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This 1950s safety manual was called It’s Great to Be Alive! (aka: when bicycles attack!)

By on 13 May 2013 | comments 0

IN the 1950s, the powers that be created a comic book to tell kids what hideous fates could befall them if they took risks and failed to spot danger signs. The safety manual  as called It’s Great to Be Alive! – aka Never Ride A Bike. 

In this scene the motorist has run over the armed juvenile delinquent on a shooting spree.

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Says yes to evergreens!


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The new iKite makes this problem go away.

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Caught red-handed drinking dad’s aftershave.

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Also take care at the BBC Television Centre.

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What happened to Bob?

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Elmer. 

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This is how the dinosaurs died out.

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Don’t read books!

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Which is worse?

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If Bill and Joe lost an eye and a leg in their crash, why isn’t this kid more badly injured?

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Nominative determinism.

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Allegedly.

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Bloody cyclists coming though the windscreen smacked straight into poor Tommy.

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And then she caught MRSA at the hospital and that nice man off the telly say on her bed.

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