This post is part of Mashable's You're Old Week. Break through the haze of nostalgia with us and see what holds up, what disappoints, and what got better with time. You probably have a favorite Bath & Body Works scent from days of yore (or now -- no shame), but if you're looking to branch out, we can tell you which one you really embody. Oh my god, are you a Sweet Pea? (Lucky.) Find out below using our highly scientific guide.
In An American Pickle, the new film from director Brandon Trost and screenwriter Simon Rich, Seth Rogen plays a 1920s pickle works employee who falls into a vat of brine and is perfectly preserved for a century, waking up in pre-COVID New York City. The movie plays fast and loose with the science of pickling human beings, but it's a long-overdue reminder that in many ways, the story of the pickle industry--the pickles, the picklers who pickled the pickles, the pickle works where pickle picklers pickled the pickles they pickled--is the story of America itself. Here are some of pivotal events that helped shape the nation's vibrant pickle industry and laid the foundations for our modern age. John Shelton, an employee of the Janesville Pickle Works of Janesville, Wisconsin, is killed instantly when a barrel of vinegar falls on his head. Aug. 7, 1883: A building in Mount Vernon, New York, that the New York Times describes as "the pickle-works and tenement house of George Frieschel" burns down.
This post is part of Mashable's You're Old Week. Break through the haze of nostalgia with us and see what holds up, what disappoints, and what got better with time. Perhaps it was a body spray you kept stashed in your locker. Perhaps it was a shower gel you pulled out for special occasions (homecoming, the Sadie Hawkins dance, your big science presentation on porpoises). Or maybe it was a body lotion that you slathered all over your legs before debuting your fresh new bubble skirt.