Vintage Friday: Fight Fat with Tapeworms!
Posted by Rosepixie on April 2, 2010
This is a poster for fat-banishing tapeworms. I don’t have a date on it, but from the style and art I’d guess it’s from early in the 1900s. If anyone has a date, I’ll be happy to update this post with it!
No diet – No baths – No exercise!
FAT – the Enemy that is shortening your life – Banished!
How? With sanitized tape worms! Jar packed.
“Friends for a fair form”
Easy to swallow! No ill effects!
Sounds great, doesn’t it? It’s the miracle solution for weight-loss! Except that it involves swallowing tapeworms. Yeah. Tapeworms. So it’s actually keeping you thin by… well… doing pretty horrible things to you, actually.
Of course, these are sanitized tapeworms, so maybe they’re ok. Who knows? Clearly someone thought it was a good idea. And that woman is very pretty. Still, I’m not sure I’d want to swallow tapeworms to look like her. Would you?