18 Fads That Wound Up Being Deadly

18 Fads That Wound Up Being Deadly

Have you ever seen someone dressed so oddly that you wished a plane engine would fall on them to end their depressing existence? (Shut up, yes you have because that's the only way this introduction will work.) Anyway. It turns out that once upon a time, peoples' fashion choices would, you know, actually murder them.

If you're having a hard time following, you're in luck. We asked our readers to go back in time and show us some of these trends, and gave money to the winner. (And the person after, and the person after -- actually we paid out to more than 50 percent of the entries.)

Entry by mkad

You may notice CRACKED COM that Queen Elizabeth I's paintings, and those of most of her female contemporaries, have ghostly, pale white faces. Upper-c

We are offering so many opportunities for you to win some dough that it'd be insane if you didn't get in on this. Aside from our photoplasties ($100 per contest) and GIF contest ($150), we are paying out 10 winners for our macro contests. And YES, you can win all 10 spots ($350 payout) if you've got the skills to blow our minds that many times.

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