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4 yıl önce

Hidden Killers of the Victorian Home: In a genuine horror story, Suzannah Lipscomb reveals the lethal products, gadgets and conveniences that lurked in every room of the Victorian home and shows how they were unmasked.
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Lawrence Suchand
Lawrence Suchand 5 aylar önce
@Ayush Chakraverti p
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Lawrence Suchand 5 aylar önce
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The Music Library
The Music Library Yıl önce
Imagine 100 years from now, there will be a documentary on "How Phone and Social Media Addiction led to Depressed and Early Deaths of the Millenials", I can't even imagine old pictures of us with filters lol
Laura Kibben
Laura Kibben 5 gün önce
More like 5 years ability to find fentanyl laced pills and the choking game are only two.
Marcella Mitchell
Marcella Mitchell 2 aylar önce
E S 2 aylar önce
It's not phones, social media or the internet that causes depression. It's this depressive world that causes it. Maybe because the younger generations are now more sensitive to it and see it more clearly, or because it's even worse than it's been, say, 100 years ago, in many areas (but way better in others!). The internet is a good distraction, though, if you use it wisely and don't look at photoshopped pictures of people and their super empty and extremely materialistic lives all day long.
Ashley Concepcion
Ashley Concepcion 2 aylar önce
Well the concept of catfishing isn’t new. Deceptive imaging has been around since Cleopatra.(she wasn’t as physically attractive as described or portrayed)
The Joy Ninja
The Joy Ninja Yıl önce
I just wanted to point out that in your discussion around corsets you forgot to mention that woman wore PADS on their busts and hips to create the 'ideal shape' - in this way most people got the shape without endangering their health through tight lacing. In fact, there are many costume historians (Bernadette Banner for example) who have proved that women who tight-laced were very rare indeed.
Dana Gross
Dana Gross 11 gün önce
and also if you use corsetry it's more likely that you would get better results if you have a fuller body because if you're thin and slender there's less "material" to work with
Lady Rose Thorne
Lady Rose Thorne Aylar önce
And not only that but the image used is an early case of photoshop you can tell by the back ground where it has been darkened at the curved sides of the corset
Perdiddle Panskew
Perdiddle Panskew 2 aylar önce
They were put on babies, too. But an hour-long video can’t cover everything.
broganmckoko 3 aylar önce
I knew there would be pushback as soon as I saw that segment. The truth is a corset laced properly to fit the wearer author support. It does not damage the body. You have to grotesquely tighten or wear something that is completely unfitted to your body to cause harm. And yes just like today some women were obsessed with their bodies to the point of harming them. Nowadays we do it through extreme diet, exercise and surgery. Back then they did it with fabric and whialebone.
Pritam Chy
Pritam Chy Yıl önce
The last line what Suzannah said "It makes me wonder what we're oblivious to today" is exactly what I've been thinking throughout the whole documentary.
Danielle L
Danielle L 4 aylar önce
​@Jen Ynz there's a fascinating book about the Radium girls who during the war were instructed to dip their paint into the Radium and lick it to work more efficiently even though the employees were well aware of the toxicity of radiation. They watched as the girls jaws fell off and they died slow agonizing deaths but they continued advising them to lick the paint for many years to come, even after lawsuits
jo lo
jo lo 4 aylar önce
High Fructose Corn Syrup and Polyethylene Glycol
UltimateCheetah3000 4 aylar önce
@Jen Ynz Yes. Over and over again, people are willing to risk human lives if not doing so will hurt their bottom line.
Jen Ynz
Jen Ynz 6 aylar önce
@UltimateCheetah3000 More greed than incompetence. Or at least our incompetence to know how to keep ourselves from being poisoned.
UltimateCheetah3000 6 aylar önce
We already know that many things are toxic, but nothing is being done about them because of money. For example, pollution in our air and water. Our flaw nowadays isn't ignorance, it's incompetency.
Finn’s Ugly Corner
Finn’s Ugly Corner 2 yıl önce
I love this series because it’s just like, “check out how disgusting we used to be haha, they all died bruh”
Somaiya Alam
Somaiya Alam Yıl önce
LMAO they all died bruh
zoinks shaggy
zoinks shaggy Yıl önce
@Ella_ Cinder anddddd that’s a lie.
S. Claire
S. Claire Yıl önce
We aren't any better...
wren Yıl önce
Kyerra Davis
Kyerra Davis 2 yıl önce
It’s sad how I can watch stuff like this on my own but when my teachers assigns a video like this I can’t stand to watch it
Visassess 4 aylar önce
Am I the only American who learned these things in school too? People are talking about how awful and ignorant American schooling is when that's never been the case at any of the multiple American schools I went to.
CRYSTALCLAWED 7 aylar önce
@dreamy stone I wish that was the case in America but unfortunately critical thinking isn't a required course and it shows.
Jenny Callaghan
Jenny Callaghan 8 aylar önce
@pum8661 there's always time to change the damage they did!
Carmen Lye
Carmen Lye Yıl önce
corsetry is so much more complex and it's definitely worth looking into it through a fashion historian. It's a true art in how they are hand-stitched with whalebone to fit the curves of an individual's body, but it's often assumed that corsets were the thing to hurt people, not people tightlacing them, against the natural flow of their body. Many people talk about corsets as an oppressive commercial scheme, but the hatred and vilification of corsets was just as much about profit. Not to mention: beauty standards for women are constantly changing, tiny waists were definitely not always the norm and the desire.
Jude Nance
Jude Nance 2 aylar önce
Grandmother talked about having an 18 in her waist 😳
It's always Halloween except when it's Christmas
It's always Halloween except when it's Christmas 5 aylar önce
@Jen Ynz Perhaps that is true for those overweight women who date trim men. In general though it seems to me that most overweight women who are in a relationship, are in a relationship with an overweight man. I have, occasionally, also seen overweight women dating tall lanky undermuscled men, but have never seen an overweight woman with a fit man irl. Only online, and quite rarely.
Jen Ynz
Jen Ynz 6 aylar önce
@Iflie Definitely. Padding is fine. Curves are fine. Being slim doesn't mean skinny. But being chubby or fat isn't fashionable except to the woke body positive crowd. But I see a lot of those large women with trim men, so it seems they don't prefer their own type.
