Ah, the good ol’ days! When life was simpler, and the only thing you had to worry about was finding a way to keep your windshield clear, brushing your teeth with a twig, using a Farmers’ Almanac page to wipe your butt, dropping frogs in your milk to keep it from going bad, taking a Saturday night bath with your whole family, gargling with pee to prevent cavities, oiling up and wearing scented cloths to bathe, shaving with a clam shell, using bread as an eraser, injecting urine into a mouse to determine pregnancy, using electric shocks from a torpedo fish to treat migraines, using urine to treat leather, drinking alcohol to boost performance, pumping your own gas, and using polyurethane, sponges, cartilage, wood, and glass balls for breast augmentation.
In today’s world, these practices seem downright bizarre, but they were once the norm. Here’s a list of some of the wildest things people used to do before modern technology. Enjoy!
Urine luck with that dental advice!
Guess we know why the Almanac was so popular?
Ah, the good ol’ days of DIY windshield wipers!
Brushing up on ancient dental hygiene!
Ah, the good old days of clam-shaving!
Urine-induced rodent romance: the 1927 pregnancy test.
Shock therapy, ancient style!
You’re probably starting to realize the pre-modern world ran on urine.