A Look at Some Bizarre Beauty Contests from the Past

MISS BOBBED HAIR In 1925, Coral Gables, Florida, held a contest for the most beautiful bobbed hair. Yes, that’s right. The contestants all had their hair cropped and nearly all had drop-waist dresses. NATIONAL SWEATER QUEEN...


15 Random Facts from the Past You Probably Didn’t Read in History Books

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Family of War Veteran Discovered Pile of Bomb Shrapnel on His Body After He Was Cremated

While on a mission in France in August of 1944, Ronald Brown stepped on a land mine. The blast sent red-hot fragments into his left leg and he was forced to crawl for two miles to safety. Considering the medical conditions...


Kindertransport: The Saving of 10,000 Jewish Children From Nazi-Occupied Europe

When you think about World War I and World War II, the stories that usually come up are ones about people making both incredible and harrowing journeys — soldiers traveling into hostile war zones or innocent people being...

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The Most Powerful Nuclear Weapon Ever Detonated in Human History

On October 30th, 1961 the Russians detonated the largest nuclear bomb man ever made – the Tsar Bomba. It contained the equivalent of 50 million tons of TNT, or 10 times all the explosives used in World War II. It was...


Boston Corbett: The Man Who Killed Abraham Lincoln’s Assassin

English-born Boston Corbett was the Union Army soldier who shot and killed John Wilkes Booth. Photo: Hulton Archive/Hulton Archive/Getty Images As a teen, Corbett was exposed to mercury fumes, believed to have led to hallucinations...


Then and Now: Paris In The Early 1900s

These beautiful hand-colored lantern photos from the 1900s prove that some parts of Paris haven’t changed all that much.   The Église Saint-Augustin, in the 8th arrondissement. Photo: Imagno / Getty Images Photo:...

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The World’s Smallest Car With One Door, One Headlight and Manual Reverse, 1962

Originally manufactured from 1962 – 1964 on the Isle of Man, the Peel P50 has only one door, one headlight and no reverse gear; just a handle at the rear that allows the lightweight car to be physically manoeuvred when...

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25 Famous Predictions That Were Proven To Be Wrong

The only predictable thing about the future is that it’s unpredictable. Which is why it’s never a good idea to doubt or dismiss the possibility of a ‘futuristic’ technology, especially when there are...


The Fossil of an Animal That Lived Over 242 Million Years Ago

Below is a partial skeleton of an animal that lived between 242 – 247.2 million years ago. The remarkably well-preserved fossil was discovered in the Guanling Formation located in ‬Guizhou Province, China. The fossil...

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