Let’s face it, bad hygiene can be a showstopper… in the worst way. From bad body odor, to foul breath, to unkempt toenails, having poor hygiene practices can not only turn off the people around, they can be hazardous to your health. Thankfully, modern knowledge and science have essentially made bad hygiene practices a thing of the past (for the most part). Humans today have learned the benefits of proper hygiene, but generations and civilizations of the past didn’t have the knowledge we do today. In ancient times and even as little as a few decades ago, people really had some crazy, weird, and just plain dumb hygiene practices.
Let’s take a look at some of the worst bad hygiene practices humans used to think were actually doing them some good. Is it any wonder the life spans for most people averaged just 30 to 40 years? Be sure to SHARE these ridiculous bad hygiene practices of the past with your friends on Facebook!