Iflie 6 aylar önce
@Jen Ynz The hourglass has always been preferred when a woman should carry some extra padding. Though a slight bellycurve under that was seen as atractive. Right now that is the case in North Korea where starvation is all around. Though none of it would count to us as anywhere near fat. Rich ladies who were plump would most certainly find ways to get the hourglass shape even if they were an apple.
꧁ঔৣ Eric Crites ঔৣ꧂
꧁ঔৣ Eric Crites ঔৣ꧂ 3 yıl önce
Imagine how depressing it would be to be a 5 year old child working in a factory making toys you could never play with.
IAm Preppy
IAm Preppy 2 aylar önce
Thats happening in china
Elaine8492 3 aylar önce
Yes, very cruel.
Kathleen King
Kathleen King 9 aylar önce
Now we're going thru a phase, of small children, not playing with toys, but screens
Franksadick Yıl önce
@꧁ঔৣ Eric Crites ঔৣ꧂ do you have a problem with @katie perry? Seems like you’re obsessed.
Jahnavi Hurley
Jahnavi Hurley Yıl önce
For a more accurate description and discussion of the effect of corsetry on the human body, I would recommend checking out Karolina Zebrowska and Bernadette Banner. Both are fashion historians and have done extensive research (with personal experience) into corsetry. Tightlacing (what has so frequently been misconstrued as "the only method of corsetry") is what we find so distressing today, but was not nearly as widespread as it is commonly made to seem
Ellie Wuzzup
Ellie Wuzzup 8 aylar önce
Exactly. I was cringing even reading the title!
Chaeyoung's Bestie
Chaeyoung's Bestie 9 aylar önce
The person in charge of the collection herself even stated that tight lacing was done by a small minority of women. It’d be equivalent to talking about how dangerous BBLs are and leading future peoples to believe this surgery was an epidemic in its own right when very few people get it (mostly just influencers). When they showed the drawings of women with tiny waists it kind of reminded me of how we see drawings of fashion models in advertising, although they are the “ideal” and do affect our ideas of self image, no one thinks it’s attainable…it’s highly stylized .
AdamLambboy Yıl önce
People seem to forget most women wore corsets during this time because it was the equivalent of a bra. They weren’t dangerous if you wore them correctly and didn’t tighten them too much. They were made by women for women. You got back support and your chest. Sometimes I think we need to bring them back because large breasted women aren’t getting the proper back support from bras that a corset would provide.
Laura Hinrichsen
Laura Hinrichsen Yıl önce
@AndersWatches same haha. I was just checking to make sure people were breaking this myth if not, I would have had to 😂
KusanagiMotoko100 Yıl önce
A moment of silence to remember all of those who perished just by trying to survive the normal life of the industrial era and gave us the luxuries of modern civilization.
Klevisa Bashalli
Klevisa Bashalli 8 aylar önce
@SmolSews the comment doesn’t say anything abt corsets And btw why are people not focusing on literal toddlers dying from bacteria whatsoever, or that so many died from Arsenic and Lead
SmolSews Yıl önce
No one died from just wearing a corset. But yeah their working conditions, tuberculosis, etc was horrendous
Michelle Schröck
Michelle Schröck Yıl önce
Amen 🙏🏻
Partygarnele 2 yıl önce
"how much poison do you want?" Victorians: "Yes"
Fairy_Fluffles Yıl önce
Lead? Yes ma’am. Arsenic oh yes please-
Burrito Yıl önce
S. Claire
S. Claire Yıl önce
Post Modern times people : "yes"
Jniour Sunshine
Jniour Sunshine Yıl önce
Idongesit Imuk
Idongesit Imuk Yıl önce
😂 you're funny
Kyle Blank
Kyle Blank 2 yıl önce
From what I've read, it is a myth that corsets were so dangerous. As the one woman said, the tight lacing was done by a minority of women. The majority of corset wearers wore them much looser. Today women wear spanx. High heels also are still worn.
Jay Are
Jay Are 5 aylar önce
@kenna163 you're comparing apples to oranges. You do realize that a corset restricts while a pregnancy pushes out, shifting without 100% restriction. Simple physics. One is man made, another a natural process, etc. And there is definitely documented evidence of corsets dangerous restrictions, versus just "drawings." I do think it's a matter of terminology, i.e., what is meant by a "corset" - a nonrestrictive support, or a highly restrictive "waist training" device that is pushed on young girls online and not safe. I"m not the corset gestapo. You want to wear one, then you do you. Just don't espouse the virtues without acknowledging the well-documented dangers of restrictive corsets.
mikatu 6 aylar önce
@MAD World Productions clearly you didn't watch the documentary. there's plenty of evidence regarding coursets being dangerous. whatever excuses you may come up with are easily proven wrong by facts.
shesaknitter 2 yıl önce
No wonder infant mortality rate was so high. The real wonder is how anyone, at least anyone in England, survived to adulthood.
Austin Lucas
Austin Lucas Aylar önce
@Ania Quite. I'm sure there were people then who were like "what the hell, that was dumb" when they heard of people dying to fads that were quite obviously going to cause harm.
Alexis Yıl önce
by... not having arsenic wallpaper?
Ania Yıl önce
Much of what is discussed in the video here are fads, things that are considered fashionable. If we look at the societies of today, how many are getting plastic surgeries (I'd liken that to wearing tight corsets instead of regular corset which worked like a bra and prevented hunching), how many have homes furnished exactly like the current trends dictate etc? Today also you can find a ton of beauty and health trends that are counterproductive to put it mildly, yet thankfully not everyone follows. For the same reasons not everyone got crushed by a corset (that was super rare), suffocated by gas or inhaled arsenic :)
Jasmine Mohamed
Jasmine Mohamed Yıl önce
@Nomad The Protogen huh I guess that made the poor lucky in a way.....
Quashing Tub
Quashing Tub Yıl önce
Also explains how susceptible to plagues they often were. Dayum, maybe they wouldn't have ad to deal with one every few years if they weren't so unbelievably careless lol
Scott Gallant
Scott Gallant 3 yıl önce
In college literature class we read "The Yellow Wallpaper" which told the story of a woman confined to a room due to her deteriorating mental health. It was covered with arsenic laced wallpaper. It was her demise rather than her mental health.
sabrinasjourney 11 aylar önce
No, the story never said it was poisoned wallpaper. She went mad because her husband locked her in the house all the time and she had no stimulation. It was an early feminist story.
