15 Historical Overreactions (To Everyday Things)

Remember when Facebook went and changed its layout and everybody lost their goddamn minds about it? But then everyone realized how dumb they were acting and got over it?

Well, turns out that type of overreaction is nothing new, and things we now enjoy every day were subject to this type of stupid hysteria.

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Entry by Andrea Meno

In the 19th century, reading in bed was seen as immoral and dangerous. One newspaper told readers to beware of ThE most awful danger and calamity, a

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Entry by Chan Teik Onn

15 Historical Overreactions (To Everyday Things)

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Entry by Chan Teik Onn

The first man to use an umbrella in London was publicly ridiculed. In the early 1750, Jonas Hanway was subjected to ridicule and had trash thrown at h

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Entry by jaoafallas

The early modern bikini was SO scandalous its creator, Louis Reard, couldn't find a model willing to wear it, SO he hired a stripper to do it. Wearing

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Entry by Busteq

CRAGKEDCOM Lendse at interest, and takes profit; shall he then live? He shall not live. -Ezekiel18:13 CREDIT CREDIT CREDIT CARD 5678 1234 5678 1234 C

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Entry by masta_X

WHEN SHOPPING CARTS WERE FIRST INVENTED IN 1937 BY SYLVAN GOLDMAN, THEY WERE MET WITH RESISTANCE MEN VIEWED THEM As CUNMANLYN AND WOMEN WERE REMINDED

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Many people thought that nighttime air was poisonous up until the 1900s. People were scared to even go outside during the night, some didn't even want

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Entry by Maclise

People thoughT compulsory education was UN-AMERICAN Early 20th century detractors argued that forcing children into schools by law violated American l

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Entry by Maclise

CRACKED COM The spread of mass-printed books led to claims that they would ruin civilization. THB MAN WHO SACKS M45200 HIS W1PB SBRING VOICERS HAT LEG

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People hated the automobile in the 1920s... because they were worried it encouraged teenage promiscuity. Having a car was thought to make teenagers le

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CRACKEDCOMT In the early days, ATMs weren't popular; one was ATM actually removed from a bank in New York after 6 months because customers weren't usi

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Entry by Maclise

15 Historical Overreactions (To Everyday Things)

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Entry by Sam Hurley

In 1878, the British Government looked into Edison's new invention, the lightbulb. They concluded that the idea was: Good enough for our transatlanti

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THOUGH COMIC BOOKS ARE CURRENTLY A CULTURAL INSTITUTION, POST- DEPRESSION AMERICATHOUGHT THEY WERE PURE EVIL, AND THE ROOT OF ALL JUVENILE DELINQUENCY

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Entry by Busteq

During the Prohibition era, moral guardians were against allowing teenagers to drink soda pop, warning that soft drinks at a soda fountain were a gate