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Munchers:  A Fable

Teeth who themselves have mouths (and, presumably, teeth within those mouths) are blowing my mind. As is everything else about this video.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Mon Jul 14, 2014 | Comments (4)
Category: Hygiene, PSA's, Surrealism, 1970's

5-Day Deodorant Pads

Do you have to abstain from washing your pits for five days to make this work and get your money's worth? I note this item still exists. Any experience with it among WUvies?

Posted By: Paul | Date: Mon Jun 30, 2014 | Comments (12)
Category: Body, Business, Advertising, Products, Hygiene, 1950's

Follies of the Madmen #216

I understand James Cameron is already adapting parts of this for the Avatar sequel, along with all his other "influences."
Posted By: Paul | Date: Sun Feb 09, 2014 | Comments (2)
Category: Anthropomorphism, Business, Advertising, Products, Hygiene, 1950's

The Innocent Party

Good girls get VD too!
Posted By: Paul | Date: Sat Dec 14, 2013 | Comments (2)
Category: Hygiene, PSA's, Sexuality, Teenagers, 1950's

New Miniature Dust Mask


Original ad here.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Sat Sep 28, 2013 | Comments (4)
Category: Costumes and Masks, Hygiene, Inventions, 1940's

Listerine Cures Dandruff

1937 ad for Listerine. From what I understand, Listerine really is an effective cure for dandruff. However, I assume that most people were reluctant to rub mouthwash in their hair. And nowadays, no company in their right mind would admit in the ad that they tested the product on cute rabbits.

Posted By: Alex | Date: Tue Aug 06, 2013 | Comments (5)
Category: Hygiene, Advertising, 1930's

Woman Astonished and Delighted at Miracle of Popup Tissues


[Click to enlarge]

Original ad here.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Sat Aug 03, 2013 | Comments (5)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Emotions, Hygiene, 1950's, Women

Bleachable Moments

The makers of Clorox Bleach are urging everyone on the internet to share their "bleachable moment." Because who hasn't shared a special moment with their bottle of bleach? Like the time you tried to hide those blood stains, perhaps, or had to clean up after an ebola outbreak.

Posted By: Alex | Date: Wed Jul 31, 2013 | Comments (2)
Category: Hygiene, Advertising

Follies of the Madmen #209


Mysterious infinite regress indicates magnitude of the horror of bad breath?

Original ad here.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Tue Jul 30, 2013 | Comments (4)
Category: Body, Business, Advertising, Products, Hygiene, Surrealism, 1940's

The No-Bathing Weekend

Ludwick Marishane, inventor of DryBath Bath-substituting™ skin gel, has been trying to raise money to promote the DryBath™ No-Bathing Weekend. The idea is that you buy his DryBath sachets and simultaneously pledge not to wash with water for a couple of days. He hopes this will "bring awareness to the billions of people who don’t have water to bathe when their health depends on it."

To sweeten the deal, Ludwick made his own pledge:

I will be matching your donations with a personal pledge to use DryBath™ instead of bathing:
1. If we reach the campaign target of 1 million skipped baths...I will not bathe for 1 month
2. If we skip 2 million baths...I will not bathe for 3 months.
3. If we skip 20 million baths...I will not bathe for a YEAR!

But it looks like Ludwick hoped to raise $500,000 and only got $761. This means (I assume) that he'll continue to be taking baths every day.
Posted By: Alex | Date: Sun Jul 21, 2013 | Comments (4)
Category: Hygiene, Baths, Showers and Other Cleansing Methods
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