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Blow Me Over

Yisrael Rutman

Winter coming in means getting winter equipment out: jackets, boots, gloves, earmuffs, snow shovels, snow tires, rock salt. And since it’s also the season for colds, tissues and handkerchiefs, too. But before you put your nose into one of those, put your nose into this week’s Jr. to find out all about tissues and handkerchiefs!

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Tissues are a relatively new invention, at least in America. Before they came on the scene people used handkerchiefs. King Richard II of England, who reigned from 1377 to 1399, is widely believed to have invented the handkerchief, square pieces of cloth he used to wipe the royal nose. Historians don’t say what everybody else was doing while the king had the first handkerchiefs. And what were they doing for the thousands of years until then? We also don’t know how long it took for handkerchiefs to catch on, but they did, and pretty soon it was the way to blow your nose inEurope. 

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