Off topic: History of napkins, gender and jobs, refrigerate this (or not), old-school grooming

“People wiped their hands and faces with bread, their shirts, whatever else was around”: how napkins have changed over time. Speaking of changes over time, a FlowingData look at gender and jobs. From eggs to fruit to nuts, which foods you should put in the fridge. And questionable 19th-century grooming practices included the use of urine, arsenic and lead.

Illustration from KRT archives


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