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Womb Detox Balls

So, there is a company selling herb balls that are meant to be inserted in the vagina to detox the womb. Medical professionals are, of course, advising strongly against using the product, siting infections and toxic shock syndrome amongst other problems. One doctor described the uterus like a self cleaning oven and said the herbs in the product have not been tested for use in the vagina. Ladies, really, stop sticking weird stuff up your hoo hah its contraindicated.
Posted By: patty | Date: Mon Jan 18, 2016 | Comments (8)
Category: Hygiene, Genitals, Goofs and Screw-ups

2016 Calendhair

Tired of back hair shaming, one man made a calendhair, a calendar of back hair art. You can view all the months pictures and order yourself a calendhair at the link. The picture above is, of course, July. Maybe next year use some temporary hair dye to dress it up.
Posted By: patty | Date: Fri Jan 01, 2016 | Comments (2)
Category: Human Marvels, Hygiene

Texas Toilets


Just in time for Christmas! Visit "Lone Star Western Decor" for all your cowboy-themed toilet gifts. Six pages of items here.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Wed Nov 18, 2015 | Comments (7)
Category: Hygiene, Regionalism, Foreign Customs, Interior Decorating, North America

Follies of the Madmen #263

The deodorant that combines the crushing force of Niagara Falls with the brutal chemicals of a municipal water-treatment plant.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Mon Oct 26, 2015 | Comments (7)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Hygiene, Nature, 1950's

The Life Cycle of the Pin Mould

"If a ripe head is squeezed, an enormous number of little things fastened together in a sticky mess are jerked out."

They teach this filth in our schools!?!

Pistol-Packin’ Mouse Trap


I am just going to go out on a limb and say that this is the best goddamn mousetrap ever invented!

Original article here.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Thu Jul 16, 2015 | Comments (7)
Category: Animals, Death, Hygiene, Appliances, 1930's

Laundry Shaming


This would be so great if it happened today. Can you imagine the ruckus on social media if some darling tyke came home with an accusatory advertisement pinned to its clothes?

Original ad here.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Tue Jun 30, 2015 | Comments (2)
Category: Family, Hygiene, Advertising, 1930's

Follies of the Madmen #248

Stops spies from sweating during torture.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Mon May 11, 2015 | Comments (2)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Hygiene, Spies and Intelligence Services, 1940's

Follies of the Madmen #244

"Oral bad breath" as opposed to what other orifice?
Posted By: Paul | Date: Wed Mar 18, 2015 | Comments (8)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Hygiene, 1960's

B.O. Gone—Romance Comes!

Source: Radio Mirror magazine, April 1934.

See here and here for other examples posted on WU of the ad industry's campaign to scare everyone into buying products to get rid of unwanted body odor.
Posted By: Alex | Date: Sat Feb 07, 2015 | Comments (8)
Category: Hygiene, Baths, Showers and Other Cleansing Methods, Advertising, 1930's
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