Shannon Shepherd
Shannon Shepherd Yıl önce
Just to think they always called it "Lead poison" when I was a kid.
Hope Tikvah
Hope Tikvah Yıl önce
I was taught she was probably affected by toxic mould poisoning
Kat Page
Kat Page Yıl önce
Poor girl aw that’s so sad
Giản Đơn Khúc Phạm
Giản Đơn Khúc Phạm Yıl önce
I read that a few semesters ago as well, it was depressing
Time Traveling Stegosaurus
Time Traveling Stegosaurus Yıl önce
About 21:00 - corsetry wasn’t that extreme because they padded themselves out in the hips and shoulders instead of tight lacing. They knew the danger of tight lacing and only a small percentage of women actually did it. When worn normally, nothing anatomical changed internally. Also in most cases the corset would break before the wearer because most corset construction were not created for tight lacing. They weren’t torture they were bras! And they actually helped in places such as posture because they forced a better posture and evenly distributed weight throughout the entire mid section rather than putting all weight and pressure on the shoulders and spine such as modern bras
NeciaGamez Yıl önce
The historian, Dr. Kate, I loooooove the way she discusses history! It’s like she’s letting you in on the world biggest secret! She really knows how to keep the viewer captivated!
Bouldering Person666
Bouldering Person666 Yıl önce
Just wanna say, that not everyone wore corsets this tight. Women do used to do sports such as tennis and climbing with them on. Tight lacing was a problem though.
Bouldering Person666
Bouldering Person666 7 aylar önce
@Lisa Mac It was partially to help spread the weight of the thick layers of petticoats and partially to hide any buldging tummies and to give the impression of the desired hourglass figure - helped by padding and bussels(sp?). The Corset would spread the weight around and make clothing more comfortable to wear.
Lisa Mac
Lisa Mac 7 aylar önce
why wear them at all Its ridiculous Of course no more ridiculous then what women do to themselves today
shaggybreeks 8 aylar önce
Did they're wears them most was? It wasn't a problem though it was when then's.
Milkshake 9 aylar önce
@Bouldering Person666 Exactly, if you find a picture of a women with an extremely small waist pay attention to the background. If the background has basically nothing going on and looks like a blank wall or if there are suspiciously dark areas around the woman’s waist then its edited. If photography exists then so will editing.
aragonasten Yıl önce
It was also mentioned in the video. "Few people did tight lacing"
Definitely not a lizard
Definitely not a lizard 2 yıl önce
I love how the experts specify that only the tight-laced corsets that a minority of women wore were the ones that caused problems, but the rest of the dialogue is structured to suggest all corsets did this /s. Women still had to live, a properly fitted and made corset isn't dangerous, and was just to support women's breasts, which were often enlarged by regular pregnancies, and the heavy skirts (which was briefly said by one of the experts IN THIS EPISODE). Bending over in a corset isn't that hard either, we just have tight hamstrings from sitting down so much and struggle to hinge at the waist.
Kerala Sha
Kerala Sha 5 aylar önce
You’re in denial! That lady literally couldn’t breath and she didn’t tight lace the corset
mikatu 6 aylar önce
did you skip the part where the test was done with a not-tight courset???? just that caused a reduction of 20% in the air flow...... duh!
pettylilthing Yıl önce
@CrazyMineGamer23 that’s what I think to it also can relive back pain to
Sierra Fils
Sierra Fils Yıl önce
Thank you!! I've worn corsets as part of theater productions. Not only was I able to dance and move completely freely, but the only time it presented any problems was when I laced it way too tight. When it was properly laced, it made my ballgown costume look great and kept the skirt from being too heavy on my hips. If you want to know more, check out, a video from a fashion historian who wore the equivalent of a modern corset for her whole life.
CrazyMineGamer23 Yıl önce
Personally, based off the knowledge I know of corsets, I feel this forced women to have better posture and the such and so would have ended up being healthier than the corset equivalents we have today. Corsets weren’t the only thing that forced healthy habits but I do believe they helped.
Manslaughter 2 yıl önce
I've seen a lot of horrible deaths and heard about toxins, bacteria, viral infections, but corsets are by far the most horrifying thing. Not only is it bad for one's physical form, it also triggers my body dysmorphia which is personally the worst sort of pain I can experience. But the thing is, this sort of thing still happens. I am someone who loves technology, who wants to see extensive technological and social progress, but the effects of idealism in social media such as Instagram in which young, impressionable people only look at professional or simply breathtaking photos of heavily altered celebrities or influencers, are simply horrifying. As independent as I like to be, primarily because I am a punk and do not follow any sort of trends (as I am simply uninterested and pursue only that which satisfies me), unfortunately this sort of idealism still has an effect on me, but not in terms of what I want to be but because of what other people want me to be. Due to psychological abuse that I went through when I was young, and still do, simply because of genetically being larger, I have developed body dysmorphia which I mentioned above. Many people who are anything but thin and gender conforming are perpetually victims of continuous abuse, and treating only those who manage to alter themselves to have a thin waist, a large ass, huge breasts, big muscles and flawless skin as the only ones who are valid, it exponentially hurts people. More and more children are being affected by these unethical expectations and we seriously need to start accepting people for who and what they are.
John Doe
John Doe 2 yıl önce
It's weird how easy it is for us to go: "Haha people back then were so stupid!", when 200 years from now people will look back at our current way of living and probably come to the very same conclusions about us.
rachel Garcia
rachel Garcia 3 aylar önce
Stiletto heels
Lotie The Bunny
Lotie The Bunny Yıl önce
Ana Yıl önce
Especially for drugs, cigarettes etc. at least the Victorians didn't poison themselves on purpose lol
iam_bokang _
iam_bokang _ Yıl önce
Probably how long it took for us to get rid of COVID😂
Ruthie R
Ruthie R Yıl önce
@Honey Pea How many people has it directly killed? The bacteria in botox is non existent. It helps migraines greatly when injecting in the back of the head and has several other uses. Aspirin alone kills more per year than botox.
