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August 1, by Steve Silverman There have been shortages of many things throughout history — oil, rubber, coffee, medicine, and so on. Yet, one of the most interesting shortages — the shortage of toilet paper — was one that should never have occurred.
Obviously, toilet paper has not been around forever. We can be pretty sure that the caveman did not stop at his local Mega-superstore to pick up a case pack of Charmin. In fact, Since humans are the only animals that have the dexterity to actually wipe themselves Corn cobs each defecation, it is currently believed that the original material used for cleaning to put it politely was leaves and sticks.
Of course, where you lived help determine the material of choice. If you were lucky enough to be raised on the Hawaiian islands, you may have used good old coconut shells. If you were born into royalty, like Louis XIV, you would have used wool or lace for added comfort.
In India and the Arab world, the most popular tool Corn cobs use today not that I have witnessed this is the hand — the left hand to be specific. Of course, they cleanse their hands after this dirty deed.
Many Arabs consider the Western practice of using paper to be disgusting — they feel that you always leave a residue by following this practice. Some historians consider this the reason why we shake with our right hands — because traditionally the left hand was the dirty hand!
Islamic tradition prescribes that you should wipe with stones or clods of earth, rinse with water, and finally dry with linen cloth.
Pious men actually carry clods of earth in their turbans and carry small pitchers of water solely for this purpose. These men traditionally blot the end of their penis with pebbles or clods of earth.
Others blot against a wall, which gave rise to a practical joke among the non-Muslims living around the Eastern Mediterranean — they dusted the outdoor walls at penis level with good old ground hot pepper.
In ancient Rome, all public toilets had a sponge attached to the end of a stick which soaked in a bucket of brine salty water. The rich used wool and rosewater.
During the late Middle Ages, the French invented the bidet for rinsing of both sexes clearly, the original models did not have modern plumbing. During WWI, British and American troops found these devices in the brothels that they frequented, leading them to assume that they were only used by women for vaginal douching.
In other words, men no longer use them. The material of choice among colonial America was corn cobs. Lord Chesterfield wrote in a letter to his son that one should always carry with them a cheap copy of the Latin poets so that he would have something educational to read while on the pot, as well as having a good use for each page after reading it This is not a quote, just a story.
In the late 19th century, the Sears catalog became popular in rural America. Corn cobs were still holding as a strong second place contender, however. Many people complained to Sears about this glossy paper Can you imagine writing a letter to Sears: Dear Sir, I want to register a complaint about your new glossy catalog paper.
It is no longer soft and absorbent…. The first actual paper produced for wiping was in England in They were individual squares sold in boxes, not rolls. This paper was very coarse — the type the British prefer today.Have you ever discovered small, misshapen, poorly pollinated corn ears mixed in with a field of impressive, high-yielding cobs?
PRIDE Seeds agronomist Drew Thompson received a call in August from a grower telling just this story. The main risk involved with allowing your dog to gnaw on a piece of corn on the cob is choking. Generally, a dog has nice sharp teeth that can easily tear through and grind up many different foods to prepare them for a safe journey through to the stomach.
Despite the higher decrease in the ash content for corn cobs, the alkali content in the demineralized biomass is higher in switchgrass ( and g/kg) than in corn cobs ( and g/kg), with the majority of these percentages corresponding to different ions, Ca 2+ in switchgrass and K + in corn cobs.
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How to Cut Cream-Style Corn Use a grater to cut the corn from the cobs. Alternatively, cut the corn with a knife or corn cutter, but cut at about one-third the depth of the kernels, then cut another one-third. Scrape the milky juices and remaining pulp on the cobs into a bowl.
Oven Roasted Corn on the Cob with Seasoned Butter is a fresh and flavorful side dish you can make for your next summer barbecue.
Corn cobs are roasted in their husks, then coated in a lightly seasoned butter that the whole family will enjoy.