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A brief history of…WINDOW CLEANER

This was invented out of necessity during World War II, because plexiglass on B-29 bombers got so dirty the gunners couldn’t see. Window cleaner became available to the public from the 1940s.

Today, in Australia, there is also a wide range of other household cleaning products for general purpose cleaning, or for specific areas including the bathroom, kitchen, toilet, oven, floor and furniture.


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How Australian pandemics have changed! The 1919 Spanish Flu pandemic caused over 10,000 deaths in Australia,14 whereas the 2009-10 H1N1 pandemic ("Swine Flu") caused 191 deaths.15 English knights were required to bathe at least once in their lives - during the ritual of their knighthood ceremony. Because of this tradition, during the reign of King Henry IV there originated an order called "Knights of the Bath".16 The term "shampoo" came from Indian language and originally meant "massage".17 English society ladies held vacuuming parties after invention of the horse-drawn electric vacuum in 1901.18
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