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The Accidental Invention of Chicken Wings, America’s Fa...

August 15, 2018

Who doesn’t love chicken wings? They are the perfect bar food…versatile and handy. You can order hot and spicy wings, or mild wings, and any hotness in betw...

Christine Keeler and the Swinging Political Sex Scandal

July 11, 2018

March 27, 1963: Christine Keeler takes a holiday in Spain shortly before her controversial involvement with war minister John Profumo led to his resignation. (Phot...

Rarely-Seen Found Photos of Princess Margaret's Wedding...

January 7, 2018

Born Margaret Rose in 1930 at Glamis Castle in Scotland, Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon was the younger daughter of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth The...

Color Photographs of Travel Trailers and Motorhomes in ...

December 12, 2017

In 1910 the first motorhome, Pierce-Arrow's Touring Landau, debuts at Madison Square Garden. It has a back seat that folds down into a bed, a chamber pot toilet a...

These Weere Considered the 10 Ugliest Cars of the 1950s

December 10, 2017

The 1950s was the year American automakers produced the worst looking cars of the last 60 years: great tail-finned land barges draped in ornamentation and dripping i...

The Corned Beef Sandwich In Space That Nearly Got Every...

October 14, 2017

50-year-old corned beef sandwich, preserved in resin, sits on a table at the Virgil I. Gus Grissom Memorial Museum in Mitchell, Indiana. The ordinary-looking sand...

The Story of Andre the Giant

October 9, 2017

Andre the Giant was born on May 19, 1946 in Grenoble, France. He suffered from a condition called Acromelagy, also known as Giantism. Giantism is due to an excess of hormones which causes the ...

Soon-To-Be-Released Government Documents May Reveal Who...

October 2, 2017

More than five decades have passes since Pres. John F. Kenneday was assassinated, yet the truth behind his death is still mired in secrecy... and everyone from th...

1960s is The Era When Even Middle-Aged Women Looked So ...

September 30, 2017

The 1960s saw a flourishing in art, music and fashion, and these cool snapshots prove just that...

This Man Found a Life Hack Book From The 1950s and Trie...

September 22, 2017

Youtube user HouseholdHacker discovered a 60-year-old life hack book and tried a bunch of tips to see if they still hold up 50 years later. Here are 16 of the lif...

Arnold Schwarzenegger Wins Mr Universe, 1969

September 8, 2017

This video is a combination of two archive reels: Mr Universe 1969 and "Show of Strength", International Bodybuilding Contest in Cologne, Germany 1966 Arnold Schwarzenegger wa...

30 Photographs That Capture the Human Side of the Vietn...

September 8, 2017

In March 1965, 3,500 U.S. Marines were assigned on a mission in South Vietnam. By the end of the year, there were 200,000 of them. LIFE photographer Paul Schutze...

Color Photographs of Janis Joplin in the 1960s

August 3, 2017

Singer Janis Joplin was known for her powerful, blues-inspired vocals; she rose to fame in the late 1960s. Here's a color photo collection of lovely Joplin in the 1960s. ...

60+ Inventions from the 1950s - Present That Have Impro...

July 29, 2017

This is just a handful of inventions from recent history that have helped to change how we live – in some cases beyond all recognition. H/T Stormclad

The Dollar Bill Deconstructed: Know the Meaning of All ...

June 28, 2017

The US dollar bill has been redesigned many times over the years; the version you see now was finalized in 1963. But what do all of the different symbols on the U...

58,000 Dog Tags to Commemorate American Soldiers Killed...

June 20, 2017

A new art installation at the Harold Washington Library in Chicago, called “Above and Beyond,” features over 58,000 replica dog tags — one for each American sold...

In 1967, An English Archaeologist Stumbled Upon the Anc...

June 16, 2017

The architectural genius of the Greeks is proven time and again by the durability and elaborate nature of the structures they have built. The remains of Pavlopetr...

Family Found Fully-Stocked 1960s Bomb Shelter in Their ...

June 6, 2017

When couple Ken and Carol Zwick moved into their new home in Neenah, WI, they were aware of those two giant, green metal doors in the backyard. The home came equi...

The Story Behind: “Burst of Joy”, 1973

June 1, 2017

On an overcast day in March 1973, photographer Sal Veder of Associated Press captured an image of a POW being happily greeted by his family. The photo was titled “Burst of Joy" a...

The Story Behind: Medic James E. Callahan Resuscitating...

