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Films Real Life Scares 

The Most Horrifying Workplace Safety Video Ever: WILL YOU BE HERE TOMORROW?

“Workplace safety” videos are closely related to “mental hygiene” filmstrips, which were instructional films for children and teens ranging in themes from sex education, drugs, dating, and physical and mental health topics. Workplace safety videos are kind of the grown-up version of mental hygiene films.  Most workplace safety videos show examples of the right and […]

Real Life Scares 

Did Adolf Hitler Really Invent the Sex Doll?

While historians have recorded the battles, atrocities, and ghost blimps of World War II in great detail, Hitler’s secret sex doll program remains shrouded in mystery to this day. The Borghild Project was (supposedly) a super-secret attempt to stop the spread of syphilis by providing Nazi soldiers with inflatable sex dolls. That’s right: Hitler invented […]

Films Real Life Scares 

Hygiene Horrors: Remembering the Nightmarish 1973 Saftety Short LONELY WATER

So-called “mental hygiene” filmstrips gained popularity after WWII and were main sources of instruction through the 1980s. These films, often unintentionally hilarious, were meant to offer guidance for children and teens, ranging in topics from sex education, safety, drugs, dating, social etiquette, and physical and mental health topics. Frequently, these films used scare tactics; other times, […]