Ask the Past: Pertinent and Impertinent Advice from Yesteryear

Ask the Past: Pertinent and Impertinent Advice from Yesteryear


need to know how you can backyard with lobsters? how you can sober up? develop a beard? or just the way to make an ideal omelet? glance no additional. particularly, glance backward.

Based at the well known weblog, Ask the Past is stuffed with the knowledge of the ages--as good because the fad diets, zany pickup strains, and bacon Band-Aids of the a while. Drawn from centuries of vintage texts by way of historian and bibliophile Elizabeth P. Archibald, Ask the Past deals a pleasant array of recommendation either clever and weird.

Whether it truly is eighteenth-century bedbug recommendation (sprinkle mattress with gunpowder and enable smolder), finances model tips of the center a while (save at the outfits, splurge at the handbag) or a sixteenth-century primer on seduction (hint: do no move gas), Ask the Past is a wildly unique consultant to existence from the folks who lived it first.

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