10 Dangerous Fashion Trends

10 Dangerous Fashion Trends

As you know, in fashion, one day you’re in and the next day your skin is falling off and your lungs are melting.

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  1. Keegan Harrison on September 22, 2021 at 11:20 pm

    While Robert California was an Office character, he did get 1 thing kinda right. "Life is all about sex" is misleading, it’s about reproduction. As long as the genes of a person are distributed, the mentality is transmitted.

  2. Matthew Williams on September 22, 2021 at 11:21 pm

    Asbestos is the best-os!!!

  3. Asa Manyworlds on September 22, 2021 at 11:21 pm

    Wonder how anyone survived

  4. Ania on September 22, 2021 at 11:23 pm

    The video would be much better if it had more images of each topic… And less of the guy speaking. Ted Ed did a video about ‘Dangerous colors’ which was amazing, it shows how well imagery and animation improves videos

  5. Cee Koutsos nz on September 22, 2021 at 11:23 pm

    Old school Tide pods.

  6. Undead Ladybug on September 22, 2021 at 11:23 pm

    I read once that TNT, or at least one component of it, was once used as a hair dye because it’s bright yellow. The thing about TNT, though, is it freaking explodes.

  7. Ernest Smith on September 22, 2021 at 11:23 pm

    Celluloid, while highly flammable, doesn’t explode at atmospheric pressure. It is actually far safer than gunpowder unless confined, allowing pressure to build; accelerating the reaction to explosivness.

  8. 99David 99 on September 22, 2021 at 11:23 pm

    This type of editing which removes natural breaths, pauses and hyperfast speech makes me breathless! So in essence, IT SUCKS!

  9. Devin Stromgren on September 22, 2021 at 11:24 pm

    Technically mercury was only used on any felt made from furs other than beaver.

  10. mujerforalibre on September 22, 2021 at 11:25 pm

    What about formaldehyde in some modern bras?

  11. Andrea on September 22, 2021 at 11:26 pm

    Basically, "beauty" isn’t worth potential death.

  12. Mila Hancock on September 22, 2021 at 11:29 pm

    7:14 so that’s what Sally (the Nightmare Before Christmas) put in Dr Finklestein’s food

  13. Carter KC on September 22, 2021 at 11:33 pm

    I was expecting stuff like clothing things that were sharp and deadly, and people wearing too tight corsets that would break their ribs. NOPE! Poison 🙂

  14. Asa Manyworlds on September 22, 2021 at 11:35 pm

    Madam curries body still radioactive

  15. Honey Milano on September 22, 2021 at 11:35 pm

    I recall a story from the 60s where women put the stuff thats in glow sticks in their hair to make it glow and it was seen as “Sexy” to have for a time but it killed some women

  16. dale wilson on September 22, 2021 at 11:36 pm

    This would make a cool thing for a dnd puzzle/mystery
    If anyones wondering

  17. Ella Ocean on September 22, 2021 at 11:38 pm


  18. Alejandra Ramirez-Miranda on September 22, 2021 at 11:40 pm

    My eyes hurt thinking people wanted to have their irises wide open

  19. Doris Fromage on September 22, 2021 at 11:40 pm

    Drinking radium: Radithor “The Radium Water Worked Fine until His Jaw Came Off”

  20. oliver is big gay on September 22, 2021 at 11:41 pm

    HeNLo i DOnT knOw wHat tO pUT HeRE

  21. Gail Lewis on September 22, 2021 at 11:42 pm

    The people painting the watch faces licked their brushes, which definitely didn’t help their health. 😮

  22. yankay on September 22, 2021 at 11:42 pm

    pov : your teacher made u watch this

    ok just me

  23. Dichtsau on September 22, 2021 at 11:43 pm

    arrrre we talking about dishwashersoapeating-fashion? or planking on trainrails…? or tenthousands going up the mount everest…………?
    *_this_** kind of fashion, yea?*
    history has proven it, mankind will always be stupid

  24. Аdēptus Meçhañikus on September 22, 2021 at 11:46 pm

    Isn’t botox a neurotoxin ? 🤔

  25. Mandarina Dreux on September 22, 2021 at 11:47 pm

    random fun fact: belladonna is called Tollkirsche in German which roughly translates to ‘crazy cherry’ – I always kinda loved that

