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Outright Bizarre Facts From The 1900s We Did NOT See Coming

Times change quickly these days. Hell, 2009 was a whole different world from 2019. But imagine going back 110 years ago, to 1909. Things were way different back then. I would almost say incomparable, but fact number 1? sounds just like people today, so I guess we can't have changed that much. Anyway, if you rekcon you know some things about what went down in the 1900s, have a squiz at these weird facts. They are random as f*ck and make me glad that I'm not living back then. Plus, you'll be king/queen of the next trivia night you attend. 

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    Font - There was was a movement in the early 1900s called the "Technocracy movement" that wanted to replace all politicians and business people with scientists and engineers. CHO ECHNOCRACY TECHNOCRACY.
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    Text - Surprisingly, roughly 90 percent of early-1900s physicians never spent a single day in a college classroom. Instead, they went to substandard medical schools, where they learned just the basics.
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    Text - Frank Goldsmith Jr was a Titanic survivor who later lived in Detroit. He never took his kids to baseball games because the stadium roars reminded him of the screams he heard on April 14th, 1912.
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    Text - Flat the early 1900s, New York City's Flatiron building used to cause enough of downdraught to lift the skirts of women passing by, giving a "daring" view of their ankles and legs. The phenomenon was notorious in that it resulted in groups of young men regularly gathering on 23rd street t watch
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    Text - In the early 1900s, peanut butter was considered a delicacy that was only served in New York Citys finest tearooms.
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    People - People practiced poor hygiene: While it's common today for people to wash their hair daily, during the early 1900s, most only washed theirs about once a month. Not to mention, they also didn't use shampoo, at least not in the traditional sense. Instead, they often opted for a beaten egg mixed with water.
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    Font - All About Facts Fact Tug of War was once an Olympicsport in the early 1900's @aafact
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