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    [–] No one can sneeze anymore. How long does it take everyone to realize it? unnaturalorder 3 points ago in AskReddit

    Next time I snort cocaine and don't sneeze it into a winter wonderland, I'll be noticing

    [–] TIL Hugo Boss was a Nazi party member and a founding member of the SS. His company made the Black SS uniforms and later made uniforms for the Waffen SS and the army. unnaturalorder 1 points ago in todayilearned

    Hugo Boss AG, often styled as BOSS, is a German luxury fashion house headquartered in Metzingen. It was founded in 1924 by Hugo Boss and originally produced general purpose clothing. With the rise of the Nazi Party in the 1930s, Boss began to produce and sell Nazi uniforms. Boss would eventually supply the wartime German government with uniforms for organizations such as the Hitler Youth and Waffen-SS, resulting in a large boost in sales. After World War II and the founder's death in 1948, Hugo Boss started to turn its focus from uniforms to men's suits. The company went public in 1988 and introduced a fragrance line that same year, added mens- and womenswear diffusion lines in 1997, a full women's collection in 2000 as well as children's clothing in 2006/2007, and has since evolved into a major global fashion house. As of 2018 it owned more than 1,113 retail stores worldwide.

    Looking through their histories, it's amazing how many companies today had strong ties to different parties in WWII

    [–] TIL bathing was common in the Middle Ages and people understood the importance of being clean. unnaturalorder 93 points ago in todayilearned

    Medieval writers saw bathing as a serious and careful activity. One medical treatise, the Secreta Secretorum, has an enitre section on baths. It notes that the spring and winter are good times for bathing, but it should be avoided as much as possible in the summer. It also warns that excessively long baths lead to fatness and feebleness. Meanwhile, Magninius Mediolanesis offers over 57 bathing prescriptions to use in specific conditions, like old age, pregnancy and travelling and his rules for bathing run 1500 words long.

    Some famous bathing sites had their own rules. In 1336, Pietro de Tussignano formulated twelve rules for those coming to the Italian town at Burmi, which lies near Switzerland, to get the healing effects of its bath. They include that the person should beforehand not to have too much sexual intercourse nor have abstained from it, and that he should also enter the bath with an empty stomach (if they had to have food it could only be two spoons of raisins with a little wine). You could only pour the water over your head if you were clean-shaven, otherwise your hairs might impede the effects of the water. The person should take the baths for fifteen days, spending up to an hour a day getting washed, but if all goes well, the bather will benefit for over six months with improved health.

    Medieval times had more hygiene standards than your average anime con

    [–] What screams "I'm too immature to date someone"? unnaturalorder 152 points ago in AskReddit

    Especially if they say something like "My mood fluctuates with the well being of my friends. I feel what they feel, so feel good for me, okay?"

    [–] What screams "I'm too immature to date someone"? unnaturalorder 75 points ago in AskReddit

    He's a college drop out with a 12-year-old Xbox player's brain.

    [–] TIL: Verizon will hang up on you (and refuse to communicate) if you inform them that you are recording the phone call. Even though they require you to let them record you. unnaturalorder 94 points ago in todayilearned

    "I am recording this call for quality assurance, just so you know."

    Telemarketer: "Why would you need to record it for quality assurance?"

    "So when I have a bad day I can go back and listen to that time I told a telemarketer to go fuck themselves when they called me at dinner time."