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April 23, 2017

Thank You, Internal-Combustion Engine, for Cleaning up the Environment


We complain a lot about air pollution today, but there were 200,000 horses in New York City, at the beginning of the 20th century defecating everywhere.
And when you walked around in New York City, you were breathing pulverized horse manureā€”a much worse pollutant, than the exhausts of automobiles. Indeed in the United States, the automobile was considered the solution to the horse problem because pulverized horse manure carried a lot of deadly pathogens. - - Foundation for Economic Education

Posted by gerardvanderleun at April 23, 2017 10:52 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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Turn of the century NYC, is that when platform shoes came into vogue?

Posted by: ghostsniper at April 23, 2017 12:31 PM

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