18 Popular Trends That Actually Killed People

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 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.)

Advertisement

18
Entry by woweewow

Entry 18

17

Entry 17

Continue Reading Below

Advertisement

Continue Reading Below

Advertisement

16
Entry by somedaddy78

Entry 16

15
Entry by somedaddy78

Entry 15

Continue Reading Below

Advertisement

Continue Reading Below

Advertisement

14
Entry by Michael Voll

Entry 14

13
Entry by gicusudoru

Entry 13

Continue Reading Below

Advertisement

Continue Reading Below

Advertisement

12
Entry by Chan Teik Onn

Entry 12

11
Entry by Danzy

Entry 11

Continue Reading Below

Advertisement

Continue Reading Below

Advertisement

10
Entry by mkad

Entry 10

9

Entry 9

Continue Reading Below

Advertisement

Continue Reading Below

Advertisement

8

Entry 8

7
Entry by Giovenna

Entry 7

Continue Reading Below

Advertisement

Continue Reading Below

Advertisement

6
Entry by somedaddy78

Entry 6

5
Entry by gicusudoru

Entry 5

Continue Reading Below

Advertisement

Continue Reading Below

Advertisement

4
Entry by filenotfound

Entry 4

3
Entry by Scott Laffey

Entry 3

Continue Reading Below

Advertisement

Continue Reading Below

Advertisement

2

Entry 2

1
And the winner is ...

Congrats, mkad. You win money.

Entry 1

Continue Reading Below

Advertisement

Continue Reading Below

Advertisement

To turn on reply notifications, click here

519 Comments

Load Comments

More Pictofacts

22 Ways You're Picturing The World Incorrectly

Shockingly, you might be mistaken about that place you’ve never been.

295

13 Roles That Affected Actors In Ways Nobody Could Predict

Sometimes you play the role. Sometimes the role plays you.

125

15 Scientific Reasons Humans Are The Weirdest Animals Alive

We’re not just different. We’re bizarrely different.

202

15 Minor Events That Changed Pop Culture (And The World)

Your next tweet could spawn an entire extended universe.

143

31 Of Your Favorite Stories That Adaptations Ruined For You

Wonder if we can sue for emotional damages.

272

The 28 Most Played-Out Scenes In Sci-Fi Movies & Shows

For a genre with endless possibilities, sci-fi has gotten surprisingly hack.

269