As strange as it may be to think about, there are some things that we take for granted which might not be so easily accepted by society if they were to be introduced today. A good example would be sugar. In many ways, it is worse for you than a lot of illegal drugs (like marijuana). These are 25 Everyday Innovations That Wouldn’t Be Approved Of Today.
This was possibly one of the worst ideas of the 20th century.
Imagine pitching this to somebody, “So, we’re going to have 3 teenage girls throw another teenage girl 15 feet in the air and then try not to catch her with their faces.”
Cars have airbags, crumple zones, seat belts, side impact steel, and more. With today’s safety concerns, motorcycles would be hard pressed to find a spot on the road if they were a new thing.
Some aspects of psychology
A vast majority of our understanding of the human brain comes from unethical experiments, many performed during wartime.
Does this even need an explanation?
It’s pretty much 100% poison.
There are less caustic products on the market that are only used for industrial purposes. Bleach is dangerous stuff.
If this made you think, wait until you see number 6!
Scientists aren’t even sure exactly how it works.
If you have any questions about this, just look up what Brian Regan has to say about it.
Summary: It’s an unstable, top-heavy board with a scalding hot iron on it.
Its original recipe include cocaine and cola nuts.
It’s an elevator with no doors, and it doesn’t wait for you to get off. This is why they stopped making paternosters (open-door, multi-platform elevators that don’t stop moving).
Refined white sugar
It has exactly 0 nutritional benefits and is extremely addictive.
The effective dose and the harmful dose are closer to one another than in a lot of medications. In all likelihood, it just wouldn’t be over the counter if it were invented today.
Corporate might take issue with this. Of course, it wasn’t like the people that started unions had it that easy. Even the government was known for killing people who tried to unionize (Ludlow Massacre).
Imagine the headlines: “Congress Votes On Whether Government Should Be Allowed To Kill You”