10 Bizarre Things Victorians Did For Amusement



Long before the time of the radio, television, the internet, and even video games, people had to devise their own ways to find entertainment and joy from the world. During the nineteenth century, people enjoyed reading and having long conversations with each other over tea and biscuits. However, what most people don’t know is that these Victorian people had all types of hobbies that brought them joy, most of which were actually kind of brutal, disgusting, and downright odd. Here are ten totally bizarre things Victorians did for amusement.

Fern Hunting

While in today’s world, roaming through the woods and picking various plants sounds completely boring, the people in England found it to be particularly thrilling. In fact, it became a craze to collect ferns in the society.

The Theater of Shadows

The Theater of Shadows was a regular show that required nothing more than a large bed sheet, a flashlight or light source of some type, generally a lantern, and a hand that could manage to contort into a variety of shapes. People went crazy over the shows.