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Old-Timey Christmas Cards Were Horrifically Weird

Nowadays, the holidays are a time for family gatherings, drinking (or hating) egg nog, and considerably less murder-by-bears. Apparently before we had the now classic Santa-in-the-red-suit business, people had dancing frogs and turnip-aristocrats. For other surprising old-timey stuff, there's also some cool vintage life-hacks from forever ago.

Strange and bizarre old Christmas cards.
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Old-Timey Life Hacks from Forever Ago

Apparently instead of surgeon generals warnings and pictures of diseased lungs, cigarette packages used to contain household, survival and safety tips. Here are some vintage life hacks. For some more recent life hacks that aren't exactly relevant today, here are 90s lifehacks to free your time for drinking surge and listening to pearl jam. For something more relevant, here are some life pro tips.

Old-Timey life hacks
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Tumblr Users Get Schooled On Physics and Car Safety

The general idea here is whether or not older cars are "better" than newer ones when it comes to accidents. Sure, an older sturdy car won't fall apart as easily in an accident. What it will do is transfer all the kinetic energy of a crash directly into your body. Sometimes people on the internet are wrong about stuff, like this discussion about the facts of plague and veganism

Tumblr user explains why newer cars are safer than old ones.
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Weird and Creepy Album Covers of The Past

Since music is a primarily auditory experience, many artists don't seem to be too skilled when it comes to developing their image. Low budgets, awkward photoshoots and the swift and crushing passage of time have left many artists of the past in a whirling eddy of unrelatable creepiness that in retrospect, is fun to gawk at. In a similar vein of weird stuff people made, here are strange how-to books.

Creepy, strange, funny and weird vintage album covers.
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43 Interesting and Sometimes Outrageous Vintage Food Advertisements

Some of these are kind of cool. Some of these are a little shocking. Some of them are gross. Some of them are straight-up weird. Post World War II America was a place of seemingly endless prosperity. How this attitude resulted with ads for putting Mayo on pears and putting chow mein in a can, we'll never know. The snapshot of the past is interesting enough, especially with some of the stuff here that never caught on.

vintage advertisement for cigarettes and hot dr pepper
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20 Kids in Unsafe Situations That Wouldn't Fly Today

Back when a kid could just walk around the woods alone all day. Back when you could give a baby a beer and a bottle rocket. Back when a child's car seat was pretty much just a mobile iron murder cage. Has parenting gotten safer and more responsible or just less fun? Little of column A, little of column B.

old pics of kids
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32 Spooky Pics to Chill Your Bones and Creep Your Jeepers

Your spine isn't gonna tingle itself, so go ahead and outsource the job. Here are some spooky pics to help keep you up at night, because you want that for some reason. For some two sentence horror stories, check out these.

cursed and super creepy images
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29 Strange Images of Vintage WTF That Prove People Have Been Weird Forever

Turns out we've always been strange. For decades before you were born, people loved spooky skeletons, spanking, and dressing up their dogs like people. So things have never really changed. Whether that information makes you feel any better is up to you.

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