These Mysterious Home Features Used To Serve A Purpose Centuries Ago

Why There’s A Slit In Some Medicine Cabinets

In some old homes, a medicine cabinet includes a tiny slit that looks like a coin slot. It was actually used to deposit razors. Once people finished shaving, they would drop their used razor blades into the slot. Where would they go? Nowhere, really–just into the wall.

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If you were to remove the medicine cabinet, you’d likely see all the discarded razors. Keep that in mind if you plan to have someone replace your old medicine cabinet. You don’t want an infection from a decades-old razor blade.

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