May 30, 2017

Photographer Henri Huet captured a young medic trying to save the lives of his buddies in the midst of machine gun fire on June 17, 1967. What's so stirring about...

Can You Pass This “Literacy” Test Louisiana Gave Black ...

May 22, 2017

After the end of the Civil War, would-be black voters in the South faced an array of disproportionate barriers to enfranchisement. The literacy test was a cla...

Recovered: Vietnam-era Lighters Carried by Soldiers Dur...

May 17, 2017

Recently, Cowan’s Auctions featured over 280 Vietnam-era lighters carried by soldiers during the war. As seen in the small sampling below, these small objects ref...

Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have A Dream” Speech Almost...

May 8, 2017

One of U.S. history’s most consequential gatherings and speeches almost didn't happen. On August 27, 1963,  the night before  Martin Luther King Jr.  speech...

The Legendary and Heroic Story of Green Beret Sergeant ...

April 26, 2017

It was supposed to be a simple recon mission. A small team of ultra-elite asskicking American Green Berets, infiltrating deep into the thick jungles several mile...

The Story Behind the Iconic 'Kiss of Life' Photo

April 17, 2017

Taken in 1967 by Rocco Morabito, the photo below called “The Kiss of Life” shows utility worker J.D. Thompson giving mouth-to-mouth to co-worker Randall G. Champion after t...

Jackie Kennedy Stands Silently By as LBJ is Sworn In as...

April 6, 2017

On November 22, 1963, two hours after President John F. Kennedy was assassinated, Vice President Lyndon Johnson was sworn in as the nation’s 36th president aboard...

Retro Vests – 27 Hilarious Knit Sweaters from the 1960s...

March 30, 2017

Wouldn’t you want to wear any of these wickedly despicable retro vests of the ‘60s and ‘70s? H/T Hint Blog

The Iconic Jacqueline Kennedy in 25 Photos

March 13, 2017

Jacqueline Kennedy was undeniably a role model to many women in the 1960s. Contrary to the belief of others, she was not an heiress, nor was she unfamiliar to hard work --- but s...

The Story of The Luckiest Unlucky Man To Ever Live

March 10, 2017

Known as the world’s luckiest unlucky man, Frane Selak, a Croatian music teacher was able to cheat death --- seven times! And, incredibly, in 2003, Selak won $1,000,000 d...

The Futuristic Holden Hurricane Concept Car, 1969

March 9, 2017

Revealed by car makers to advertise new technologies, the 'Concept cars' sometimes evolve into production vehicles, oftentimes they don't. Nevertheless, they do offer a vi...

NASA Displayed Apollo 1 Capsule 50 Years After It Tragi...

February 7, 2017

We know all about the Apollo 1 mission and how it ended. Last January 27, 50 years after the fire that occurred during a rehearsal launch — killing Gus Grissom, E...

Transcripts From the 1969 Moon Mission Reveal the Toile...

January 17, 2017

Some unforeseen and unwanted occurrences were encountered by the astronauts according to the revelation from the records of NASA's Apollo 10 mission. The transcr...

Photos of Remains of the Twin Towers in Hangar 17

January 12, 2017

At New York Kennedy Airport's airplane hangar, fewer than 30 pieces of steel linger from the debris recovered after the tragic 9/11 incident when terrorists hijacked plane...

Twin Towers Under Construction (19 Photos)

January 12, 2017

Skyscrapers arised in the 1880s, these were supported by an interior skeleton made of steel columns placed every 20 feet or the like. The exterior walls of the building, known as...

President Nixon Visiting the Apollo 11 Crew in Quaranti...

January 5, 2017

On July 16, 1969, Apollo 11 launched from Cape Kennedy with the astronauts carried into an initial Earth-orbit of 114 by 116 miles. Approximately 530 million peo...

The Rotor Ride: A Spinning Human Blender from the Past ...

December 30, 2016

The Rotor, also known as the “Devil’s Hole”, was designed by German engineer Ernst Hoffmeister in the late 1940s. The photo below was taken at Coney Island in the...

Marine Veterans Recreate Photo They Took 50 Years Ago

December 21, 2016

One Saturday morning last May, four U.S. Marine veterans made their way to Cinnamon Beach in Florida to recreate a photo they took 50 years ago. Bob Falk, 71, Bob De...

Downtown Christmas Decorations in the 1920s - 1960s

December 16, 2016

Let's stroll back into the past through this collection of vintage photos showing beautiful street scenes of different cities during Christmas time! Photo of downtown ...

