Life in the Middle Ages was, in many ways, very different than contemporary existence. From hygiene to medieval household items, there's a stark contrast between functional and popular things used during the Middle Ages and today. In fact, many of the items we see every day would be completely foreign to our medieval counterparts.
There are some common things from the Middle Ages that do have modern equivalents. Many present-day objects bear a strong resemblance to stuff commonly used centuries ago. How do popular things from the Middle Ages compare today?