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The Great Stink of 1858

Saturday July 2, 2022. 07:00 PM , from BoingBoing
There was once an unfortunate event called the Great Stink. It took place in Central London during the summer of 1858 when the sweltering heat magnified the odors of untreated human waste on the banks of the River Thames. This river became a cesspool after years of a poorly functioning sewer system that dumped directly into it.   — Read the rest
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