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The Unusual History of Every Thing

Nov 5, 2019

For as long as there have been people, there have been periods. Not periods of time, no, I’m talking about a woman’s monthly visitor, Aunt Flow, the big red dot. And for almost as long, people have been trying to figure out ways to deal with it. From ancient rituals to using some rather odd things to plug up the situation, ancient people have been thinking about this for thousands of years -- Although you wouldn’t know it based solely on the writings they left behind. Across 4000 years of recorded history and among 6 different cultures, there is one thing they all have in common: total avoidance on the subject.