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Inventor Shows Effectiveness Of Football Helmet With Bat To The Head

This video, filmed in 1932, is some hare-brained attempt to demonstrate the effectiveness of a newly-invented American football helmet. The inventor, a Giorgio Tsoukalos-looking character, performs several examples of the safety features his product has to offer. He lets a player kick him in the head, hit him in the head with a bat, and finally, he runs head first into a brick wall.

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"Seriously, though, this helmet should prevent severe injuries."

The video, part of the Pathé archive, has been online for a while, but it's new to us and worth a look just to remember that people were doing weird shit on video 80 years ago, too.