These 14 Inventions From The Past Will Make You Glad You Weren’t Alive Back Then

We live in a world full of incredible technology that makes different aspects of our lives so much easier, but back in the day, tools people used weren’t exactly as efficient.

We’ve made amazing technological advancements over the last few hundred years, but with every great invention comes at least a few strange “innovations” — like the interesting objects below.

Whether they were completely unnecessary or just really bad ideas, here are 14 inventions that you’ll probably be glad are things of the past.

1. If women wanted to stay ahead of the game and plan out who they wanted to dance with at a ball, dance cards came in handy.

2. Want to shower without messing up your hair and makeup? Then this is the product for you!

3. What could possibly go wrong when you’re wearing a baby suspender while ice skating?

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4. Before toilets, there were chamber pots. I’ve never been so thankful for bathrooms.

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5. Here we see baby’s first gas pram in England in 1938.