#9. Stinky cesspits.
The sewage system was not proper so people had to make do by burying much of their waste in a cesspit in the garden or cellar. Since the people didn’t empty them often enough, the stench was unbearable during summer months.
#10. Poster beds with canopies were necessary.
Houses had thatched roofs, so it was common for bird, bugs, and other pest droppings to fall onto the clean bedding and everywhere else. Poster beds with canopies were invented to catch the disgusting droppings and keep the beds clean.
#11. Furry eyebrows
People were fashion-conscious back then and if their eyebrows did not look fashionable, they glued on some mouse skin to make improvements.
#12. Lead-lined water tanks.
The main water supply came from domestic pipes lined with lead and elm trunks. Water was stored in large lead tanks and often became stagnant.