19 Photos That Prove The Past Was A Totally Terrifying Time To Be Alive

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Medical procedures in the early 20th century were often experimental. And, without doubt, this picture shows just how weird those experiments got. Just to clear things up: this poor woman is attempting to have her freckles removed with the use of carbon dioxide. We haven’t a clue what the rest of the apparatus is about, though.

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Image: via Bizarro Central

This Santa Claus at least looks a bit more pleasant to deal with than the one above. It’s just a shame, then, that he’s brought an entourage of terrifying clowns with him. And it’s no wonder that the poor kid is seemingly doing everything in her power to ignore them – in fact, we can’t believe she isn’t screaming down the hospital already.

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