The B-Movie Gimmick From The '60s (That We Want Back)

We’ve discussed William Castle here at Cracked, the all-time king of horror movie gimmicks. And among all his contrivances to get butts in theater seats to watch B-grade schlock, there's a particularly clever one used in one of his ‘best’ movies, Homicidal.

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It's not secret things used to be different in ancient times. Hell, not even ancient times, things were different in what Americans think of as olden times or British people think of as “the plague centuries.” Sure, it seems like technology is moving at a rapid piece. We all know that one guy who's still holding out on getting a smartphone, but can you imagine the first guy who thought the aqueduct was too far?

For instance, did you that instead of soap, Ancients bathed using olive oil and then scraped it off their skins? Did everyone just walk around smelling like a pizzeria instead of the manly scent of horseback reading on a beach while baking a cake? How did we make it this far in life? We asked our readers to bring to light some facts that show us why we should truly be happy we're alive and comfortable today. Winner got 100 bones ...

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Ancient Greeks and Romans did not use soap. Instead. olive oil was massaged into the skin and then scraped off their bodies with a curved device calle

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The next time your kids bitch about being bored on Summer break, remind them of the good ol' days... In rural America, children used to go to school i

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GRACKRED Now COPYING A DOCUMENT THEN

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Pick your poison: During Prohibition the U.S. government purposefully poisoned alcohol to deter people from drinking. Instead bootleggers hired chemis

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UP UNTIL THE 19TH CENTURY, THE RIVER THAMES IN ENGLAND WAS WHERE THE MAJORITY OF LONDON'S SEWAGE WAS DUMPED. IN THE GREAT STINK OF 1858, POLLUTION I

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