Jennefer Cervantes
Jennefer Cervantes 2 yıl önce
I just imagine someone doing a similar type of documentary in one hundred years about us. “Every day items that brought you closer to death in the early 21st century: and it was in every kitchen.” Item being... sugar.
Freak Aylar önce
@Austin Lucas Diet pepsi doesn't contain sucrose. My comment was pretty specofically refering to sugar.
Austin Lucas
Austin Lucas Aylar önce
@Freak The thing is, the worst of the worst who hurt themselves by poor diet choices are all so common and easy to spot. Some don't even know they're hurting themselves terribly. I saw someone on Reddit ask "Is drinking 2 liters of *Diet Pepsi* a day bad for my health?
Austin Lucas
Austin Lucas Aylar önce
@Shreya Shree kumar When I ferment Kombucha (a type of Probiotic, Fermented Tea) I must use Sugar. The Sugar is then eaten up by fermentation, so you're not going to raise your sugar levels much if you drink it.
Kerala Sha
Kerala Sha 5 aylar önce
@Shreya Shree kumar Yeah no, sugar is better than any sugar alternative
Julia Kaz
Julia Kaz 2 yıl önce
I never thought history could be so entertaining! Ive been binge watching these vids for 2 days 😶🤭
Devika Kaul
Devika Kaul Yıl önce
Terrifying not entertaining 😂😂😂😂
TheMinxy76 Yıl önce
I remember visiting a wax museum in Blackpool and there was an exhibition on the top floor to do with diseases and medical curiosities. You had to be of certain age and not of a nervous person to enter, but there was a wax exhibit of a victorian lady propped upright in an open coffin with the tiniest waist you can ever imagine. A plague beside it described how tight corsets could lead to early deaths of Victorian ladies. That wax model literally haunted my dreams for years
Viki Carts
Viki Carts 11 aylar önce
I remember that exhibition at Madame Tussaud’s Blackpool. Was terrifying for kids!
LuAnn Corbin
LuAnn Corbin Yıl önce
This is amazing to me. I wonder how many people died from wallpaper. All these abandoned buildings and farm houses. Chateaus, castles. Explains a lot.
Grace Casey
Grace Casey Yıl önce
I always found the Victorian Age fascinating; but scary as well.
Stratosphere 3 yıl önce
“The main problem was that they didn’t understand the dangers of what they were doing” ~ Victorian period in a nutshell
John Swain
John Swain 8 aylar önce
Every period in a nutshell, including our own.
vivid Yıl önce
heyy almost same pfp?
Spicy Irwin
Spicy Irwin Yıl önce
Still happening: BUTT INJECTIONS! Plastic surgery by whomever is cheapest or will take off bottom ribs, since most Dr's will not, bc ribs protect lungs, etc!
Some nights I don’t know
Some nights I don’t know Yıl önce
@Charles Loughlin 😂😂😂
Jessica Little
Jessica Little 2 yıl önce
Corsets alone weren't deadly. In fact, the average waist size back then was 23" which many women today have naturally without tight lacing. And lets not forget that women were raised into it as well so their bodies were adapted to it in a way you couldn't obtain just by jumping into one like this video. Corsets are even often used today by doctors to help straighten the spine. What many people seem to forget is that the most deadly way of obtaining a small waist then was actually to have the floating ribs removed. I would take tight lacing any day over that
Mechaela Lapuaho
Mechaela Lapuaho 2 yıl önce
31:01 I love whoever wrote this ad because it is TRUE! It’s about their health not their appearance. I’m just very proud of whoever had the guts to stand up for what’s right. Kudos to you🙌🏽
희수 Danielle
희수 Danielle Yıl önce
this sometimes makes me wonder, "what if there's something similar to this in our modern world?" Say, additives in food, or maybe the products we use. What if one day in the far (or near) future, there's a video about us online, talking about it the way this video does now.
Emma Perez
Emma Perez 4 aylar önce
@danielle7760 "Dark Waters" movie plz watch. True Story.
Tana 5 aylar önce
I’d say all of the food we purchase is adulterated these days 🙁
nothing Yıl önce
I think a big thing is fillers/botox/implant.. Think about bbl, some women die from it but many still get it and there's still research lacking on fillers etc. Breast implant illness is also a thing but there's lack of research on it.
Sel_Hyacinth 2 yıl önce
Imagine watching a documentary on how dangerous houses are-
Steph90sgirl 2 yıl önce
While you've been basically quarantining in your own for a year ....greate
Bellayani Yıl önce
The household magazines just reminds me how we have always just socially pressure each other to own the “trendy” thing.
Creati_Lo Yıl önce
Like a cult 🧐
Heidi Scarrott
Heidi Scarrott 2 yıl önce
I find the Victorian era fascinating but rather creepy at the same time.
thebuddyschannel 8 aylar önce
I love it
Skyla (the QUEEN)
Skyla (the QUEEN) Yıl önce
It’s just a mystery why these were considered the best kinds of living
Nazar Yıl önce
@B C be careful though, lots of those images online that claim to be actual death photos are not.
Snow Moon
Snow Moon 2 yıl önce
pink girl Ya same here...beautiful outfits n life style ppl had in those era be in east or west...I love medieval era..i dnt know why ppl are getting scared..
Snow Moon
Snow Moon 2 yıl önce
Cheryl Davis
Cheryl Davis 2 yıl önce
A hauntingly educational investigative channel. Money, beauty, family, We want to be good, and look good and distinguish ourselves from the dirty, unwashed masses. Bottom line...ask questions, think for yourself and step outside of your culture by reflecting and going back over your reflections to find your prejudices and misconceptions. The scary thing is how little people have changed since Victorian times.
Sydney M.
Sydney M. 2 yıl önce
I love how this was on my recommended and I watched the whole thing at 1am then went on to do a full presentation of how the Victorians inadvertently were killing themselves and were ignoring basic roman findings for the sake of a green hue that was on-trend to my best friend gotta say was a wonderful hour of my life
Baby Catcher
Baby Catcher 5 aylar önce
This is absolutely fascinating!! I figured out the arsenic and lead, before they got to it. Interesting about the corsets, although i knew about maternity corsets. My great grandmother wore one in a formal portrait with her sisters, in 1902. She was 8 months pregnant with my grandmother at the time!
