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11/03/2014 10:33 am ET Updated Nov 03, 2014

A Brief History Of The Tampon

In Greece in the 5th century B.C., women fashioned tampons out of lint rolled around wood. Cue: instant gratitude for the tampon options of today.

A new video from Fusion's "Mansplainer" series explains the history of the tampon in just two minutes. From ancient prototypes to the modern patent to how World War II heralded the rise of the tampon, this jazzy video explains it all.

h/t Jezebel

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