We didn’t get to our modern society by not trying new things but when you take a look at what some of these things were all about, you will wonder how we even became modern to begin with! The truth is, it hasn’t been an easy road but that’s part of what makes us human and now we can look back on all of these strange things and be glad that we made it to the civilization that we have become today. Take a look:
1. Getting a suntan at a vending machine – 1949
This looks like the kind of thing that many people would be lining up to do! Let’s just hope that they were putting toxic chemicals on their skin. . .
2. Massaging breasts with water – 1930
Hey, we do this in the shower all the time, right? However, it does seem weird to see it done like this.
3. Hair straightening – 1960s
This is the kind of thing that your mother and grandmother talks about and this is what it looked like while they were getting their hair straightened.
4. Cocaine for toothaches – 1885
Yeah, I’m sure the cocaine was capable of taking away a lot of aches and pains.
5. A church on wheels – 1922
This way, if you can’t find God, he’ll find you!
6. Largest omelet in the world – 1931
This person wanted to break a record by making the large omelet in the world so she was put in a giant frying pan and also had large pieces of bacon strapped to her feed before adding 7,200 eggs! I hope she didn’t cook up with it all.
7. Children having fun – 1973
Kids do all sorts of crazy things to entertain themselves but this one looks pretty sketchy.
8. The talking head – 1860s
This is an automaton Euphonia and it was capable of imitating your speech! Pretty creepy.
9. Kids used for cigarette ads – 1960s.
According to these ads, smoking will help you to be a better mom!
10. Keeping your child safe – 1940s
An early car seat for a small child. Pretty impressive!
11. Creating a caveman at Walt Disney Studios – 1964
This was done for the New York World’s Fair and it looks pretty technical for the time.
12. A babysitter – 19th century
Well, most parents do this with their child at some point and it looks like a lot of fun for this child. However, we know that this babysitter probably wasn’t having a great time with all of this. . .