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  • A little history lesson...

    In the spirit of KR's useless trivia, I thought I would share this useless information with you.

    The next time you are washing your hands andcomplain because the water
    > temperature isn't just how you like it, think abouthow things used to be.
    > Here are some facts about the1500s:
    >
    > Most people got married in June because they took their yearly bath in May,
    > and still smelled pretty good by June.However, they were starting to smell,
    > so brides carried a bouquet of flowers to hide the body odor. Hence the
    > custom today of carrying a bouquet when getting married.
    >
    > Baths consisted of a big tub filled with hotwater. The man of the house had
    > the privilege of the nice clean water, then all the other sons and men, then
    > the women and finally the children. Last of all the babies. By then the water
    > was so dirty, you could actually lose someone in it . Hence the saying, "Don't
    > throw the baby out with the bath water."
    >
    > Houses had thatched roofs - thick straw -piled high, with no wood
    > underneath. It was the only place for animals to getwarm, so all the cats
    > and other small animals (mice, bugs) lived in the roof.When it rained, it
    > became slippery, and sometimes the animals would slip and fall off the roof.
    > Hence the saying, "It's raining cats and dogs."
    >
    > There was nothing to stop things from falling into the house. This posed a
    > real problem in the bedroom where bugs and other droppings could mess up your
    > nice clean bed. Hence, a bed with big posts and a sheet hung over the top
    > afforded some protection. That's how canopy beds came into existence.
    >
    > The floor was dirt. Only the wealthy had something other than dirt. Hence the
    > saying "dirt poor." The wealthy had slate floors that would get slippery in
    > the winter when wet, so they spread thresh (straw) on floor to help keep
    > their footing. As the winter wore on, they added more thresh until, when you
    > opened the door, it would all start slipping outside. A piece of wood was
    > placed in the entranceway. Hence the saying a"thresh hold."
    >
    > (Getting quite an education, aren't you?)
    >
    > In those old days, they cooked in the kitchen with a big kettle that always
    > hung over the fire. Every day, they lit the fire and added things to the pot.
    > They ate mostly vegetables and did not get much meat. They would eat the stew
    > for dinner, leaving leftovers in the pot to get cold overnight, and then
    > start over the next day. Sometimes stew had food in it that had been there
    > for quite a while. Hence the rhyme, "Peas porridge hot, peas porridge cold,
    > peas porridge in the pot nine days old."
    >
    > Sometimes they could obtain pork, which made them feel quite special. When
    > visitors came over, they would hang up their bacon to show off. It was a sign
    > of wealth that a man could "bring home the bacon." They would cut off a
    > little to share with guests and would allsit around and "chew the fat."
    >
    > Those with money had plates made of pewter. Food with high acid content
    > caused some of the lead to leach onto the food, causing lead poisoning death.
    > This happened most often with tomatoes, so for the next 400 years or so,
    > tomatoes were considered poisonous.
    >
    > Bread was divided according to status.Workers got the burnt bottom of the
    > loaf, the family got the middle, and guests got the top, or "upper crust."
    >
    > Lead cups were used to drink ale or whisky. The combination would sometimes
    > knock the imbibers out for a couple of days. Someone walking along the road
    > would take them for dead and prepare them for burial. They were laid out on
    > the kitchen table for a couple of days and the family would gather around and
    > eat and drink and wait and see if they would wake up. Hence the custom of
    > holding a "wake."
    >
    > England is old and small and the local folks started running out of places to
    > bury people. So they would dig up coffins and would take the bones to a "bone-
    > house" and reuse the grave. When reopening these coffins, 1 out of 25 coffins
    >
    > were found to have scratch marks on the inside, and they realized they had
    > been burying people alive. So theywould tie a string on the wrist of the
    > corpse, lead it through the coffin and up through the ground and tie it to a
    > bell. Someone would have to sit out inthe graveyard all night
    > (the "graveyard shift") to listen for the bell; thus, someone could be "saved
    > by the bell" or was considered a"dead ringer."
    >
    > And that's the truth... Now , whoever said that History was boring ! ! ! :rocker:
    Greek women, we may be lambs in the kitchen, but we are tigers in the bedroom.


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  • #2
    AI, I am very sorry it spread over to you, so sorry...
    "That damn log book"

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    • #3
      Thank you AI...I am truly honored!

      IH....pthhhththththt!


      lol
      -KidRok-
      "...because I won't accept that I can't."


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      • #4
        Originally posted by KidRok
        Thank you AI...I am truly honored!

