People Did Very Weird Things Before Modern Inventions Came Along

While we’re now living in a tech-driven global society, the world once looked very, very different. Here are some of the most bizarre practices and astonishing devices people used before modern-day inventions came along…

Human Computer?

Before computers and calculators were invented there was still a strange but effective way to solve your problems without too much effort. You could hire someone to think for you. If you were a wealthy astronomer or well-renowned mathematician, you could pay someone to write down your equations, file your documents and fill out your charts. These fast-thinking problem solvers would be hired in large teams and take rotational shifts in order to avoid burning out before the work was done.