Bruh Bruh
Bruh Bruh Yıl önce
I like how obsessive materialism is just good in this documentary
Kristof Nemeth
Kristof Nemeth Yıl önce
Suzannah: “I feel close to fainting” Karolina and Bernadette: excuse me, what?
rationalguy 2 yıl önce
Back in the 1950's my grandmother warned me away from playing with an old green window blind. I doubt it was arsenic laden, but she had the knowledge passed down about green things, apparently.
Alissa Reminiec
Alissa Reminiec 8 aylar önce
It was just that shade of green
Fairy_Fluffles Yıl önce
If it was an old blind it could have-
DiscoBallGaming Yıl önce
If it was green back then, it was either Arsenic or Radioactive.
Dearly Nightshade
Dearly Nightshade Yıl önce
@Sharon Kaczorowski wait really? Not that I don't believe you or anything I just want to see but is there a record of this?
Sharon Kaczorowski
Sharon Kaczorowski Yıl önce
A corpse eventually turn green as well…
сука блять
сука блять 2 yıl önce
I’m just watching for the welsh guy -- his explanation of a house explosion starting at 37:20 is just golden
Courtney Rudd
Courtney Rudd 9 aylar önce
00:46:15 Hey, just to let you know. The drawing is actually of a 23 year old Viennese woman, before and after getting sick from cholera in 1831. The drawing is in a book called The Sick Rose by Richard Barnett, which is a really cool book filled with drawings of diseases. Ifv you like to learn about historic medicine I would defiantly recommend it. Not trying to be rude just wanted to be helpful.
G Smith
G Smith 8 aylar önce
Wow! Very interesting. I love history. And, yes, this made me think of what we're oblivious to today.
Aelinor Holloway
Aelinor Holloway Yıl önce
That's really interesting, in my coloring in, I've been using felt pens, with metallic art pens and metallic gel pens to recreate the same asthenic as the brightly colored wallpapers they were showing.
TheaterPup 8 aylar önce
I was a baby in the early 80s in the US. I actually remember my parents mentioning that they'd made sure not to get lead paint for the house, heh, so I guess that's around when things started changing.
Lise Martino
Lise Martino 4 yıl önce
I remember being taught a fantastic Victorian nursery rhyme. “Last night the kitchen boiler burst And Father cursed and cursed, But Mother, with a kinder feeling Scraped the housemaid off the ceiling.”
spud crisp
spud crisp Yıl önce
@Franksadick no, it isnt. ""Ring a Ring a Rosie" or "Ring Around Roses" which talks about the Black Death which occurred from 1347 in England and Europe." - the black death also had bodies being burned.
Franksadick Yıl önce
@spud crisp ring around the rosie is about scarlet fever and the ashes, ashes, all fall down is the bodies being cremated
Lotie The Bunny
Lotie The Bunny Yıl önce
Chare van den Heever
Chare van den Heever 3 yıl önce
@Austin Lucas Fuckin hell.
katt berckley
katt berckley 3 yıl önce
@Tamlan Dipper my dad used to tell me that one as a kid!
Yorick Jenkins
Yorick Jenkins Yıl önce
Superb and enthralling social history. I cannot thank you enough for this series. I hope that people realise that when we see things as foolish in retrospect, we should take into consideration what may be "hidden killers" today. Will future generations look back at mobile phones for example with dismay and shock? Today as then, financial interests may work hard to dismiss the idea that a profit making product is a "hidden killer".
Iftekhar Ahmed
Iftekhar Ahmed Yıl önce
it’s scary when you realize what consequences we are conditioning ourselves n loved ones to in our modern world
Karen Harlow
Karen Harlow Yıl önce
You’ve done a great job with these videos thanks for sharing !!
MsLyriah Yıl önce
I love that they said a "Very small percentage of women would tight lace" and the entire take on corsets as a whole is "OMG THEY ARE KILLING THEMSELVES." If you wear the appropriate size and you don't lace tighter than you have to, you'll be fine.
Rila Bear
Rila Bear 5 aylar önce
@Kerala Sha Believe it or not, corsets were actually designed with the human body in mind, and were each made to fit the individual's body type correctly. Modern mass-produced corsets are not the same corsets Marie Antoinette or the average Victorian or Edwardian lady wore. The materials used and how they were constructed and shaped were (for the most part) designed to be comfortable enough for everyday use whilst giving women that desired figure that was popular at the time. Some corsets were designed purely for fashion's sake, which might lead to a little more discomfort. Those corsets were usually reserved for more special occasions or more specially designed dresses. Looking at it that way, it's not that different from how fashion is today.
MsLyriah 5 aylar önce
@Kerala Sha Because its backed by unbiased facts that actually delve into it? Because you can watch people live comfortably in a corset and talk about their experiences? Because you can LITERALLY look up the information yourself?
Kerala Sha
Kerala Sha 5 aylar önce
And why should we believe you?..
Ryanne Barlow
Ryanne Barlow Yıl önce
I love the sounds of very old boiler system heating at night lol.. When I was young, traveling with my parents, we stayed in several historic buildings, hotels, mansions, etc. At first the noises scared me, but very quickly became soothing when I knew what it was from.
Anselma Reich
Anselma Reich 2 yıl önce
Hey, I just noticed at 34:05 when I was pausing to read the newspaper article ... it says that several people suffocated from gas, but one man and his child were saved by their dog, whose scratching at the door woke the man up just in time. Moral: Be good to animals. They might just save your life.
Kimberley Tyler
Kimberley Tyler Yıl önce
@Lotie The Bunny k
Lotie The Bunny
Lotie The Bunny Yıl önce
Ettina Kitten
Ettina Kitten Yıl önce
A family I heard of awoke to their cat yowling in the middle of the night, which was really out-of-character behavior for the cat. One of them got up to go see what got the cat upset and promptly fainted and woke up on the floor. He ended up crawling to the phone and calling 911, saving their whole family from dying of carbon monoxide poisoning.
Cindy Kitty
Cindy Kitty 2 yıl önce
"I'm spending hours in the morning getting into my corset" This redhead girl got me fuming. You can get fully dressed as a Victorian woman in 10-12 minutes!
Ur mom
Ur mom Yıl önce
I spend like a day!
