20 Absurd Things That Were Absolutely Normal In the Past



The not-so-distant past was filled with so many totally crazy things that we struggle to even imagine how they could possibly have been absolutely normal. Here are some everyday activities and common practices that were totally ordinary in the past despite how absolutely ridiculous and dangerous they may seem to us today. Suntan vending machines, water massagers for breasts, toothache remedy with cocaine, babies in cigarette ads and what not.

  1. Beauty contest

  2. Suntan vending machine

  3. Water massager for breasts

  4. Hair straightening in the 1960s

  5. Women have their legs painted at a store in London

  6. Job hunting

  7. Toothache remedy with cocaine

  8. Models could just appear from car trunks

  9. A mobile church on a Ford Model-T

  10. Specially numbered gloves used to teach touch-typing

  11. A woman in a giant frying pan

  12. Kids jumping from the balcony

  13. The automaton Euphonia that could imitate human speech

  14. Babies in 1960s cigarette ads

  15. A child's car seat in the 1940s

  16. “The Ghost Team”

  17. Before a vaccine against diphtheria was created

  18. Just a usual day at Walt Disney Studios

  19. Babysitter in the 1910s

  20. Similar things happen nowadays as well

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