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These Are The 12 Most Ridiculous Inventions From The 1920s

Many people like to romanticize the 1920s by resurrecting fashion trends like the flapper dress and decking out modern bars with a speakeasy motif. HowMany people like to romanticize the 1920s by resurrecting fashion trends like the flapper dress and decking out modern bars with a speakeasy motif. However, the 1920s wasn’t all cool underground drinking spots and sleek bob hairstyles—it was actually packed with some pretty weird inventions, movements, and ideas.

The Anti-Flirt Clubever, the 1920s wasn’t all cool underground drinking spots and sleek bob hairstyles—it was actually packed with some pretty weird inventions, movements, and ideas.

The Anti-Flirt Club

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Not all women in the 1920s were Zelda Fitzgerald types. In fact, one group of particularly prudent women in Washington D.C. actually created The Anti-Flirt Club, which was dedicated to protecting young women from receiving unwanted advances from men. The group honed in on horny motorists and guys who hung out on street corners, and created a strict set of rules that outlawed flirting, winking, dating strangers, smiling at strangers, becoming friends with men who “take a fatherly interest,” and playing the field.

The Pedestrian Scoop

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The Pedestrian Scoop was designed to swoop up pedestrians instead of barreling over them in the event of a car accident. The scoop was invented in 1924, with the intent of reducing car accident fatalities in Paris. A modified version of the device was also used in Germany in the late 1920s. You can watch it in action here!

The Isolator

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Who needs ADD medication when you can pop on the Isolator? This extreme 1920s device blocked out all sights and sounds to keep one hyper focused on their writing. The helmet made the wearer deaf and reduced vision to a tiny sliver. The man who created the isolator, Hugo Gernsback, was also editor of Science and Invention magazine and wrote several science fiction novels—presumably while wearing the Isolator.

Creepy Glasses For Reading In Bed

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Here’s one creepy 1920s invention that actually stuck around! These odd glasses allowed one to read in bed without straining their neck—however, they look awfully terrifying when the wearer is viewed horizontally.

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