30 Photo Facts from the Weird History Community That Will Change the Way You Look at History

30 Photo Facts from the Weird History Community That Will Change the Way You Look at History

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History is a combination of many factors, but boredom is definitely not one of them. We like to think of ourselves as better than those who came before us. But when you look into the past, you will realize that everything was pretty damn cool back then.

30 Photo Facts from the Weird History Community That Will Change the Way You Look at History

30 Photo Facts from the Weird History Community That Will Change the Way You Look at History

Athletes share a cigarette. Tour de France, 1920

30 Photo Facts from the Weird History Community That Will Change the Way You Look at History

When his wife asked Winston Churchill to go on a diet, he deliberately bought scales that underestimated the readings.

30 Photo Facts from the Weird History Community That Will Change the Way You Look at History

Ancient Egyptians used trained baboons to catch criminals

30 Photo Facts from the Weird History Community That Will Change the Way You Look at History

Former US Secretary of State Colin Powell took selfies 60 years before they became fashionable

30 Photo Facts from the Weird History Community That Will Change the Way You Look at History

In the 19th century, women were warned against riding bicycles, fearing that they would have a “bicycle face” - bulging eyes and a protruding chin.

30 Photo Facts from the Weird History Community That Will Change the Way You Look at History

Toilet bomb on a Skyraider A-1, 1965

30 Photo Facts from the Weird History Community That Will Change the Way You Look at History

An ostracon is a fragment of ceramics on which in Ancient Greece the names of people to be expelled were written. Hence the concept of "ostracism"

30 Photo Facts from the Weird History Community That Will Change the Way You Look at History

Grand staircase in the oldest palace in Europe. This place is 4,000 years old. Palace of Knossos, Minoan era

30 Photo Facts from the Weird History Community That Will Change the Way You Look at History

The place where Julius Caesar was killed is now a shelter for cats.

30 Photo Facts from the Weird History Community That Will Change the Way You Look at History

Until the 20th century, boys in childhood were dressed in pink, and girls in blue.

30 Photo Facts from the Weird History Community That Will Change the Way You Look at History

The dog's name Fido comes from the Latin word "fidus", meaning "fidelity"

30 Photo Facts from the Weird History Community That Will Change the Way You Look at History

Swordbreaker (swordbreaker), parrying dagger - used in fencing to block the enemy’s sword (rapier). Western Europe, 15-17 centuries.

30 Photo Facts from the Weird History Community That Will Change the Way You Look at History

Hannah Stilley, born 1746, photographed in 1840. Possibly the first lady in the world to have her portrait captured on film

30 Photo Facts from the Weird History Community That Will Change the Way You Look at History

One of the first female fighter pilots was Turkish Sabiha Gokcen, 1937.

30 Photo Facts from the Weird History Community That Will Change the Way You Look at History

Geographer and traveler Alexander von Humboldt learned a language that had disappeared 40 years earlier thanks to a parrot that remembered a few words

30 Photo Facts from the Weird History Community That Will Change the Way You Look at History

Book satchel from medieval Italy. Looks like the backpack of a heavy metal kid

30 Photo Facts from the Weird History Community That Will Change the Way You Look at History

Selwyn College in Cambridge has a dog ban and a staff member's basset hound is being treated as a 'very big cat'

Medieval "bird" armor, Prague Castle

30 Photo Facts from the Weird History Community That Will Change the Way You Look at History

During the Great London Smog of 1952, blind people helped sighted people get home

30 Photo Facts from the Weird History Community That Will Change the Way You Look at History

During communion, when giving the wafer, Catholic priests pronounce the words “Hoc est corpus” (this is the body), hence “hocus pocus”

30 Photo Facts from the Weird History Community That Will Change the Way You Look at History

The morning after the repeal of Prohibition in the USA, 1933

30 Photo Facts from the Weird History Community That Will Change the Way You Look at History

Telephone tower in Stockholm, 5000 lines, 1890

30 Photo Facts from the Weird History Community That Will Change the Way You Look at History

Hazel Ying Lee, the first Chinese American female pilot, flew with the Women Air Force Pilots (WASP) during World War II

30 Photo Facts from the Weird History Community That Will Change the Way You Look at History

The guy who invented garden gnomes did it in the hope that real gnomes would come to tea with him.

30 Photo Facts from the Weird History Community That Will Change the Way You Look at History

Ancient Roman children's shoes made of leather

30 Photo Facts from the Weird History Community That Will Change the Way You Look at History

Helmet and visor of an elite ancient Roman cavalry warrior

30 Photo Facts from the Weird History Community That Will Change the Way You Look at History

One of the earliest photographs in history is of barricades on the streets of Paris during the French Revolution of 1848

30 Photo Facts from the Weird History Community That Will Change the Way You Look at History

Iran banned mullet haircuts in 2010

30 Photo Facts from the Weird History Community That Will Change the Way You Look at History

Such blades in India were attached to the tusks of war elephants during battles.

30 Photo Facts from the Weird History Community That Will Change the Way You Look at History

Ticket reservation system in the pre-computer era, 1945

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