29 Insane Pastimes That Prove History Was Terrifying

We here at Cracked like to dredge up the past to remind you that no matter how hard you wish you lived in a previous time period, you're simply mistaken (or crazy). We asked our readers to provide the most horrifying things our ancestors used to do to entertain themselves. Winner got $100 ...

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