How Long Would You Last Living in a Different Era?

Submitted by: littlemissqt 1 week ago in Weird


Ever wonder how you'd fare in a different time period? Today, we're exploring the most lethal dangers people from around the world faced from 14th century Florence to 1st century ancient Rome. Brush up on your survival skills and let us know how well you think you'd do if alive way back when.
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Female 8,529
well. from 1740 I know the family was in England, and solidly bourgousie- not wealthy but business owners and trades people so famine never stalked us. I was brought up by elderly ladies according to the standards of the edwardian era ( not the rather Bohemian type, the solidly respectable type) so from about 1890 i'd cope remarkably well. no one can factor disease as that wiped out many- but either our forbears avoided it or were immune as we are all still here?
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Male 9,691
I would probably last the average lifespan of the time.  
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Male 725
I would be asked -"which is your religion?"
I would respond - "I don't believe in a god"
THE END.
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Female 8,529
abetterworld the chances are of course that you would believe, the alternative would never have occured to you, and if it had your lips would be sealed.
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Male 937
abetterworld Seriously?  I would lie my ass off - all the way to being pope if I needed to.  I can read and know a smattering of Latin, so clergy would probably be the way to go.
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Male 46,093
faustsshadow   You're the Pope!  Elizabeth I  would burn you at the stake
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Female 8,529
Gerry1of1 Not really, she was quite keen on unifying the nation.
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Male 725
faustsshadow I guess i'm honest to a fault ;)
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Male 10,070
abetterworld Yup. Like Minx, you might wind up burned at the steak. Be sure to bring some Worcestershire sauce.
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Male 195
The history of our species is driven by what Larry Niven called "random death in the life-support system".
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Male 146
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Male 10,070
I... I would just like to point out that squirrels and rats parted ways on the evolutionary tree a very long time ago. Thank you.
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Female 1,453
I would’ve already been burned at the steak for being a witch...
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Male 10,070
pinkminx22 Don't forget the A.1. Sauce! (Sorry, Minxy... couldn't resist. Burned at the stake, not steak.)

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Female 1,453
squrlz4ever I love A1 sauce lol mmm Steak...Now I’m hungry..Ha I missed that one..I had to correct it once before when I posted my first post...I visit this site on my phone.
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Male 9,621
Health issues aside, I like to think I could have made it as a mountebank in most eras. Failing that, a brief career as an maladroit cutpurse.
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Male 1,588
If I'd have to guess, I'd say I would have died at the tender age of 17
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Male 46,093
A rather bleak video. There are much better times to live.
I'd do well in the Regency period....as long as I am the Duke not the hall boy
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Male 9,621
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Male 46,093
LordJim Just because one duke was not all Sir Garnet doesn't make them all bad. 
Look at the Duke of Edinburgh.... not not him, bad example. 
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Male 195
Gerry1of1 "..one duke was not all Sir Garnet.."

I hope you're not bad-mouthing the very model of the modern Major General.
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Male 9,621
Gerry1of1 I'm afraid my view of British aristocracy was formed from close cantact at the age of 12 over the matter of a dog. I do not forgive.
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Male 195
LordJim I cannot imagine that respect for any aristocracy could survive close contact.
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Male 9,621
Gerry1of1 I was thinking more of wardrobe and cuisine. Regency Dukes wore dreadfully heavy clothing and wigs and seldom bathed. White moguls wore loose silk and calico, bathed in scented pools attended by skilled and supple servants while nibbling on exotic fruits. Also curry.
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