25 Everyday Innovations That Wouldn’t Be Approved Of Today

Posted by on December 7, 2016

As strange as it may be to think about, there are some things that we take for granted which might not be so easily accepted by society if they were to be introduced today. A good example would be sugar. In many ways, it is worse for you than a lot of illegal drugs (like marijuana). These are 25 Everyday Innovations That Wouldn’t Be Approved Of Today.

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Leaded gasoline

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This was possibly one of the worst ideas of the 20th century.


Putting microplastics in toothpaste

Source: http://www.xovain.com/wellness/microbeads-and-microplastic

Yes, companies put microplastics in toothpaste as well as other health & beauty products which is bad for the environment and not so good for anyone else either. Luckily, there are new laws being passed against this anyway.



Imagine pitching this to somebody, “So, we’re going to have 3 teenage girls throw another teenage girl 15 feet in the air and then try not to catch her with their faces.”


Child beauty pageants

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Outside the United States, these are pretty much banned. In the places where they aren’t banned, they go by another name…auctions.



Cars have airbags, crumple zones, seat belts, side impact steel, and more. With today’s safety concerns, motorcycles would be hard pressed to find a spot on the road if they were a new thing.