The Ice-Skating Cocktail Waiters of at the Grand Hotel les Bains

In the 1920s and 30s at the Grand Hotel les Bains in St. Moritz, Switzerland, they had the right idea: serve drinks on its ice terrace by skating waiters. It took some practice getting the rest of the staff serve cocktails...

 

Abandoned Ship Has Been Roaming the Arctic Waters for 38 Years!

The SS Baychimo, a 1,322-ton, 230-foot long cargo ship launched in 1914 was was built at the Lindholmens shipyard in Gothenburg, Sweden. It was originally called the Ångermanelfven. It was used for trade between Hamburg...

 

The Construction of the Hoover Dam (25 Photos)

Hoover Dam is as tall as a 60-story building. It was the highest dam in the world when it was completed in 1935. Its base is as thick as two football fields are long. Each spillway, designed to let floodwaters pass without...

 

The Tragic Hindenburg Disaster Caught on Tape, 1937

This original footage from the British Pathe archive shows footage of the famous Hiddenburgh crash. 13 out of 36 passengers died, whilst 22 out of 61 crew members died. Credit: British Pathe

 

A Unique Cemetery With Poems and Jokes Written on Tombstones

The Merry Cemetery is a cemetery in the village of Săpânța, Maramureş county, Romania, that is famous, not just in Romania but all over the world for its one of a kind way of looking upon death, not as a sad event, but...

 

5-Year-Old Girl Gave Birth and Became the World’s Youngest Mother, 1939

Back in 1939, Lina Medina gave birth to a healthy baby boy. She was only five-years-old. Born in Ticrapo, Castrovirreyna Province, Peru, to silversmith Tiburelo Medina and Victoria Losea. She was brought to a hospital by...

 

These Women Should Be Famous…

Scientists Pearl Kendrick and Grace Eldering created one of the world’s first whooping cough vaccines in 1930s Grand Rapids. On their own time, with a lab and tiny budget, Kendrick and Eldering, with the assistance...

 

The Interesting Story of Deadshot Mary

Mary Shanley was born in Ireland in 1896, and after immigrating to America with her family, made the bold choice to join the NYPD. Along with a handful of other woman cops, she went to work on undercover beats. In her first...

 

Before Radar, These Giant Concrete “Sound Mirrors” Were Used To Detect Incoming Enemy Aircraft

Before the invention of radars, acoustic mirrors were used in Great Britain as early warning devices. The mirrors were built to detect incoming enemies by the sound of their engines. Source 4.5-metre-high (14 ft 9 in) WW1...

 

24 Vintage Photos Of Alaska As You’ve Never Seen It Before

We often see picturesque photos of Alaska, but we rarely see old photos that show what it was like when the region was being settled. So, here are some incredible images from the late 1800s onwards showing Alaskan settlers...

 
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