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 1 month ago

Mental note: do not pee off a bridge

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Mother Mary Helen 1 month ago

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

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Bonnie Blue Bird 1 month ago

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

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Nathaniel Bong 1 month ago

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

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Roger Haywood 1 month ago

Hey let's electrocute uncle Stan for a prank.

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Ladies and Gentlemen 1 month ago

Poor Doggo!

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Roger Haywood 1 month ago

Because this is how you milk a cow.

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T Simmons 1 month ago

I LOVE LAMP

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Peak25500 1 month ago

The stove’s smile...

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Jo Smith 1 month ago

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

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T Simmons 1 month ago

Just calmly sweeping that fire into someone else's problem

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Roger Haywood 1 month ago

Not sure what they are getting at here.

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Ladies and Gentlemen 1 month ago

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

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Mother Mary Helen 1 month ago

This reminds me of that horrid game "Operation".

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Roger Haywood 1 month ago

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

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Roger Haywood 1 month ago

Because everyone grabs lightbulbs like this.

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diane a 1 month ago

Cant have been a gold necklace

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Jo Smith 1 month ago

What the? Who would put a light there?

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Analyn Lahr 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month ago

See? This is why I avoid housework.

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Nathaniel Bong 1 month ago

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

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Rory Macmanus 1 month ago

Why is she cleaning an execution chamber?

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anarkzie 1 month ago

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

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Ms. Understood 1 month ago

Why is Bill Nye so angry???

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Ben Steinberg 1 month ago

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

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Roger Haywood 1 month ago

The artist is obsessed with lamps.

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diane a 1 month ago

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

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diane a 1 month ago

Still valid today - if you are stupid

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