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40 Strange Historical Facts That You Didn’t Learn In History Class

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The ancient romans and their urine

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So clearly, ancient societies didn’t have a whole lot of options when it came to stuff like medicine, communication, and self-care. They made do with what they had, right? We’re in no means judging any of them (probably) lovely people, but when we learned that Ancient Romans used urine as a mouthwash, we had questions. See, when left out too long, pee turns into ammonia. Ammonia is great at getting stains out … even on teeth. Because of this, Ancient Romans used urine as a mouthwash to help whiten their teeth. They also used it medicinally, as fertilizer, and to clean their togas. They really believed in the power of pee, okay?

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