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2/9/2010
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Previous Posts
Snails in Paradise
What do you know about snails?
Career Spotlight: Field Biologist
Notice: East Coast Branch Closure
May all beings be free from suffering: late winter in the country
The country haircut



February Smackdown

Category List
April - National Poetry Month 2008
depression
dogs
February Smackdown
food and wine
Hawaii
Italy 2k7
pants
people
robot
the natural world
the rest of the world
the sexy



Favorite Things
drinking
· burdock root tea
eating
· gingerbread
reading
· Lucky Peach

I submit for your consideration
Eight things that people probably do not consider when they think about time travel to the past (only because  I just never think about traveling into the future):

1. Indoor plumbing was not common until the mid-20th century.*
2. Without their security lighting and charming docents, castles are cold, damp and dark.
3. Everybody had bedbugs and head lice.
4. Two words: dental hygiene.
5. The modern espresso machine was not invented until 1945.
6. Horses.
7. Disease.
8. If traveling from time machine drop-off to anywhere else, pack a lunch.



*Common in “developed” countries.






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