MAD World Productions
MAD World Productions Yıl önce
@Anon It was never fashionable to wear them super tight amongst anyone who actually had to work. People were just wearing them as bust and garment support.
Anon Yıl önce
@Jademarie Dawes There's a big difference between a skirt and a corset which squashes your organs though, regardless how fast you can get into them. Women wore them for hours and that was bound to make their chores more slow and laborious. Especially when it was fashionable to wear them super tight.
Wombat Person
Wombat Person 2 yıl önce
Man, I had to wear a back brace for about a year that was made out of hard plastic. It was no where near that tight and it was still wildly uncomfy. It legitimately hurt.
Wombat Person
Wombat Person 2 yıl önce
@Analog Dreams it really do be
Analog Dreams
Analog Dreams 2 yıl önce
Scoliosis be like that.
Paula Black
Paula Black Yıl önce
I've watched these a hundred times and I still find them interesting! I just adore the narrator.
Viviana Cano
Viviana Cano 2 yıl önce
Being from Spain I have always enjoyed British culture. I enjoy this documentary's history of Britain.
Your_Local_Hunter Yıl önce
it feels like im watching a documentary, I love it
Pinkey Sherbet
Pinkey Sherbet 4 yıl önce
These shows always remind me of how actually lucky we are to be alive. Like so many people died from all kinds of gross and dangerous stuff all through history and we came from the survivors.
Gummy Yoon
Gummy Yoon Yıl önce
Well atleast you're looking at the bright side.
TJ347 3 yıl önce
Descended from survivors, yes... And yet we're similarly dying from things in our own 21st century homes, and the danger of most of these products is already known. Ironic.
WitchidWitchid 2 yıl önce
Thise Victorian homes were so beautiful. Such incredibly beautiful decor. Heck I'd put up with a few of those hidden dangers to live like that. Besides, today's homes are just as full of hidden dangers, perhaps even more than they were back then.
UdderlyLost Yıl önce
I had a teacher in high school that would joke about how it seemed people died so easily in the past. These hidden killers in the homes makes that make sense
Annabella dragonlady
Annabella dragonlady Yıl önce
I absolutely love these docs !! Thank you
Ryanne Barlow
Ryanne Barlow Yıl önce
Your talking about it being shocking that lead paint wasn't banned till 1970. I live in the USA I bought a house in 2008. While living there my 4 year old tested positive for lead. Turned out that all the white crown moulding in the house had lead paint. It took me over a year to find out.
Lulas Song
Lulas Song 9 aylar önce
Asbestos is a killer too, in homes and shelters.
Jeanie Q
Jeanie Q 2 yıl önce
My grandmother was born in 1897 in New York City. She hated corsets. Women who didn’t wear them were considered loose. My grandmother was very slender and small busted. The corset would ride up and poke her under arms which made her very uncomfortable. She told me the purpose of the corset was so if a man was so bold as to put his arm around your waist he would only feel the bone or metal stays. When her father died, her mother had died when she was very young, she was in her mid-20s. She came home from the funeral and threw all of the corsets in the trash. She switched To wearing camisoles. She lived to be 100 years old.
Hajnalka Juhasz
Hajnalka Juhasz 8 aylar önce
Brave woman! Admirable!
Jeanie Q
Jeanie Q 9 aylar önce
@Adrian Ghandtchi I was talking to a woman who survived two world wars and the sexual revolution. She also wore corsets. We would go to the movies. She wasn’t a fan of costume dramas. Best wishes.
Jeanie Q
Jeanie Q 9 aylar önce
@Ur mom she died of a stroke.
Adrian Ghandtchi
Adrian Ghandtchi 9 aylar önce
@Jeanie Q honey you need to get your head out of the movies and focus on the real world, tightlacing is rare, A corset, and further back as stays, is a supportive garment.
Adrian Ghandtchi
Adrian Ghandtchi 9 aylar önce
It sounds like her corset didn’t fit her very well, proper fitting course sets need to be made to measure.
Walter Fechter
Walter Fechter 2 yıl önce
Besides regaling us with the nastiness of Victorian home life, Suzannah Lipscomb is the loveliest and most-charming of all the documentary narrators.
Annie Takumi
Annie Takumi Yıl önce
Humans came a long way. The comfort we have now that we take for granted is mind boggling. I feel sorry to say this but the experience of the people who came before us paved the way of making our lives now to be safe.
Aloha x Sunny
Aloha x Sunny Yıl önce
What I wish I would learn in history: Also I literally learn more history in my reading class than history
Andy Gitarz
Andy Gitarz 2 yıl önce
Only just discovered this channel. Fabulous well made content. Who needs TV , Sky and all that other so called "Reality" tv Absolute History. Liked and subscribed ... Thanks
allie motchka
allie motchka Yıl önce
This is the kind of video that makes you relieved that you’re living today.
icedragonair 2 yıl önce
They kinda mentioned this very briefly, but very few people actually tight laced their corsets. It was people being extreme kinda like those women who get plastic surgery to look like a Barbie. Most women who wore corsets were fairly comfortable, and laced them only to keep them on. Also most of the time it wasn't men forcing them to wear corsets, women wanted this. There's many funny Victorian cartoons of men making fun of women's fashion, as extreme and silly.
Happy Birthday
Happy Birthday 2 yıl önce
@icedragonair You just stated the patriarchal as fact, keep continue degraded women inside patriarchal again. You think I'm living in hatred and misinformation to made yourself as generous and think women choose, you just turn blind to let women suffer to men. I hate everyone who not like you? How about you keep patriarchal take away women rights and fake equality to men? You just mutilation the women as objects for men, you just accused as another oppresser to say: is women choose which is not and ignore the truth is men handle the power rules in this world to control women. You just let corsets wear women, not the women wear corsets living by men standard. About you say men oppressed women, women oppressed women was quote from 鲁迅,that's is true based by patriarchal, you are patriarchal women as I said in beginning.
Happy Birthday
Happy Birthday 2 yıl önce
@icedragonair do you know nude bra and AIRism bra? I disagree all you said, of coz you don't need bother me either, because degraded women is you, not me. You still let the women suffering for men and allow patriarchal women/men threatening on women.
