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

  • Doctors' sloppy handwriting kills more than 7,000 people annually in the United States.
  • Stephen Hawking is 73 years old and has outlived his shortened life expectancy due to ALS by over 50 years.
  • Singapore plans to build floating burbs.
  • In 1993, San Francisco held a referendum over whether a police officer called Bob Geary was allowed to patrol while carrying a ventriloquist’s dummy called Brendan O’Smarty. He was.
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