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 6 months ago

Mental note: do not pee off a bridge

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Mother Mary Helen 6 months ago

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

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Bonnie Blue Bird 6 months ago

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

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Nathaniel Bong 6 months ago

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

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Roger Haywood 6 months ago

Hey let's electrocute uncle Stan for a prank.

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Ladies and Gentlemen 6 months ago

Poor Doggo!

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Roger Haywood 6 months ago

Because this is how you milk a cow.

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T Simmons 6 months ago

I LOVE LAMP

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Peak25500 6 months ago

The stove’s smile...

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Jo Smith 6 months ago

"Be careful when fork jousting atop a hay laden cart pulled by cattle" - solid advice.

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T Simmons 6 months ago

Just calmly sweeping that fire into someone else's problem

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Roger Haywood 6 months ago

Not sure what they are getting at here.

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Ladies and Gentlemen 6 months ago

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

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Mother Mary Helen 6 months ago

This reminds me of that horrid game "Operation".

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Roger Haywood 6 months ago

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

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Roger Haywood 6 months ago

Because everyone grabs lightbulbs like this.

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diane a 6 months ago

Cant have been a gold necklace

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Jo Smith 6 months ago

What the? Who would put a light there?

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Analyn Lahr 6 months ago

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

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Roger Haywood 6 months ago

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

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Mother Mary Helen 6 months ago

See? This is why I avoid housework.

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Nathaniel Bong 6 months ago

This isn't electrocution, this is a house fire...

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Rory Macmanus 6 months ago

Why is she cleaning an execution chamber?

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anarkzie 6 months ago

I say, what's this light blub doing here.

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Ms. Understood 6 months ago

Why is Bill Nye so angry???

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Ben Steinberg 6 months ago

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

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Roger Haywood 6 months ago

The artist is obsessed with lamps.

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diane a 6 months ago

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

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diane a 6 months ago

Still valid today - if you are stupid

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