By YEET MAGAZINE | Updated 1408 GMT (2208 HKT) September 29, 2021

These widespread practices in the Wild West show how wild the times really were

An astonishing belief

Strangely enough, people who lived in the Old West thought that bathing could actually be bad for your health.

They believed that washing too often could cause the pores to dilate, allowing germs and disease to enter the body more easily. It was utter nonsense, of course. Finally, not being able to wash every day did not really bother them since they thought it was not good for them. As a result, everyone was surprisingly tolerant of body odor they considered natural.