12 January 2012

History of toilets. And toilet paper!

The charming and animated Lucy Worsley on toilets through the ages. Fascinating! And a bit stomach churning.

You may have to watch this video in YouTube rather than here.

There is a great story on Dr. Worsley in the New  Yorker (abstract). And there are many more travels through history with her on YouTube. The Diet of Henry VIII and The History of Toilet Paper are a couple of great examples.

I was blessed to have a history professor very like Dr. Worsley when I studied in England. Christine Mitchell, too, made history come alive! 

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I want to remind you all of the problem of 10 year-old prepubescent girls being prostituted in the inner cities of America.
Why is it I am the only person who has any urgency to stop this?:::Because it is deliberate!!!

There was a very real perception that bi-racial was much worse for the white than it was for the person of color. The liberal culture screamed racism when there is a very reasonable explanation for this reality::::
In this white punishment known as the United States the person of color has already adopted the disfavors/temptations intended for another race. But by associating/mating with a person of color the white is newly adopting the disfavors of another culture.
And this is the reason why people of color are not welcome in the United States. The gods control everything:::The perception they want to create, the thoughts they want you to have.
People of color can't recover from absorbing the temptations from two cultures. And why they become more and more like so many blacks in America:::Veterans at absorbing the temptations of two cultures.
To further illustrate this is why California's educational system/funding was ranked #1 when California was white:::Education being the basis of the affluent economic system. Now even public higher education has become unaffordable.

Ronald Reagan spent the communist block into submission with defense buildup, and in the process increased the National debt from $1 trillion in 1980 to $6 trillion when he left office.
W charged both the Iraq and Afghanistan wars to the national debt, honest numbers to come.
The gods used W to initiate the "Great Recession" with deliberate legislation/regulation changes, allowing the sub-prime fiasco and corporate irresponsibility/criminal behavior which led to the multi-trillion dollar stimulous package, pocketted by Republican friends and donors::::$5 trillion charged to the National credit card.
This corruption is one element of evil in the party of good. War mongering is another.
Damned if you do, Damned if you don't::::With the Democrats you subscribe to social decay via liberlism, which WILL lead to the Apocalypse. Republicans are being used by the gods to bankrupt the United States, ultimately motivating people to the point of "desperation prayer" once anarchy presides::::Punishment designed to correct your behavior.

What happens when people learn from me and stop entering clone hosting? Like wealthy who call the shots? Or does sleazy Italian rule the positioning of the last 2000 years essentially seal our fate? They already destroyed our planet. Next step is to finish it off?