  26. humanmonsters on September 22, 2021 at 11:48 pm

    #7 Woman were told that the solution to their skin problems was to just cake on more of the Venetian ceruse of course! 💁 #8 Those poor woman who worked to paint the glowing radium numbers on clocks, were taught to twirl their paint brushes between their lips to get a good point on the brush. These woman also would paint their *lips* and *teeth* with the radium paint to "surprise their boyfriends" at night. 🤦🤦🤦👄💀
    Their bosses also did nothing when the woman started complaining about the problems they were having, even when girl’s *jaws fell off*
    Sooo glad nothing like that happens now, and people in power always listen about people’s health concerns and take every necessary precaution! 🙃

  27. indigopeach on September 22, 2021 at 11:51 pm

    "If I had a million dollars. If I had a million dollars! Oh I’d buy you a green dress, but not a real green dress. That’s cruel!"

  28. UwU on September 22, 2021 at 11:51 pm

    Humans have been so dumb first harmful fashion trends that make them look horrendously ugly and now they’re fighting over skin colors

  29. Uncle Star Wars Satchmo98 on September 22, 2021 at 11:52 pm

    Number 11: bartending wearing converse sneakers

  30. Amethyst Mei on September 22, 2021 at 11:56 pm

    There’s some bamboo outside my house, and I noticed the inside of fresh bamboo sticks were soft-ish. I plan to learn if I can turn it into either a fabric or a felt.

  31. Risa Rii • on September 22, 2021 at 11:56 pm

    This was 4 years AGO ( this video )

  32. Aaron Long on September 22, 2021 at 11:58 pm

    Other dangerous trends of the modern era. Cough cough tide pods

  33. Lanz Ivanne Torralba on September 22, 2021 at 11:58 pm

    I thought it was Scheele’s Green and PARIS Green.

  34. Asa Manyworlds on September 22, 2021 at 11:59 pm

    Corsets high heels

  35. JacindaArdernforever on September 22, 2021 at 11:59 pm

    The first one remind me of this on 1000 ways to die. This woman shoplifted a dress with Paris green on it. She got champagne pour on it and the Paris green absorbs to her skin. She puke and end up dead


  36. dale wilson on September 23, 2021 at 12:00 am

    So basically fashion has saved us us showing us what kills us?

  37. Busa Nut on September 23, 2021 at 12:00 am

    Idk I know people who burned themselves with nair

  38. Akosua Boahemaa on September 23, 2021 at 12:01 am

    I got nauseous just listening

  39. Ally Van Der Gaast on September 23, 2021 at 12:03 am

    What about corsets. Causing all those poor victorian girls to pass out all freaking time.

  40. Life With Cath on September 23, 2021 at 12:06 am

    Striking dough-eyed look 😂😂😂

  41. ilovetotri23 on September 23, 2021 at 12:08 am

    I always have the same thought when the next great new fad emerges, as I had while watching this video. It is great that we know now how bad certain chemicals are! But how many more dangerous chemicals are we using daily that we have yet to understand?

  42. Spiral Down on September 23, 2021 at 12:09 am

    😳 wait
    I have belladonna eye drops
    They sting for a second and then feel so much better
    I thought my pupils were from, ya know, a different plant ✌🏻🤤

  43. VirgLibrSagLove on September 23, 2021 at 12:09 am

    Wow. One more reason why I’m glad I’m not into following trends!

  44. offbrand on September 23, 2021 at 12:09 am

    I read the book radium girls
    I recommend it

  45. artchic528 on September 23, 2021 at 12:10 am

    Don’t forget how our ancestors thought ingesting mercury filled pills could cure all illnesses. The first Chinese Emperor even used them as a daily “vitamin” to stave off any illnesses. Any guesses as to the cause of his death? Lol

  46. Callum Stewart on September 23, 2021 at 12:14 am

    Didn’t we meet you in the movie hook

  47. Logan Wolv on September 23, 2021 at 12:14 am

    1-Eating tidepods

  48. sheogorath Boon on September 23, 2021 at 12:17 am

    Crocs, you forgot to mention how bad they are 😛

  49. Xinchen Liu on September 23, 2021 at 12:17 am

    me: wonders if my green putty is poisonous

  50. Mandarina Dreux on September 23, 2021 at 12:18 am

    my pupils are just naturally huge. I have like 1mm of iris. police stopped me once and had me perform a drug test xD My pupils are reactive to light but I’ve always wondered if that increased light absorption will cause me problems at some point.