The invention of the light bulb radically changed industrialized societies, but Big Light Bulb wants us to believe that electric light has completely improved every aspect of life. Life before the light bulb was weird and darker, but not entirely worse. Here are 12 ways it was definitely different than the electric world we know now…

In some European cities, thieves tripped victims by stretching ropes across narrow streets. CRACKEDc Outside of London, thieves would knock riders dow

Source: At Day’s Close: Night in Times Past

People would sneak into houses in the day, hide under beds, and attack at night. These night-sneaks struck when people were defenseless, often targe

Source: At Day’s Close: Night in Times Past

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