Vintage books and magazines can tell you a lot about the way people used to live back in the day. When this old publication resurfaced on the internet, however, it raised more questions than the answers it provided.

It's from 1931 and it's called Elektroschutz in 132 Bildern (Electrical Protection in 132 Pictures). The book simply lists ways people could've gotten electrocuted and while some of them totally make sense (for example, touching a lamp), there are some that look... bizarre, to put it lightly. Like, that one about the guy peeing off a bridge. Continue scrolling to check out what I mean!

(h/t vintageeveryday)

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Mother Mary Helen
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

OK. What in the actual heck is going on in this picture???

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Bonnie Blue Bird
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I'm getting the feeling that this artist is not pro-electricity :P

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Nathaniel Bong
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The electricity traveled through her body and exited, of all places, through her butt...

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T Simmons
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Just calmly sweeping that fire into someone else's problem

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Ladies and Gentlemen
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The fckrs never die this way and they cut all the wires all the time!

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Roger Haywood
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Who the heck sits at a (very tiny, I might add) sink with a hairdryer?

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Analyn Lahr
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That probably did happen from time to time. People didn't understand the dangers as well back then.

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Roger Haywood
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Notice how the ladder is leaning on the window pane? More likely to die being impaled on broken glass.

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Ben Steinberg
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Maybe the electrocuted contractor laying by the newly installed mailbox would have been a tip -off

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diane a
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Get the feeling they used electricity before they discovered insulation??

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