Romantic Men's Hairstyle from the 1960s - 1970s

December 13, 2016

Men's hair in the 60's and 70's was a big thing. From blow drying to bobbing to sideburns - they did it all! Just take a look at the collection below... Most of the photos w...

What California Used To Look Like In The '60s

December 12, 2016

1. The first BART car unveiled on June 27, 1965 in San Francisco. 2. The Newport Beach Dory Fleet in the early 1960s when the fishing boats pulled right up onto the beach. 3...

The Day Black Cats Auditioned in Hollywood, 1963

November 30, 2016

While photos taken at a black cat audition in Hollywood in 1963 look adorable, at the same time, they also raise many questions concerning the sanity of cat-owners in the s...

Stephanie Kwolek: The Woman Who Invented Kevlar

November 25, 2016

Stephanie Kwolek is the chemist who invented Kevlar in 1965. She started working as a chemist in 1946 just to earn enough money to go to medical school, to fulfill her child...

17 Vintage Color Photos Showing High School Fashions in...

November 17, 2016

In 1969, photographer Arthur Schatz went to a California high school to do a photo-essay for LIFE Magazine on an emerging trend in fashion. The results seemed to...

20 Vintage Photos of People Camping and Caravanning Bet...

November 8, 2016

It was before the 20th century when camping holidays really started. The first real holiday camp was in the Isle of Man, called the “Cunningham Camp”. The only st...

Three of the Scariest Nuclear Bomb Accidents in History

November 3, 2016

1958 Georgia: Nuclear Bomb Training Accident Nuclear Bombing training exercises were common during the 1950s, so it’s not entirely surprising for an accident to occ...

The Victorian Ghost Town That Nobody Wants

October 30, 2016

Johnsonville, Connecticut may be completely void of human inhabitants at present, but a few licks of paint and a good spring clean you could be calling it home in no time! The to...

Color Photos Showing Life In Japan In The 1860s - 1900s

October 29, 2016

Prisoner, 1860 Woman in front of the mirror, photographer Baron Raimund von Stillfried, 1860 Two tattooed men, photographer Baron Raimund von Stillfried Pilgrim g...

Couple Discover Fortune Hidden in Their Ceiling for 60 ...

October 24, 2016

Imgur use Branik12was remodeling his house when he stumbled upon a mysterious old box. He decided to share his discovery to the Reddit community, he wrote He wrot...

The Enduring Mystery of The Babushka Lady

October 23, 2016

The assassination of JFK is the United States’ most notorious and widely believed conspiracy theory. Several questions, suspicions and coincidences surround that fateful day, incl...

The Youngest Photo Journalist in South Vietnam, 1968

October 21, 2016

One of the most unusual sights in a city overflowing with street battles is the slight figure of a 12-year-old Vietnamese boy scrambling across the rubble, deliberately...

The Aberfan Disaster - A Generation Wiped Out

October 19, 2016

AT 9.15am October 21, 1966, a disaster struck a small Welsh mining community which would devastate the village for a generation. Friday will mark the 50th anniversary of the A...

Orphaned on the Ocean: The Story of Terry Jo Duperrault

October 15, 2016

Terry Jo Duperrault, immediately before her rescue by the Captain Theo Arthur Duperrault had long dreamed of taking his family sailing on the seas of the tropics. B...

Before the Internet: Vintage Personal Men Adverts from ...

September 17, 2016

Before the Internet era, millions had the chance to enjoy their hidden desires in a cloak of secrecy.  Those in search of pleasure had to be a little braver to se...

What a Dollar Would Buy from 1945 - 1960

September 9, 2016

Take a look at this year-by-year breakdown of what you could get for a dollar since 1945. Anyone who's approached a vending machine with a buck in their hand realizes that a dollar...

Photos Captured People’s Reactions To The News Of JFK’s...

September 6, 2016

1. A crowd reacts to the news of JFK’s death outside Parkland Hospital in Dallas, where the president was taken following the shooting. Art Rickerby/Time & L...

A Look at Some Bizarre Beauty Contests from the Past

August 26, 2016

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 ne...

The Most Powerful Nuclear Weapon Ever Detonated in Huma...

August 24, 2016

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...

The World’s Smallest Car With One Door, One Headlight a...

August 23, 2016

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 a...

