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I was privy to something down and dirty.

Most people avoid outhouses, these people actively seek them out, and dig as far down into them as possible. Note: "as" link slightly patriotic slightly NSFW.
posted by Atreides on Jul 6, 2007 - 35 comments

Hygiene in the Middle Ages

Filthy secrets of medieval toilets: Featuring the Royal Water Closet of French King John the Fearless. "Lesser mortals of course had less sophisticated apparatus... Some were no more than holes built into the wall, others were primitive outhouses perched with wooden supports onto an upper story. A series of mediaeval illuminations at the exhibition shows that accidents in these contraptions were common." Mon dieu!
posted by eyebeam on Jun 13, 2003 - 9 comments

The demise of the honey bucket.

The demise of the honey bucket. Many of us take running water and sewage services for granted. The Alaska Dept of Environmental Conservation is slowly converting rural Eskimo villages from a "fill and haul a bucket" sewage/water system to modern services. A fascinating look into the logistics required to bring these services into remote Artic villages.
posted by patrickje on Sep 23, 2002 - 1 comment

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