-supply systems, and even ''flushing toilets''.

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* Averted by the civilization at [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sanitation_of_the_Indus_Valley_Civilisation Mohenjo-Daro]], one of the first civilizations (if not ''the'') first ''the'' first]] to have sewer and septic systems, water-supply systems, and even ''flushing toilets''.
1st Aug '17 1:10:01 AM angie710
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* Averted by the civilization at [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sanitation_of_the_Indus_Valley_Civilisation Mohenjo-Daro]], one of the first civilizations (if not ''the'') first to have sewer and septic systems, water-supply systems, and even ''flushing toilets''.
29th Jul '17 10:14:21 PM karategal
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** In Russia, where the forests were so abundant that even ''now'' there are mooses on the prowl in downtown Moscow sometimes, the concept of weekly bathing pretty much ''never'' died. It was one of the reasons why the Black Death outbreaks were relatively weak there. Well, that and the general lack of enormous concentrations of people in the filthy cities-Russian cities always were more spread out.

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** In Russia, where the forests were so abundant that even ''now'' there are mooses on the prowl in downtown Moscow sometimes, the concept of weekly bathing pretty much ''never'' died. It was one of the reasons why the Black Death outbreaks were relatively weak there. Well, that and the general lack of enormous concentrations of people in the filthy cities-Russian cities -- Russian cities always were more spread out.



** Queen Elizabeth I of England was said to have bathed regularly-four times annually.
* UsefulNotes/LouisXIV of France is another famous ruler who is said to not have bathed more than a few times in his life (most of the occasions when he did get clean from head to toe was when he was about to enjoy a new mistress for the first time). The contrast with the GorgeousPeriodDress of the time is all the more glaring (this was actually one reason for using heavy perfume-to cover foul body odors). He more often used a steam bath (then known as a "Turkish bath", though not identical to Turkish hammams).

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** Queen Elizabeth I of England was said to have bathed regularly-four regularly -- which would be about four times annually.
* UsefulNotes/LouisXIV of France is another famous ruler who is said to not have bathed more than a few times in his life (most of the occasions when he did get clean from head to toe was when he was about to enjoy a new mistress for the first time). The contrast with the GorgeousPeriodDress of the time is all the more glaring (this was actually one reason for using heavy perfume-to perfume -- to cover foul body odors). He more often used a steam bath (then known as a "Turkish bath", though not identical to Turkish hammams).



** Creator/HGWells once wrote a pretty apocalyptic article where he pictured London covered to the roofs in the horse dung-due to rapidly increasing traffic.

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** Creator/HGWells once wrote a pretty apocalyptic article where he pictured London covered to the roofs in the horse dung-due dung -- due to rapidly increasing traffic.



* An interesting subversion in ancient Rome-there is the story of a nobleman who was very proud of his gleaming smile (by virtue of cleaning his teeth with the acidic properties of urine). A rival nobleman called him out on it, saying "You brag about having the whitest teeth, but this only means that you drink the most piss."

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* An interesting subversion in ancient Rome-there Rome -- there is the story of a nobleman who was very proud of his gleaming smile (by virtue of cleaning his teeth with the acidic properties of urine). A rival nobleman called him out on it, saying "You brag about having the whitest teeth, but this only means that you drink the most piss."
11th Jul '17 7:32:00 PM Sharysa
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* Averted with many of the Celtic cultures, who adored bathing and grooming for both women AND men since the AgentPeacock trope was in full force. Unlike many other mythologies, bathing/grooming is ''frequently'' mentioned, manifesting in the prevalence of OutdoorBathPeeping in folktales.
10th Jul '17 4:31:54 AM jormis29
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* Creator/RobertBresson's 1974 film ''Lancelot Du Lac'', in many ways, instigated this trend in film. Most people do not realize that ''Monty Python and the Holy Grail'' is a send up of Lancelot du Lac, but the grime and hyperviolence (as in the Black Knight scene especially) are directly related to the earlier film.

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* Creator/RobertBresson's 1974 film ''Lancelot Du Lac'', ''Film/LancelotDuLac'', in many ways, instigated this trend in film. Most people do not realize that ''Monty Python and the Holy Grail'' is a send up of Lancelot du Lac, but the grime and hyperviolence (as in the Black Knight scene especially) are directly related to the earlier film.
27th Jun '17 9:31:19 PM angie710
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* On ''Series/GameOfThrones'', Westeros under King Joffrey is this, mainly because Joffrey doesn't give a damn about anyone but...well...Joffrey, and doesn't see to it that his subjects have adequate food or infrastructure.
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