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Family Cloths – The Unmentionables


What did they use before toilet paper was invented?

The ancient Romans used a sponge on a stick that was kept in a container holding salt water. Some people used stones (I hope they were smooth!), and others used leaves, shells, grass, cornhusks, fur, bits of clay, and yes, even paper. The Eskimos used snow and tundra moss. Other places used water and one hand. Sailors used the frayed ends of an anchor cable.

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