273: Romanian Whirlpools

273: Romanian Whirlpools

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273: Romanian Whirlpools
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Known locally as a valtoare, this bowl built into a river has been used to wash clothes for hundreds of years. Click the links, it’s something to see! This week we start in a river washing clothes and dive into the history of washing machines. It’s so much clean fun. (Get it? CLEAN ’cause its about washing clothes? Hehehe we’ll see ourselves out).

Show Notes:

TikTok video of a Romanian Whirlpool in action

YouTube of ladies washing with a valtoare

WorldRecordAcademy.org article

Peasantartcraft.com about Romanian lifestyle

From Trace’s weird word origin deep dive:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mangle_(machine)

https://www.etymonline.com/word/mangle

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