People have been dropping coins into fountains since forever but no one seems to know why we do it. What’s achieved by littering the fountain with coins? Surely it just detracts from the fountain rather than adding to its appeal but the stack of coins in the bottom of these fountains is there for a reason – but what’s the reason?
Cleaning drinking water is something we take for granted, right? Water on tap in our homes, no matter how remote some of us live, is expected and enjoyed but that wasn’t always the case. Drinkable water was not always readily available so when ancient European tribes found fountains they could drink from they saw them as gifts from God.
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