25 Awful Ideas That Became Reality Because People Are Messed Up

Our history is full of awful ideas that somehow became reality. Then again, it’s no secret…the world is a messed up place. Nevertheless, you would think that at some level, someone would realize, “these ideas are bad” and not go through with them. But here we are, and these ideas are now reality. Today we’re going to be taking a look at just how messed up these ideas actually are. If you’re easily depressed, we recommend closing this list right now and reading something else. How about our cute puppy list? Proceed at your own risk! These are 25 awful ideas that became reality because people are messed up.

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25

Cults

kultSource: answers.yahoo.com, Image: pixabay.com (public domain)

Even the most reasonable people have fallen for these. And no, we’re not going to name any names here.

24

Pyramid Schemes

Kheops-PyramidSource: answers.yahoo.com, Image: Nina Aldin Thune via wikimedia commons

Who doesn’t want to “take control of their life” and make a lot of money? And yes, “multi level marketing” is just a fancy word for pyramid scheme.

23

Salem Witch Trials

salem witch trialsSource: wikipedia, Image: commons.wikimedia.org (public domain: published before 1923)

20 people were executed, fourteen of them were women, and 2 infants died in prison. These were all legally sanctioned killings due to mass hysteria and the messed-up-ed-ness of people.

22

Proxy Wars

proxy warsSource: wikipedia, Image: commons.wikimedia.org (public domain)

Instead of fighting directly against your opponent, you can just pay somebody else to do it on the other side of the world.

21

Slavery

slaverySource: wikipedia, Image: commons.wikimedia.org (public domain: author's life + 70 yrs)

The ripples of slavery and racism are still felt in the US and around the world today.



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