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Without utilities, how did the ancient people live?

Cập nhật: 17 thg 6, 2019 lúc tháng 6 17, 2019

Before the modern utility services like today, the ancient people had to live in the deprived of material conditions and the living life was very 'miserable'. Let us explore the daily life of those who lived in the previous period to feel that they are fortunate to be born in the 21st century.
1. Toilet
In ancient times, toilets were just pits and ditches near residential areas. 

Early civilization began to build the first restrooms in the form of sandy pits. In ancient Rome there were the first public toilets with sewer systems. In public baths, people even get together and have long conversations there.

In the Middle Ages, people gradually neglected personal care habits. They use copper pots to go to the bathroom right in the house and then dump waste on the street. The aristocracy used a porcelain pot called Bourdalou to go to the bathroom (it is worth mentioning that Bourdalou was later sold as pots for sauce in some antique shops!).

Later in the Renaissance, Europeans developed drainage systems and waste from households. Until 1775, Alexander Cumming invented the modern toilet used to this day. 

2. Condoms
In 1494, Columbus's American expedition brought an unexpected disease to Europe: syphilis. After a few years all European countries are affected. There have been many attempts to protect people from this disease. However, by the 17th century, condoms were popularly used to help people significantly limit sexually transmitted diseases. 

Previously, condoms had been used by the Egyptians since about 1000 BC, made from fish intestines, linen and even from the prisoners' skin. Wait until the middle of the 19th century, when C.Goodyear discovered the elasticity of rubber, in 1844 the first version of a new condom was produced in series while the types made from sheep intestines were still on market. Types of disposable bags are also born from here.

3. Abortion
For thousands of years, girls have tried to destroy the fetus with all they can: knitting needles, metal wires, a shaft. Not only that, they also use toxic substances to inject into the uterus or drink substances such as iodine, glycerin or even mercury. Of course, such dangerous methods often "handle" not only the fetus but also the woman herself.

4. Shaving
Since ancient times, the very rapid proliferation of parasites has made men shave even if they love their beard. People use different tools to shave: knives, shells, shells or mud, wax to pluck. They even use fire to burn or use daggers and axes. This process is often entrusted to the barber, so that the men will not accidentally cut their own throat at home. 

5. Tampons
In ancient Egypt, women used wooden body tampons covered with papyrus. In ancient Rome, they used cotton pads. In medieval Europe, women used cloths tied to their skirts. 

Until the 20th century, women's monthly cleaning was easier by using fabrics that were washed and reused. Everything began to change only during World War I when nurses used absorbent medical paper for patients. It is the first step for today's innovative hygiene products. 

6. Toothbrush
An antique toothbrush is a wooden stick with a brushed head on one side (for brushing teeth) and a pointed end on the other side (for holding). Or people can use cloth, broken limestone or a charcoal bar to clean their teeth. However in Europe, people do not regularly brush their teeth because they think it is not necessary. 

A book on dental care was written in the 17th century describing tooth decay and then people became more aware of daily oral hygiene. Since 1780, the types of toothbrushes have begun to be mass-produced. In the 20th century, toothbrushes with synthetic fur were invented.

7. Deodorant
The first deodorants were invented since ancient times in the Middle East and Egypt, they are special aromatic oils. In Asia people use salt. In Europe, perfume was first invented in the 16th century. However, it was not until 1880 that the first deodorants were invented in the United States. In 1930, ARRID produced the first bottles of deodorant, and sunscreen that appeared five years later.

8. Machine is hair
Before the appearance of machines that are handy hair now, the simple way for people to stretch their hair like you see: use an iron. 

9. Baby diapers
In ancient times, people used dry grass, moss, straw, ash, other absorbent items and bundled it into a cloth or animal skin (depending on the climate). The prototype of a modern cloth diaper invented by Marion Donovan (Indiana, USA) in 1946, she invented a waterproof cloth diaper cover based on the design of the shower, without causing harm and no photo. affects your baby's skin. Donovan has been granted 4 patents for his design. In 1961, Procter and Gamble introduced Pampers, their first disposable diapers for children. 

10. Beauty care services
Before having modern beauty services like now, women of the last century had to use ways of beautifying with uneasy methods. In the picture is a method to apply a cool ice cooling mask.