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And we think our reality TV stars are bonkers…

This woman became a television sensation in 1950…

…FOR THROWING ACTUAL knives at her kids.



(YouTube Credit: timesliptv)

According to the Prelinger Archives, Louella Gallagher became an overnight hit after being spotted throwing knives at her two daughters, Connie Ann (5) and Colleena Sue (2) in Austin, Texas.

The news reader says: “Evidently Colleena Sue has more trust in mother’s aim than the audience has. It takes a steady eye and a stout heart to heave knives at the apple of your eye, but this female William Tell has no qualms and plenty of faith.”

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