14 Moral Panics Over Historical Inventions

14 Moral Panics Over Historical Inventions

Won't someone think of the children?!

Actually, people are constantly thinking of the children. Maybe thinking a little too hard, and objecting to a bunch of stuff that we know isn't so bad, once we've had a century or so to mull the matter over. 

NIGHTTIME air? It's poisonous! Up until nearly the 1900s, many were scared to go outside at night, and some didn't even want to leave the windows open after dark because they were afraid of getting sick.

Source: Wired

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