Saturday , 22 September 2018

History

Famous Historical Photos That Have Fooled Nearly Everyone

“Forest fairies” This interesting photo created by 2 cousins: Frances Griffiths and Elsie Wright, made the famous author of Sherlock Holmes, Arthur Conan Doyle, believe in fairies. It was taken in 1917. Doyle was also a spiritualist, and when his friends showed him this photo, he became so interested that he even called his friend, a specialist from Kodak, to …

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World in 2000 as Predicted in 1910

Illustrations by French artist Villemard in 1910 of how he imagined the future to be in the year 2000. In the 21st century, in order to control traffic jams in the air, there will be more and more flying policemen. Firemen will be equipped with “bat wings” to be able to easily access top floors and roofs. Just one for …

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Models From a Hundred Years Ago

Ione Bright in 1912. Lota Cheek in 1923. Dorothy Mackaill in 1923. Vanessa Parker in 1900. Marjorie Leet in 1924. Maude Fealy in 1908. Minnie Ashley in 1897. Connie Stuart in 1899. Evelyn Laye in 1922. Belle Otero in 1891.

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The Fascinating History Of 11 Popular Superstitions

Ptolemy, the astronomer with the unusual name, theorized that shooting stars represented the gods peering down on us from the heavens. When you saw one, you should make a wish because you had their attention in that moment. The act of blessing someone after sneezing came about because ancient cultures believed a person could sneeze out their soul. In fact, …

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Ridiculously Huge Hairdos From The ’60s

The 1960s was a weird time for women’s hair. Back then, the motto was “the taller the hair, the closer to God,” and a Marge Simpson-style ‘do that was at least twice the size of the woman’s head was considered peak fashion. Apparently, one of the first things a 1960s bachelor would ask himself when seeking out a potential mate …

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All This Is Over 100 Years Old

National Hockey League Founded: November 1917 (100 years old) Girl Scout Cookies First sold: 1917 (101 years ago) Greyhound Lines Founded: 1914 (104 years old) Speedo Founded: 1914 (104 years old) Traffic Cones First used in NYC: 1914 (108 years old) Dodge Founded: 1900 (118 years old) Merrill Lynch Founded: 1914 (104 years old) Charlie Chaplin Films First film: 1914 …

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Terrifying Historical Prisons

  Prisons are some of the worst places on earth. While the goal is incarceration and rehabilitation, the reality is that they’re hellholes meant to strip the humanity of anyone stuck in there. Granted, anyone’s who’s been sent to one, has earned their ticket, but throughout our history, there have been places and instances where the punishment has far outstripped …

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Romans Have Done So Much For Our World!

Arches Romans didn’t invent the arch, but they sure did perfect it. With a reverence for the Greek architectural order of things, Roman architects built upon that knowledge and took it even further, advancing the technology. Their new arch techniques allowed the construction of aqueducts, coliseums, basilicas, and amphitheaters without the fear of them collapsing. Not only have many of …

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