41 Bizarre Photos From The Past Show Just How Weird We’ve Always Been

This new set of old historical photographs proves that we’ve always been weird. Just take a look.

1. A police officer judges an ankle competition in London, 1930

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2. A professional “rat catcher” showing off his kill. Rat catchers would scour the sewers of Europe and receive money for every rat they killed, 1904

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3. Women paint their legs to make it look like they were wearing stockings, 1942

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4. The day Sweden switched which side of the road they drive on, 1967

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5. Members of the Seattle Tubing Society relax on a warm afternoon, 1953

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6. A maintenance personnel loads 5 megabytes of memory into a Pan am Aircraft, 1956

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7. A man tests a prototype football helmet, 1912

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8. Batman on elephant, 1967

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9. Nazis sing outside Jewish art shops to encourage Germans to boycott the shops, 1933

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10. “People Scooper” for cars, 1920s

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11. A “Punt Gun” used to hunt waterfowl – it was banned because it was too effective, 1800s

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12. A brewery in England delivers kegs of beer on Spitfires to troops fighting in Normandy, June 1944

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13. War-orphaned Vietnamese babies are flown to LAX, April 12, 1975

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14. Alfred Hitchcock serving tea to the MGM Lion, 1957

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15. Exercise machine used to “roll the fat” out of legs, 1936

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16. Salvador Dali walking his pet anteater, 1969

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17. Women boxing on a rooftop, 1938

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18. Women wear “wooden bathing suits” designed to make one more buoyant, 1929

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19. An alien mugshot, part of a 1958 hoax in Bad Axe, Michigan

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20. A Berlin boy sells lemonade using a portable lemonade dispenser, 1931

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21. United States Border Patrol drags a fugitive across the US border in order to keep him from escaping to Mexico, 1920

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22. An overhead view of New York showing everyone wearing a hat (1939)

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23. Japanese women in a Tokyo courtroom cover their faces in shame.

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24. The Dynasphere, a monowheel electric vehicle which could go up to 25 mph, 1932

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25. Russian soldiers feed polar bears from their tank, 1950

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26. A German soldier firing a gun standing from the back of his horse, 1939

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27. A woman waits for the hoops of her crinoline to be finished by a dress shop in London, 1860

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28. Pedal skates, 1910

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29. Kids playing with stacks of German money, 1922

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30. Portable TV concept, 1967

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31. Parisians navigate flood waters by walking across rows of chairs, 1924

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32. A woman wears a cape to block off harmful UV rays, 1946

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33. World War I “Sound Finders” designed to detect which direction enemy planes were approaching (c. 1914 – 1918)

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34. A nurse applying UV light to babies, 1927

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35. Belgian troops stand with their dog-drawn cannons on their way to the Western Front, 1914

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36. Participants of a “Miss Lovely Eyes” contest in Florida, 1930

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37. How they advertise anti-malaria drugs, 1941

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38. An “icebox” facial beauty treatment, 1966

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39. A masked Mickey Mouse Club meeting, 1930s

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40. A woman smuggling beer during prohibition sometime between 1920 and 1933

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41. Actors recording an episode of the “Gang Busters” crime radio show, 1934

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