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18 Dangerous Toys From History That Are Better Left In The Past

It's a wonder we've made it this far.

1. Dumbbells for toddlers, circa 1945:

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2. Ashtray-equipped pedal cars, 1959:

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3. Fire-eater training kits, 1955:

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4. Anti-aircraft gun with actual launching missiles, 1942:

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5. Gasoline-powered automobiles for children, circa 1930:

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6. Suspended window-cage playpens, 1934:

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7. Atomic Energy play set with real uranium sample, circa 1950:

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8. DDT insecticidal fogging machines, 1945:

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9. Projectile-vomiting baby dolls, 1948:

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10. Wooden boxcar racer for six, 1940s:

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11. Hobby horse hair dryers, 1947:

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12. Terminally ill baby doll, circa 1945:

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13. Miniature explosive handguns for toddlers, 1935:

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14. Electronic Rifle Range with scoped rifles included, 1962:

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15. Dentist's kit with tooth-extraction forceps, 1945:

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16. Functioning gas-powered seaplane, 1931:

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17. The Sonic Ear high-velocity listening device, 1979:

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18. And when all else failed, a functioning power saw for building homemade toys, 1950s:

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