October 10, 1933

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 1933 Dreft, the first synthetic detergent, went on sale. Many of the rural folk still residing in England were against this newfangled invention and muttered that “Ashes and pig piss was good enough for old grandma, it should be good enough for all”. Ashes and urine when mixed together would form a rudimentary lye and poor farming people would use these easily obtain materials to wash the stains out of their white clothes.

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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