Oddities in which believed
In the middle of the last century (recently) had a lot of things, that people believed, but now these things seem strange. Despite the fact that the belief in certain things was based on experiments and research, social impact and a more traditional way of thinking we had a strong influence.
Because of this escaped the present understanding of things that led to the strange, illogical and just false beliefs in schools, hospitals and news. Even today you can find the remains of the old theories in society, which seemed incredibly true until recently.
Here, dozens of the craziest things in which people believed until recently.
10. Pregnant women should not get a haircut
Since the days of the Victorian era (and even before), many believe that women in all respects inferior to men, including in the mental plane. Even in the 1960s, during the Cultural Revolution, many doctors believe that women are very dependent on their hormones, and pregnant women, and all were a time bomb.
It was believed that pregnant commit rash acts, which also includes a bad haircut. They were advised not to get a haircut, so you do not feel nervous about the bad hair, because, according to doctors, a woman in the position it is hair care the most. Because of such a council, haircut during pregnancy turned into an act of superstition.
9. Sharks can cure cancer.
In spite of the various experiments and arguments of experts, many people still believe that shark cartilage can cure cancer. In the 1950s, people believed that sharks have the ability to fight cancer. Dr. John Pruddon surgeon in 19-50h years, spent a huge amount of research studying the effect of shark cartilage in patients with cancer. This belief came even before the 1990s, when people believed in the ability of sharks, as these fish are one of the few do not develop cancer.
Later, scientists have shown that sharks can also be cancer. At the very fact, 42 cases of tumors in sharks have been reported.
8. Invest in a video game is stupid.
In the early 1960s, the inventor and developer of video games Ralph H. Baer was thinking about transferring video games on TV. At that time he worked in the television company. Baer asked many higher-level managers, if they think an interesting idea of transfer of video games on the TV. Many openly laughed in his face.
As a result, Bayer has collected enough money to develop its successful prototype for a company called Magnavox Odyssey. But its development overshadowed the early development of the company Atari. And yet, he released his video game, well, history has shown that he was right.
7. Cigarettes help pregnant constipation.
We all know that smoking is injurious to health, especially when it comes to pregnancy. But in the 50s and 60s cigarettes were considered real helpers for women in the state. Many women were convinced that smoking is not only possible but also necessary, as they help to relieve constipation.
Many doctors advise pregnant women to smoke at a time when they had constipation. At the same time, some doctors believed that together with smoking pregnant women should drink red wine, which "guarantees" the birth of a boy.
6. Sugar is absolutely harmless.
Today there is no doctor, trainer and nutritionist who would say that sugar is not able to do much harm to health. But if we all know about it, then why we find sugar in almost everything? Probably because for many years the sugar industry has done everything possible to hide the negative effects of sugar consumption on the human body.
In the 1960s, the US sugar industry has paid for the study, which talked about the negative effect of fat, but not sugar. So there were attempts to hide the fact that she was found between sugar and cardiovascular disease.
Even today, the company representing the sugar industry, trying to defend his name and sponsor research on the effects of sugar and its role in the development of heart disease.
5. Other future.
If you look at movies 60s, 70s and even 80s, where directors and writers try to show what will be the future, you'll notice that they were quite far from the truth.
There were even TV shows, in which the leading tried to guess what kind of technology will become commonplace in the future.
It should nevertheless be said that some of them were pretty close, especially those who foretold the appearance of 3D- technology and audio systems that can be controlled with one remote control.
Also, there is a misconception that in the future people will work less and rest more, and most of them they will be able to take a vacation for a month.
4. The unmarried woman can not issue credit cards.
In the 1960s, the US banks are reluctant to issue credit cards to unmarried women, as they believed that single women can not be trusted. And if the woman was married, she gave out a card, only when her husband signed documents with her. Banks are forbidden to later say "no" to anyone who wants to get a credit card.
What has not yet been able to make a woman at that time? In some states, they were forbidden to serve in jury trials and even to purchase contraceptives.
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3. Violence in marriage does not exist.
Violence against wife even considered at that time. Despite the fact that year after year recorded numerous cases of violence wife over his wife, it was thought that this simply can not be. For a long time, women who do not want to sleep with their husbands, were almost doomed to divorce.
It was believed that once a woman got married, then everything that happens in the family, is by common consent. Only in the 1980s, domestic violence is recognized as a crime.
2. Lobotomy effectively acts.
Each year scientists learn new facts about the human brain, and people still have much to learn. It's amazing how little people know about the brain is still 50-60 years ago. Between 1940 and 1960 and over the years, and doctors performed an operation known as lobotomy, which resulted in the injured brain of a patient for life.
In 1946, a psychiatrist Ualter Freeman lobotomy first tried using a small metal pin. He put the instrument in the eye hole of his patient, while he was awake. Freeman's idea was that, with the help of lobotomy to disable the part of the brain responsible for emotions, thus helping people with mental illness cope with depression, hysteria and multiple personalities. As it was already possible to see lobotomy did not work, and even more-inflicted damage to a unique patients, some of whom even became paralyzed for life.
Since there was almost no proper studies related to the lobotomy, this procedure continued to hold, despite the fact that some patients have even died. In this case, there was no alternative treatment for people with mental illness.
1. Rock corrupting youth.
Today we can safely say that rock music had a great influence on our world. Youth '50s and' 60s has paid much attention to the music, but as a rock and roll theme is sometimes raised rebellion and unconventional thinking, adults did not like it
Many restaurants, bars, clubs and music venues are some forbidden to play this music.
After a difficult time, which has passed through more adult generation, young people want to have fun and socialize more - and that they were not allowed to the fullest. Many adults do not understand the rock music and therefore considered it harmful, but the music (as time has shown) was stronger.