29 Berserk Everyday Activities (Yep, The Past Was Nuts)

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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Entry by Fiftyfifty

CRAGKEDCON Curing the plague? Old timey fetish? 17th century rape porn? No, just saving someone from drowning. In the 18th century it was believed tha

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IN ANKNT ROME, TETH AND <LOTHES WER< <LEANED WITH HUMAN URINE CRACKED COM

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In France during the 17th and 18th centuries. cat burning was in vogue. This was exactly what it sounded like: burning a sack full of cats for 'good I

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Entry by tibbymstie

Many of the INTON'S elixirs and elebrated remedies of the h Remedy early 1900's contained ALcoITob Hexor Gmn ingredients CULORODM WID CRT. BL0oo Roor.

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Pole Sitting Fier Heickea inche Bler This shit is exciting as it sounds. This fad began with ancient holy men meditating on top of poles for years at

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Entry by Nirgal

TIGETLACING It weakened the abdominal muscles, deformed the ribs, displaced internal organs and, since their abdomens couldn't expand, forced them to

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CRACKED.COM FEBRUARY 25TH, 1949 APpEARING THROUGH THE DARK ONE HUNDRED TWENTY STRONG, THE MEN FIRST CUT THE POWER AND THE PHONE LINES. AN ADVANCE TEAM

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CRACKEDCO Cute photo, right? Well, not really; that sleeping girl is actually DEAD. Post-mortem photographs came into fashion shortly after the camera

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Entry by tibbymstie

CRACKED GAS CLEANING' ER DRY HOME TO HOUSEWIFE *8 FATAL OSIRAN JME0NNOL GAS NNETRAST The 1930's safety short More Dangerous than Dynamite Was a warn

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Entry by CopperPoppy

The Chinookan people practiced cranial malformation and subjected their infants to this comfortable contraption for the first 8-12 months of their liv

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18th century liturgical and operatic music marked the apex in popularity of the high notes able to be sung by a woman combined with the greater lung p

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Entry by luvthecubs

Goldfish swallowing became popular in the late 1930's after Harvard student Lothrop Withington, Jr. ate a live goldfish on a $10 dare. News traveled t

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Entry by Kittylouise

Is yo wile rreluisi to Od houasexoork Have am umculy Clildb A ten minute LOBOTOMY (anesthesia optional) became the all of the cure: 1940's. houualscis

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CRACKED COR A Polish plait is both hairstyle! a disease and a For centuries, people believed illness escaped the body through their hair so, if it k

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CRACKEDCON In 1959 South African students attempted to set a world record by fitting 25 people in a phone booth. 3:00A tlog TELEPHONE TELEPHONE It sta

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GRAGKEDCOMT CERTIFICATE SHOE-FITTING TEST DATA FOR 1. ANKLE ROLL GOOD FAIR POOR 2. WEIGHT DISTRIBUTION 3. X-RAY FITTING TEST 40% 702 XRAY TEST NTICHT

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HYSTERICAL PAROXYSM A WONDERFUL HEALER STATES HERE IS HEALTH THROUGH THE MAGIC POWER OF FINE GENTLE MASSAGE IN THE VICTORIAN ERA, ONE CURE FOR MARRIED

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CRACKED.COM Rogier van der Weyden Portrait of a Young Woman circa 1460 sources: https://recapturingbeau ty.byu.edu/topics/timeli ne.php, http://www.ha

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Entry by Kittylouise

You knew people smoked and chewed it, but did you know they also stuffed T0BACCOu up their nose? They believed snuff had medicinal properties, http://

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Entry by GrannyGrump

Forget Bob! CRACKED COM TAKE iT FROM BILLY! Literally. Goat-nad implants were a fad impotence cure in the 1920s.

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Would'st have the fair face and crimson lips of an 18th Century gentlewoman? Then daub thy visage with lead, paints and powders. Caution: May cause bu

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Entry by Mattcee

In Elizabethan England. the Queen's love of sugar left her teeth black and rotten. As a result a fashion started where the aristocracy tried to make t

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Lady Gaga's shoes? Nope. Chopines were created in Turkey in the 1400's. Worn by hoth men and women as an OVer shoe meant to keep their shoes out of th

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29 Berserk Everyday Activities (Yep, The Past Was Nuts)

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CRACKEDcO Remember this scene in the 2010 Wolfman movie? That isn't torture, it's therapy! This was a nineteenth century treatment called hydrotherapy

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Entry by KMFDM4L

FERRET LEGGING The origin of ferret legging is disputed. The sport seems to have become popular among coal miners in Yorkshire, England, in the 1970s.

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CRACKEDCO BE In Q the Sate 1o0 and early 1900 long as as weighed under 15o6s and you had could a spare 50 cents you join the Ostrich races

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Entry by sirwillifer

CRACKED COM Martin Drolling's 1815 painting, L'interieur d'une cuisine. is one of many pieces involving extensive use of a pigment called Mummy Brown

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Entry by Kittylouise

THE NEXT TIME YOU COMPLAIN ABOUT SOME CRAZY OUTFIT YOUR MOM PUT YOU IN----- JUST BE GLAD THAT THE PRACTICE OF FOOT BINDING WAS BANNED IN 1912. (WELL,

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