These Vintage Ads Would Instantly Be Banned Today

If you think that advertisements these days have become a moral litmus test, these vintage advertisements will have you gasping in disbelief. Nothing like this would have ever made it to print today...

Beauty Over Brains

Even today, women's looks are still valued over their intellects. Misogyny like this can be traced all the way back, far before sexist ads like this one. Also, unrelated, but can you imagine soap costing ten cents? Times have changed in more ways than one...


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The More You Know

  • The world record for the tallest stack of doughnuts totaled more than 3,000.
  • The largest known living organism is an aspen grove.
  • If you ate nothing but rabbit meat, you would die from protein poisoning.
  • The sun and moon appear to be the same size in the sky because of an astonishing coincidence: the moon is 400 times smaller but 400 times closer.
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