Vintage Ads You Won't Believe Existed
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Vintage Ads You Won't Believe Existed

As we all are finding out over the last decade, so many things from the past just don’t age well. Case in point are many old advertisements that project blatant sexism, or just total disregard and insult to a variety of things. But on the flip side, some old ads can also give us access to ultimate nostalgia that brings a big smile to our face, too.

Alcoa Aluminum (1950s)

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Wait, even a woman can open a ketchup bottle? Well, isn’t that the way of the future! After all, it only takes a “dainty grasp”, which as we all know in 2021, that’s definitely all females are capable of. (Insert prominent sarcasm here)

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Jaw-dropping Celebrity Purchases
Daniel Radcliff has a network of over $100 million; even so, he is not known for extravagant purchases. That being said, he once spent $17,000 on a mattress. While it seems a little unnecessary, a good night’s sleep is worth a little more to some people. If this is the biggest splurge he’s made, we can cut him a break.
Donald Trump isn’t the only one who owns a gold toilet. Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have golden thrones that cost them $75,000. It is rumored the couple spent twice as much on the house’s interior as they did to buy it. Gold toilets prove one thing, money can’t buy class.
We all know people can go a little nuts when it comes to their pets, but Rachel Hunter spent $30,000 on a dog house. The house was custom made by La Petit Mansion for the model's pooch pals. $30,000 seems frugal when you consider some of these dg house models cost upwards of $50,000.
Victoria Beckham is no stranger to extravagance and in 2011 had her iPhone plated in 24K gold. The cost? An exuberant $33,000. Beckham had it custom made by the designer Stuart Hughes. Imagine how heavy that phone must have been, not to mention I’d be terrified to lose it!
Beyonce wanted a special look for the 2007 BET awards. So what did she do? She purchased $100,000 Balenciaga golden leggings. $100,000 could buy a home in some areas, not to mention a few cars, or sustain a family for a year. Kind of crazy she spent that much on something she wore once.