278: Wipe Your Face!

278: Wipe Your Face!

Brain Junk
Brain Junk
278: Wipe Your Face!

Napkins! While recording this episode, we discovered that economic class influences what you use to wipe your face way more than we thought. You might use paper or cloth or maybe no napkin at all, but whatever you use, the history behind the napkin is fascinating.

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Show Notes:

Atlas Obscura: A Brief History of Napkins, From Soft Dough to Paper

Wikipedia on napkins

Culinaria: The Origin of the Fork

Chih pha: The Chinese napkin

We talk about which is better environmentally, paper napkins or cloth. It seems like cloth might be better. Sorry paper napkin stans.

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