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9 very strange methods by which our ancestors diagnosed pregnancy

15-01-2022

9 very strange methods by which our ancestors diagnosed pregnancy

Today, it is not difficult to determine whether a woman is pregnant or not. It is enough to go to the pharmacy, buy a test strip ...

The history of olive Oatman — girl with the tattooed face who has lived five years with the Indians

15-01-2022

The history of olive Oatman — girl with the tattooed face ...

The confrontation of European settlers with the indigenous people of the Americas lasted for almost five centuries. And with the ...

The time of fridges: a butcher's shop in Victorian England

15-01-2022

The time of fridges: a butcher's shop in Victorian England

In the Victorian era Britain was quickly urbanized. By 1851 it became the first country lived in cities of more people than in the ...

40 photos of vintage vending machines that you didn't even know about

14-01-2022

40 photos of vintage vending machines that you didn't even ...

In this collection of photos you will see the oldest and most unusual vending machines in the world. Modern vending machines have ...

A collection of photographs of the Indian Maharaja's harem that has remained untouched for more than a century

14-01-2022

A collection of photographs of the Indian Maharaja's harem ...

The rare pictures were taken by Maharaja Ram Singh II himself - the ruler of the famous "pink city" of Jaipur, the capital of ...

The story of the inexplicable friendship of Queen Victoria and Abdul Karim's servant

14-01-2022

The story of the inexplicable friendship of Queen Victoria ...

It just so happens that monarchs get favorites. Sometimes such people, thanks to their patrons, reach great heights and even get ...

How did the expression "Hold a candle" appear in Russia and why is it not only Russian

14-01-2022

How did the expression "Hold a candle" appear in Russia and ...

The expression "Hold a candle" is very popular with us. It can be called universal, because it is used in directly opposite ...

"Dancing plague" of the middle Ages — a deadly epidemic, the nature of which is still debated

13-01-2022

"Dancing plague" of the middle Ages — a deadly epidemic, ...

Among the many different epidemics, vukasinovich the population of Europe for the last thousand years, "the dancing plague" can be ...

Quite disturbing facts about the world

13-01-2022

Quite disturbing facts about the world

We don't know much about the world. We often hear that people have explored only a small part of what is hidden in the ocean, and ...

18 inventions of the past that the world was simply not ready for

13-01-2022

18 inventions of the past that the world was simply not ready for

"If at first the idea does not seem absurd, it is hopeless," Albert Einstein said. However, it is worth recognizing that sometimes ...

5 Disturbing Stories of Medieval and Renaissance Serial Killers

12-01-2022

5 Disturbing Stories of Medieval and Renaissance Serial Killers

Sometimes what comes down to us as a story is actually a mixture of fact and fiction. Biased reports, hidden and not-so-hidden ...

Cans, ice cream dish, gangs and 11 types of dishes of Soviet times

12-01-2022

Cans, ice cream dish, gangs and 11 types of dishes of Soviet ...

Admit it, was served at the New year, the traditional basin Olivier in a carved crystal vase? If so, then surely many other things ...

Donskoy album by Ivan Vasilyevich Boldyrev

12-01-2022

Donskoy album by Ivan Vasilyevich Boldyrev

May 12, 1570 is considered in Russia the day of the foundation of the Don Cossacks, which took shape that year in the form of an ...

Rare photos of everyday life on Sakhalin of the late XIX - early XX century

12-01-2022

Rare photos of everyday life on Sakhalin of the late XIX - ...

Sakhalin is Russia's largest island in the Pacific Ocean. The population of the island according to the latest data is about 489 ...

10 modern ideas, which are thought of in ancient times

11-01-2022

10 modern ideas, which are thought of in ancient times

Dozens of everyday things we mistake for the achievements of the present or recent past. Which is not surprising, because these ...

What kind of women did men want in 1904

11-01-2022

What kind of women did men want in 1904

The newspaper "Russian Leaf" was published in Moscow daily from 1890 to 1907. It was positioned as a "daily newspaper of politics, ...

Photos from the 1969 Woodstock Festival allow you to see the origins of modern fashion

11-01-2022

Photos from the 1969 Woodstock Festival allow you to see the ...

Fashion often returns — it's no secret to anyone. Today, for example, we can catch the trends of the 70s. The echoes of this era ...

The incredible story of Lina Cavalieri: from a cafe singer to a world-famous opera diva

11-01-2022

The incredible story of Lina Cavalieri: from a cafe singer to ...

The star of Lina Cavalieri lit up in the opera sky at the end of the XIX century. Having started her career in cafes and cabarets, ...

What did the girls who posed for the most famous pin-up posters really look like

11-01-2022

What did the girls who posed for the most famous pin-up ...

We all know what a pin-up is, and often we are happy to consider the standards of female beauty of the middle of the XX century. As ...

6 secret techniques of detectives that can be used in real life

10-01-2022

6 secret techniques of detectives that can be used in real life

If a person cannot tell you his story from the end to the beginning, he is probably lying: the Russian Detective TV channel has ...

Our beautiful ancestors

10-01-2022

Our beautiful ancestors

Looking at the photos of the past, we tend to believe that our ancestors were hardly beautiful, the fault of which is the ...

What secret do Victorian Era photographs keep

10-01-2022

What secret do Victorian Era photographs keep

During the reign of Queen Victoria in Great Britain, with the advent of such a miracle as photography, quite strange practices were ...

A skeleton of a baby of the II century with an elongated skull was found in Crimea

10-01-2022

A skeleton of a baby of the II century with an elongated ...

During excavations on the Kerch Peninsula, archaeologists found the burial of a baby dated to the II century of the new era. A ...

The battle for the wooden bucket. Who won the most stupid war in history

10-01-2022

The battle for the wooden bucket. Who won the most stupid war ...

In 1325 between the Italian cities of Bologna and Modena, there was a battle, which killed thousands of people. The reason for the ...

Unique paintings of Morris Hirshfield, who began drawing out of boredom at 65

09-01-2022

Unique paintings of Morris Hirshfield, who began drawing out ...

Many people in older age are hesitant to take up something new: they feel that they can not learn to do it the new good, no one ...

Weegee is a restless photographer who has been everywhere and everywhere

09-01-2022

Weegee is a restless photographer who has been everywhere and ...

Old photos always arouse interest. But there are just old photos, and there are photos taken by Weegee. This is something very ...