Happy Birthday
Happy Birthday 2 yıl önce
@icedragonair You are patriarchal women, of course call me feminszi to ashamed women stand against you and men standard support with you. Also is not shame and dominanted if you know how to compare. You just accused the patriarchal
Tim Mieczkowski
Tim Mieczkowski Yıl önce
As a Yankee I’m FASCINATED by these documentaries
Vickie Adams
Vickie Adams Yıl önce
I was watching a home makeover show (from England 2021). It's called, "60 Minute Makeovers" and another where 3 homes are up to be sold. Recommendations are made on how to get the homes sold. All the English homes have wallpaper. That's a tradition from Victorian England that has never went away. Every single house redecorated included wallpaper updates and changes. I haven't seen wallpaper since my mom redecorated in the mid 1970's. In America we preferred lead in our paint. Arsenic wallpaper or lead paint chips? It was a headache to apply (for us) back then. In Victorian England it was deadly. I wonder if the wallpaper manufacturers knew this was a danger?
Olivier Gagnon
Olivier Gagnon 5 aylar önce
I can’t find anything about other countries, but in Canada we banned arsenic pressure treated wood in playgrounds in 1993. I was about 10, and I remember it making the news (was a petition thing I think). We still all remember the green beams 😅.
ThatOneElfNamedAiko 2 yıl önce
You know corsets weren't actually deadly. Only the practice of Tight Lace. Corsets were just like bras. Nothing more.
Wayne Nance
Wayne Nance 7 aylar önce
Well I'm a 73 yr old suburban male. And mine are always too damn tight.
Rebecca Rayburn
Rebecca Rayburn 10 aylar önce
I thank God every day that I don't wear or need to wear a bra
S Jurjāns
S Jurjāns 2 yıl önce
@Freya_The_Rat ...your English is good! Cheers! 😊❤️
ThatOneElfNamedAiko 2 yıl önce
Julie Sprik yes, but they serve the same function which us support
Freya_The_Rat 2 yıl önce
Julie Sprik bras are more painful and annoying
FlawlessImperfection Beauty
FlawlessImperfection Beauty 10 aylar önce
Corsets have health benefits for certain conditions, and can help in several ways. They help me avoid passing out, but I can’t bear them in warmer weather. True tight-lacing was done rarely, most women wore them in practical comfort.
Roly 2 yıl önce
Seeing things like this just confuse me on how we managed to survive this long 😂
KK and sims 4
KK and sims 4 7 aylar önce
The poor that’s the one generation we can count on being an Excesses of and not having g money to spend on stupidity honestly we should all be letting them live life of pleasure . Since they single handedly have saved humanity by having tons of kids and being mentally strong to put up with death decay hate
bumboclat 7 aylar önce
@Phat Cat I know plenty examples
Phat Cat
Phat Cat 7 aylar önce
@bumboclat Not for the women. ☠
Allu 9 aylar önce
today’s documentary: how humanity went from upgrading to downgrading
Sidonie Winter Pasternak
Sidonie Winter Pasternak 10 aylar önce
@cruisepaige don't wear them, go braless and the cotton panties only, at least at home and on the weekends. Incredibly comfy and the heck what someone thinks.
Eden's Whatever Channel
Eden's Whatever Channel Yıl önce
I kinda feel like it needs to be said that when talking about corsets, they had stated that the danger of it was because of tightlacing. They didn't say just wearing one was bad.
Kaarun Yıl önce
This video made me feel like I travelled back in time.
Frances Bernard
Frances Bernard 2 yıl önce
Not all corsets worn was only worn for the sake of beauty. Some were worn to help lift weights. Like sick children up a flight of stairs with a bathroom on the next floor where the child's bedroom was. That kind of corset was instead called a vest like the kind you see being worn by Snow White in the Seven Dwarfs. Or like the kind of vests sometimes being worn by the Mrs. Von Trap character near the end of the movie too called, "The Sound of Music."
Ashley Yıl önce
Remember that quote from Elizabeth Swann from the Prites of the Caribbean? "Women in London must have learned not to breathe". Didn't believe it back then but now, I'm absolutely stumped
WarmMilk 4 yıl önce
"We don't want people thinking our products are bad. Who cares if there is any proof that it is killing people, Keep selling!!" Big companies never change do they...
Jayamila Persson
Jayamila Persson 2 yıl önce
Mobile phones?
Emil98 3 yıl önce
@BlackStarSymphony Damn I am lucky all that sugar in my diet made me hate sweets, yet again due to sugar being even in "unprocessed" meat and other places you dont really need sugar in I barely eat so less lucky I guess.
Frances Powell
Frances Powell 3 yıl önce
Nup. Which is why you should be suss of any leader or lawmaker who wants to "cut red tape". It's never for our benefit.
Karlovist Times
Karlovist Times 3 yıl önce
@Shannon W its called socialism ;)
TheEnabledDisabled 3 yıl önce
@BlackStarSymphony they are they just dont care since their is no good alternative
Hairyfrankfurt 2 yıl önce
Watching stuff like this, it's amazing we've come this far tbh
Ally_ Voe_
Ally_ Voe_ 2 yıl önce
I learn more listening to these while drawing then what I do during school
Bill Kitchen
Bill Kitchen Yıl önce
I knew about lead in paint but the arsenic in wallpaper I didn't know. And so much arsenic could be in that one room. There's still a lead pipe coming into my house for water, and found brick chiseled out when I replaced some loose plaster so the sink must have been on the side wall at one time. There's a 1920's house I have read about and open to the public and want to visit in Glasgow
Armani 10 aylar önce
Love watching documentary like this
SRachaelC Yıl önce
This is my favourite series of ALL. TIME.
kary ann Fontaine
kary ann Fontaine 2 yıl önce
My grandparents were born in the 1880s. I listened to all the stories about gas heating and cooking, wall paper and frightening explosions. My Nana always wore a corset to look her proper best. It is wonderful so many people survived all the hazards.
stale marshmallow
stale marshmallow 2 yıl önce
I never knew people were so defensive of corsets.
Rebecca Rayburn
Rebecca Rayburn 10 aylar önce
I bet if one looked, one could still find women who think women shouldn't be allowed to vote.
Katie M.
