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What Was Normal 100 Years Ago Will Give You The Creeps Now

Medicine, law, war, and entertainment were all very different 100 years ago — not always for the better, sometimes for the worse, and frequently for the downright creepy. From police state authoritarianism to overwhelming racism and misogyny to who-thought-that-was-a-good-idea medical treatments, the steampunk ethos of the 19th century collided with the electrified 20th century with occasionally chilling results.

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    Creepy Things That Were Considered Normal 100 Years Ago

    Creepy Things That Were Considered Normal 100 Years Ago

    Medicine, law, war, and entertainment were all very different 100 years ago — not always for the better, sometimes for the worse, and frequently for the downright creepy. From police state authoritarianism to overwhelming racism and misogyny to who-thought-that-was-a-good-idea medical treatments, the steampunk ethos of the 19th century collided with the electrified 20th century with occasionally chilling results.

    Creepy Things That Were Considered Normal In Medieval England

    Creepy Things That Were Considered Normal In Medieval England

    Look to medieval England, and you won't just see blokes banging some coconuts together and strange women lying in ponds distributing swords. There was a lot going on, and some of it was super weird. Just like people hundreds of years from now are going to look back at today and wonder what the heck those 21st-century weirdos were thinking, there's a ton of stuff that they thought was perfectly ordinary that looks very strange to us now.

    Creepy Things That Were Considered Normal 1,000 Years Ago

    Creepy Things That Were Considered Normal 1,000 Years Ago

    A thousand years ago there were a lot of super creepy things that people did that were considered just another day at the rodent-infested hovel, or the castle, or whatever drafty and unpleasant structure it was you found yourself living and or working in. This was partly due to people's not very sophisticated understanding of, like, everything and partly due to people just making stuff up because it was the only way they felt like they could control their not-very-controllable existence on planet Earth. So sit down and poor yourself a nice glass of poo water, here are some of the creepiest things people thought were totally normal 1,000 (or so) years ago.

    Things That Are Normal Now That Will Be Ridiculous In 50 Years

    Things That Are Normal Now That Will Be Ridiculous In 50 Years

    Maybe that was all sort of sarcastic but it's a fact that technology changes our lives at such an astronomical rate that the only thing we know for sure is that in 50 years everything will be really different. So different, in fact, that for better or for worse, things that still seem pretty normal to us today are going to seem ridiculous to our grandchildren. So here it comes, a small yet somewhat cruel sampling of what it might be like when your grandkids roll their eyes at you as you're waxing poetic about the good ole days of sugar binges, toilet scrubbers, and fashionable eyewear.

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