An email-around that caught my attention (NB these can’t all be true / confirmed, but they sound plausible):

> The next time you are washing your hands and complain> because the water temperature isn’t just how you like it,> think about how things used to be.>> Here are some facts about the 1500s:>> Most people got married in June because they took their> yearly bath in May and still smelled pretty good by June.> However, they were starting to smell so brides carried a> bouquet of flowers to hide the body odour. Hence the custom> today of carrying a bouquet when getting married. Continue reading ‘Facts? about the 1500s’