Katie M. 11 aylar önce
@Heather Sealey How? If someone claimed that some random youtuber was a biologist and I pointed out that they didn't even have a B.A. in biology--or any credentials indicating that they were a self-taught biologist, like being published in a journal--would that be elitist too? It's not elitist to point out that someone doesn't have the credentials or job title that they (or their fans) claim they have.
Heather Sealey
Heather Sealey 11 aylar önce
@Katie M. That's a very elitist attitude.
Katie M.
Katie M. Yıl önce
@akplmn No she isn't. Check for yourself, she has no degree in history (not even a bachelor's) and no other credentials (like being published in an academic journal). She's an expert seamstress and costume designer, and skilled at recreating historical garments, but no historian.
Shi La
Shi La Yıl önce
😂😂 comment section going wild
Aeris My Love
Aeris My Love Yıl önce
Wow these documentaries are great!
Ninja Keks
Ninja Keks Yıl önce
Corsets were actually not that bad, people in a certain period were just stupid enough to do everything that was trendy, unregardingly of the pains. They saw that they could do it, and so they did. Corsets can be very helpful for your back and for sitting upright, you just have to do it right, not too tight and with an undergarment UNDER the corset just like its support to be worn, then it is perfectly safe. Remember, it's supposed to support, not to change. Many things are dangerous when handled wrong.
J. Ashley
J. Ashley Yıl önce
"It makes me wonder what we're oblivious to today" - great final words.
Valerie Dee
Valerie Dee 10 aylar önce
Actually in all bright colored wallpaper contained arsenic. It was the mold that grew that killed you. The paste was food for the mold. Arsenic is still used in cosmetics. I find that interesting.
Me and My Uncle’s Brother
Me and My Uncle’s Brother 2 yıl önce
In 500 years, instead of this, there will be a hologram showing millennials dropping their phones on their faces while in bed.
Where’s the rum?! 🏴‍☠️
Where’s the rum?! 🏴‍☠️ 8 aylar önce
And snacking on Tide Pods. 🤦🏻‍♀️
KlausGH Yıl önce
Really? As a 59 year old who often reads books in bed on the smartphone until going to sleep I don't quite understand why anybody would hold it from where it would fall on one's face! 😂😂😂
F Cosmos
F Cosmos Yıl önce
Jocelyn Orenda
Jocelyn Orenda Yıl önce
LMFAOOO ok you win the comments section
Pauuu _
Pauuu _ 2 yıl önce
Wait... why is it for millennials though? I thought everyone use a cellphone...
The Shinikuri Reaper
The Shinikuri Reaper Yıl önce
watching these documentries: reliving my life as a four year old
LonelyAssassin96 2 yıl önce
I've worn corsets for cosplay before, and let me tell you, you will absolutely know when you've got it too tight.
Nadine Jammet
Nadine Jammet 2 yıl önce
People then didn't consider arsenic as a dangerous substance. It had been used as a treatment for syphilis for a very long time.
Ettina Kitten
Ettina Kitten Yıl önce
Apparently it actually helps a little with syphilis. Of course, penicilin works much better with far less negative side effects, but it was discovered much later. Makes me wonder if someday we'll see chemotherapy for cancer in the same light as arsenic for syphilis. Both situations involve toxic chemicals being used to combat a deadly disease by people who have no better alternative.
Dani The Fiend
Dani The Fiend 2 yıl önce
I adore this series.
ultimatebishoujo29 2 yıl önce
Same here
Stephanie Montor
Stephanie Montor 10 aylar önce
Wow so interesting! I love this series. Keep producing more!
D Quinn
D Quinn 4 yıl önce
To be fair, those patterns are to die for.
winter Yıl önce
Aditi Pandey
Aditi Pandey Yıl önce
how dare you make a pun like that lmaoo
Toon She
Toon She Yıl önce
Lotie The Bunny
Lotie The Bunny Yıl önce
yourresume 2 yıl önce
After watching several of these hidden killers videos I think I can safely say that nothing the Victorians did was safe
DrRocketman 779
DrRocketman 779 2 yıl önce
It wasn't until 1978 in the USA that lead paint was banned, and lead pipes were made until 1982
Emily Yıl önce
@DrRocketman 779 Yes. Unfortunately all in contact with food kind of dishes😔
DrRocketman 779
DrRocketman 779 Yıl önce
@Emily if there's lead glass in your kitchenware it shouldn't be harmful. If you have lead in a pot or something in direct contact with food though....
DrRocketman 779
DrRocketman 779 Yıl önce
@Ettina Kitten yeah I had a lead sewer pipe under the toilet in an old house that I rented in Colorado.
Emily Yıl önce
Still in some dishware and kitchenware I just found out🤭
Ettina Kitten
Ettina Kitten Yıl önce
And lots of those paints and pipes are still in place in homes people live in today.
TurtleJeepJen Yıl önce
Arsenic!!! That’s insane!!!! I wonder if it smelled like almonds? (On the crime episodes on TV, they suspect arsenic poisoning if they smell almonds during autopsy.)
Trevor Keen
Trevor Keen 2 yıl önce
RE Her last line: "It makes me wonder what we're oblivious to today?" Well, only recently have we seen people falling ill because of vaping, and I've never heard about the carcinogenic effects of pot smoking. It's ridiculous to assume, as some people do, that even after the deaths of millions from cigarette smoking, that inhaling some other crap into your lungs must be OK.
Ian C
Ian C Yıl önce
People don't fall ill from vaping shop bought liquids, they fall ill from making their own liquids from unsuitable substances such as oils. Nebulizers used in the treatment of lung conditions are widely used all over the world use the same liquid that is used in electronic cigarettes, Propylene Glycol as a carrier for medicines in vapour form. In e-cigs a small amount of flavouring is added along with nicotine, these have both been tested AND approved for use in vaping and apart from a small number of mistakes which were made in the early days of e-cigs, nobody has reported any ill effects from them. Some unsuitable flavourings were mixed in small batches of liquid in the early days of e-cigs but they were identified quickly and those liquids were taken off the market, since then manufacturers have been required to identify and list all the components in their products.
WitchidWitchid 2 yıl önce
There are risks to almost everything. The thing is that even a moderate to heavy weed smoker doesn't smoke nearly as often as people tend to with tobacco cigarettes.
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