10 Things You May Not Know About John F. Kennedy

August 18, 2016

1. In addition to Caroline and John, Jr., the Kennedys had two other children. In 1956, Jackie Kennedy gave birth to a stillborn baby girl whom they intended to name Arabel...

Childhood Photos of President Barack Obama From Between...

August 13, 2016

Barack Obama is the 44th president of the United States, and the first African American to serve as U.S. president. First elected to the presidency in 2008, he wo...

70 Photos Captured Everyday Life of U.S Soldiers During...

August 8, 2016

In the spring of 1965, within weeks of arrival of 3,500 American Marines in Vietnam, 39-year-old British photographer Larry Burrows was commissioned by LIFE magaz...

A Look Back at American Classic Motorcycles from 1950s ...

August 4, 2016

Here is an interesting collection of classic motorbikes that Americans used in the 1950s and 1960s. H/T Dan Larson

A Mouthwatering Look At What In-Flight Meals Used To Be...

August 1, 2016

Today, meals served up during a long-haul flight are admittedly not the same as they were before. You can now travel back in time to the golden age of flying whe...

Photos of Afghanistan from the 1960s

August 1, 2016

After serving in World War II, Arizona State University professor Dr. Bill Podlich wanted to partake in a cause for peace, so he teamed up with UNESCO to work for two years at the High...

Wonderful Vintage Color Photos of Streets of the U.S. i...

July 13, 2016

Let's go 65 years back and take a look at what the streets of America looked like on a regular day.               &n...

25 Timeless Fashion Lessons from Audrey Hepburn Every W...

July 4, 2016

Audrey Hepburn is one of the 20th Century’s most heralded style icons, and for good reason! She had consistent, classic style throughout her life, sticking to sim...

Vintage Color Photos: Everyday Life in Nebraska During ...

July 2, 2016

Nebraska is a state that lies in both the Great Plains and the Midwestern United States. Its state capital is Lincoln. Its largest city is Omaha, which is on the ...

In 1962, Students Attempted To Build A Flying Bicycle …...

June 29, 2016

Watch as these Southampton University students build their very own flying machine, which they called the 'Sumpac'. Credit: British Pathe

30 Big Hairstyles From the 1960s That You Probably Woul...

June 7, 2016

A few like Dolly Parton, Brigitte Bardot or Priscilla Presley were able to pull the big 'do off, but most end up lookin ridiculous. ...

The Story Behind the Burning Monk, 1963

May 11, 2016

In June of 1963, in a busy street in Saigon, Vietnamese Mahayana Buddhist monk Thich Quang Duc burned himself to death as a protest to the South Vietnamese Diem regime’s discriminat...

11 Weird Inventions From The 1960s That'll Make You Scr...

May 6, 2016

If you can think it up, it can exist. Proof? These 11 oddball inventions from the 1960s. Some of these “ingenius” inventions are hybrids of familiar objects we us...

The Day The U.S. Almost Bombed North Carolina with a Nu...

April 13, 2016

January 23rd came very close to being one of the most terrifying days in American history when a U.S. military plane accidentally dropped two nuclear bombs not fa...

Photos of the Very First Super Bowl Ever, 1967

April 12, 2016

The very First professional AFL-NFL World Championship Game in American football, later known as Super Bowl I and referred to in some contemporary reports as the Supergame, w...

Photos of Gypsies Living the Nomadic Life Between the 1...

April 4, 2016

Between 1962 and 1971, photographer Josef Koudelka travelled throughout Czechoslovakia and beyond to rural Romania, Hungary, France and Spain. His main subject? T...

Pres. John F. Kennedy's Letter Nominating His Cabinet

April 1, 2016

This is the letter John F. Kennedy sent Inauguration Day, 1961, nominating his Cabinet. H/T National Archives

These 5 Men Auditioned to be the Next James Bond 007, 1...

April 1, 2016

Between Sean Connery and Roger Moore playing agent James Bond, there was actor George Lazenby. In 1967 Life magazine photographer Loomis Dean went along to the au...

Dr. Leonid Rogozov Operating Himself to Remove His Appe...

January 26, 2016

In 1961, Dr. Leonid Rogozov, a Soviet general practitioner, took part in a Soviet Antarctic Expidition. So when on the morning of April 29, 1961, Rogozov experien...

Vintage Photos of 50 Beautiful Hairstyles for Women in ...

December 14, 2015

You've seen the 30 Big Hairstyles From the 1960s That You Probably Wouldn’t Wear Today, now we give you a new set of hairstyle collection that you'll definitely l...