TIL that in the 1890s, X-Rays were used extensively as entertainment. People could even buy or build their own X-ray apparatus for use at home. Many who popularized the technology developed cancer, suffered amputations, or died. by whatilearned July 7, 2021, 1:43 pm Read more: https://daily.jstor.org/the-x-ray-craze-of-1896/ What do you think? 12 Points Upvote Downvote 1890samputationsapparatusbuildbuycancerdevelopeddiedentertainmentextensivelyhomepeoplepopularizedsufferedtechnologyTILToday I learnedxrayXrays See more Previous article Corn Oil Used Most Often for French Fries A new study shows corn oil is the most popular frying oil used for cooking french fries at major fast food outlets, though healthier oils are available. Next article What horrible thing are people trying to defend? 7 Comments Leave a Reply Hey Billy, check out this pic of my guts, look at that. Look at that sweet baseball looking thing.. What, take another? Sure! Whoa check out that baseball looking thing, it’s bigger, let’s do another, whoa Billy its bigger, let’s do you now Log in to Reply The ones for x-raying feet were called “pedoscopes” [stop laughing at the back please!] and were still used right up until the 1970s in the UK, despite health risks being known. Log in to Reply I mean, it’s such a pretty word, “fluoroscope.” It lets you see such interesting things. Doesn’t generally start fires. What else is there to go wrong? Log in to Reply They were around in the 1890s, I should hope they eventually died. Log in to Reply So what your telling me some of them are not dead yet. Log in to Reply *developed cancer and died I fixed it Log in to Reply 100% of people that used x-rays in the 1890’s are dead. What a haunting fact…. Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.