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Stuff You Missed in History Class

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Society & Culture, History

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Society & Culture 8

Join Holly and Tracy as they bring you the greatest and strangest Stuff You Missed In History Class in this podcast by HowStuffWorks.com.

The Great Stink of 1858

January 14th, 2013

Episode 513 of 961 episodes

By the 1840s, London faced a sanitation crisis. One summer the stench of the Thames drove Parliament to soak their curtains in lime, an experience that led to funding for a modern sewer system. Tune in to learn about modern toilets, germ theory and more.

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