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Cachoo, 1904-1919 Sneezing Powder

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Posted 1 year ago

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SpiritBear
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Apparently this Sneezing Powder came out in 1904 and was banned in 1919.

It made use of a coal-tar product that dyed things blue, called Dianisidine, which was 'harmless' albeit is now considered toxic and could lead you to die from sneezing.

A popular gag joke back in the day.

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  1. Celiene Celiene, 1 year ago
    Cachoo! Oh my - death by sneezing. Yikes!
  2. Windwalker, 1 year ago
    cool find...........
  3. SpiritBear SpiritBear, 1 year ago
    The powder was thrown into the air or sent through air vents. Offices, parades, etc.-- many places/events were attacked with this stuff, apparently.

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