Everyday Items With Totally Messed Up Histories:  Listerine

Origin: Powerful antiseptic… AND…. 

Before it’s use to obliterate your stank morning breath, Listerine mouthwash was originally developed as a surgical-grade antiseptic. But it was also marketed as a floor cleaner, and was even used to keep the promiscuous masses of the 19th Century clap-free.

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