We sweat for a reason. And yet we spend $18 billion a year trying to stop or at least mask the smell of our sweat. Yep, that's $18 billion a year spent on deodorant and antiperspirants. But even though you use it every day, we doubt you know all of these surprising facts about your swipe sticks.
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Being Anti-Body Odor Isn't a Modern Phenomenon
According to the New York Times, ancient Egyptians "invented the art of scented bathing" and took to applying perfume to their pits. The first trademarked deodorant—in 1888!—was called Mum, and the first antiperspirant, Everdry, followed 15 years later, the Times reported.