In the early 1900s, a popular type of washbasin was called a “spittoon basin.” This basin was designed to allow people to spit tobacco into the basin in order to avoid messy floors. The popularity of this basin eventually declined, due to the invention of the modern toilet, and it is now a rare sight. However, the spittoon basin still has its admirers and has even been featured in the well-known museum, the Smithsonian Institution. 'https://www.thoughtco.com/antique-spittoon-basin-4106753'
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A funny fact about washtubs is that in the early 19th century the term ‘washtub’ was actually an insult used to describe a person who was considered to be very clumsy or uncoordinated. This term dates back to some of the earliest days of washtub use, when people would often struggle to manage the large, unwieldy containers. Fortunately, today the term ‘washtub’ is more likely to be used in its correct context! Source:'https://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-a-washtub.htm'
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In the early 20th century, washboards were marketed as an ideal exercise tool for young women. It was said that using a washboard for just 10 minutes a day would give women beautiful and toned arms. This was even before the days of aerobics classes! According to an article on the Old Town Trolley Tours website, a washboard was actually featured in the Sears, Roebuck & Co. catalogue in the 1920s as an exercise tool. 'https://www.trolleytours.com/san-diego/blog/the-history-of-the-washboard'
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A recent survey conducted by a UK spa revealed that the most popular names for spa treatments are those that include the word ‘facial’. Of all the treatments offered, facials are the top choice among spa-goers. This is followed by massages, body treatments, and manicures and pedicures. Some of the more quirky names for spa treatments include ‘The Lushy’, ‘The Precious Gem’, and ‘The Fluttery Butterfly’. 'https://www.spaandwellnesscare.com/blog/most-popular-spa-treatments/'
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