        IH....pthhhththththt!


        lol

        I don't know...maybe it's just me, but I have a real hard time reconciling this personality with that body. How fun for KRL. Gotta love a guy with a quirky sense of humor.
        "The problem is not that there are problems. The problem is expecting otherwise and thinking that having problems is a problem." -
        Theodore Rubin

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        • #5
          Originally posted by TheLil'Missus
          I don't know...maybe it's just me, but I have a real hard time reconciling this personality with that body. How fun for KRL. Gotta love a guy with a quirky sense of humor.

          :p My hubby --- Mr. Bodybuilder-Biker-Blue-Collar-Worker-Strongman-Comedian-Tattoo-FReAk!!!
          Kid's Wench :flex: and Bon-Bon's sis
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          • #6
            Here's some more for you.

            Newly weds would drink Mead for the first month of their marriage as they believed it would help them conceive a male child. Mead is made from honey and the cycle of the moon lasts a month. Thus the tradition of a Honeymoon.

            In America in the 1800's men were restricted to beating their wives with a stick no thicker than their thumb. Thus the "rule of thumb." Sorry about that ladies, it's history, not me.

            Ring around the rosie is actually about the Black Plague.
            Ring around the rosie - refers to the dark red circle around a rose colored patch that is a symptom.
            Pocket full of posie - The lesions that formed smelled of rotting meat. The afflicted where routinely boarded up in their homes with their families to await death and sometimes mobs set the homes on fire. So to avoid detection, people would fill their pockets with flowers to hide the smell.
            Ashes ashes- the dead were burned.
            We all fall down - Many of the sick would literally be walking down the street and fall down dead.

            Oh no, KR's infected us all!

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            • #7
              Originally posted by KidRok's Lady
              :p My hubby --- Mr. Bodybuilder-Biker-Blue-Collar-Worker-Strongman-Comedian-Tattoo-FReAk!!!
              All those in one man. Nice KRL! Good job, girl!
              "The problem is not that there are problems. The problem is expecting otherwise and thinking that having problems is a problem." -
              Theodore Rubin

              Mod @ Proactivehealthnet

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Chasedog
                Here's some more for you.

                Newly weds would drink Mead for the first month of their marriage as they believed it would help them conceive a male child. Mead is made from honey and the cycle of the moon lasts a month. Thus the tradition of a Honeymoon.

                In America in the 1800's men were restricted to beating their wives with a stick no thicker than their thumb. Thus the "rule of thumb." Sorry about that ladies, it's history, not me.

                Ring around the rosie is actually about the Black Plague.
                Ring around the rosie - refers to the dark red circle around a rose colored patch that is a symptom.
                Pocket full of posie - The lesions that formed smelled of rotting meat. The afflicted where routinely boarded up in their homes with their families to await death and sometimes mobs set the homes on fire. So to avoid detection, people would fill their pockets with flowers to hide the smell.
                Ashes ashes- the dead were burned.
                We all fall down - Many of the sick would literally be walking down the street and fall down dead.

                Oh no, KR's infected us all!
                Chasedog, quick! Go lay down with a cold compress on your forehead, elevate your feet, have a beer, drink a protein shake, something man! Do something before it spreads farther! Here's some posies. For your pockets. Hee hee! Now where'd I put my thunb-thick stick? :p
                "The problem is not that there are problems. The problem is expecting otherwise and thinking that having problems is a problem." -
                Theodore Rubin

                Mod @ Proactivehealthnet

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                • #9
                  I think we all have a little bit of useless info to share, some people just have more useless information than others.
                  Greek women, we may be lambs in the kitchen, but we are tigers in the bedroom.


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                  • #10
                    Here's some more useless info:









                    I have to pee!!!!!
                    "Well done is better than well said"

                    :rocker:



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                    • #11
                      LOL @ GB!

                      TLM, my therapist tried unsuccessfully for years, to merge all those personnas into one!
                      -KidRok-
                      "...because I won't accept that I can't."


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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by GetnBigr
                        Here's some more useless info:









                        I have to pee!!!!!
                        I am so glad I wasn't drinking anything or it woulda ended up all over my computer.
                        "The problem is not that there are problems. The problem is expecting otherwise and thinking that having problems is a problem." -
                        Theodore Rubin

                        Mod @ Proactivehealthnet

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by TheLil'Missus
                          I am so glad I wasn't drinking anything or it woulda ended up all over my computer.
                          I'm always happy to make you smile or laugh, which ever is appropriate.
                          "Well done is better than well said"

                          :rocker:



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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by KidRok
                            my therapist tried unsuccessfully for years, to merge all those personnas into one!
                            Ah Kid, nope it did work on you, I know it...
                            "That damn log book"

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