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Male Fashion from the 1970s

December 5, 2017

How Do You Rate as a Husband or Wife of the 1930s?

November 8, 2017

This Marital Rating Scale was developed in 1939 by George W. Crane, Ph.D and M.D. of Northwestern University. The scale was divided into two columns, one for the positive...

The Wonder Spot of the 1950s, Where the Laws of Natural...

August 22, 2017

This particulat 'Spot' is located south of Wisconsin Dells/Lake Delton, only about a half-block off of Highway 12. Its powers were strongest in The Wonder House, ...

This Guy's Hilarious 'Looking for a Wife' Ad from 1865 ...

August 20, 2017

Back in the 19th century, online dating wasn't a thing yet - no Tinder, no Match, no Craiglist - so people had to find other means to search for a mate. Apparentl...

Mullet: The Badass Hairstyle of the 1970s to Early 1990...

August 9, 2017

Mullet, a hairstyle characterized by short cuts in the front and sides and long in the back, started to gain popularity in the 1970s. Rod Stewart, David Bowie, An...

VHS Tape Shows Awkward Dating Video Montage from the 19...

July 31, 2017

Before Tinder, these men sat down with an archaic Betamax and a very colorful background, and delivered an awkward speech about why women should be dating them. ...

Can You Spot The Hidden Man In This 1880s Optical Illus...

May 22, 2017

Recently, an image of a bear dating from the 1880s took the internet by storm. At first, it just looked like an image of a bear’s head, but there's something hidd...

Spot the Camouflaged Soldiers

May 17, 2017

Can you find them all before they eliminate you? No, you can’t.   Scroll down for the answer.                           ...

18th - 19th Century Jokes Most People Today Might Not '...

April 24, 2017

Some jokes are timeless and can make people laugh no matter the century. But most jokes are highly reliant on the context of the times. For example, our jokes tod...

Mr. Bean Hilariously Inserted Into Historical Paintings

April 17, 2017

Artist Rodney Pike manipulated photos and created a series of mash-ups of the iconic Mr. Bean featuring in a number of the most famous portraits in art. The Mr Bean ...

Drunk Debates: In Ancient Persia, People Decide Upon Im...

April 11, 2017

In Herodutus’ discussion of the Persians, he wrote (Book I, chapter 133) that they decide upon important issues by first getting drunk. Once drunk, they start the...

The Story of the Mysterious 19th Century ‘Princess' Who...

March 17, 2017

On April 3, 1817 --- out of nowhere, a confused young lady suddenly showed up in Almondsbury, a small village few miles north of Bristol in England. She was dre...

13 Badass Men from History

March 7, 2017

Be astonished of their overwhelming feats... Other Badass Stories: -The Dr. Who Operates on Himself to Remove His Own Appendix -The Arctic Explorer Who Was Burried in a Blizzard and Used His ...

14 Photos of Men Posing With Their Beloved Cats

January 23, 2017

Generally, men posting cute photos of cats held in their arms are not unusual. However, there are guys who pose with their cats --- they have taken it to a whole new level! ...

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...

How Some Cool Silent Film Effects Were Made Before CGI

January 7, 2017

Harold Lloyd hanging off a clock in Safety Last! (1923) How it was done: When Safety Last was made, inserting a fake background with the use of rear projection or a ...

Started as a Mistake, Gym Teacher Wore the Same Outfit ...

January 2, 2017

At Prestonwood Elementary school in Dallas, Texas, Dale Irby, a retired gym teacher posed for his first yearbook photo back in 1973. The following year, 1974, he ...

How-To Questions Each State Googles More Frequently Tha...

November 4, 2016

Estately made a list of how-to questions internet users in each state asked more frequently than others. Using Google Autocomplete, Estately compiled hundreds of ...

Men’s Fashion Ads From the 1970s Will Make You Cringe

August 12, 2016

These men's clothing ads from the 1970s feature 'Underwear that's funtawear' and 'For whom the bells tolls' fashion styles. What a groovy decade in fashion! It must ...

39 Best Comebacks Of All Time Of Famous People In Histo...

August 10, 2016

I don't know about you but my appreciation for these famous people in history just went up a notch higher when I learned that at one point or another, they snappe...

Tumblr Posts About History That Are Just Really Funny

June 15, 2016

Finding humor in history. 1. On Columbus. 2. On revolutions. 3. On Copernicus. 4. On Americans. 5. On being an historian. 6. On Italian literature. 7. On the F...

The Gentleman's Guide to Amputating Arms

June 13, 2016

Spewed from the depths of the internet archive is this somewhat funny poster. From what we know of the grim and weird medical practices of the past, this could very well be real. B...

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...

What History Would Look Like If There Was Instagram Bef...

May 5, 2016

What if Isaac Newton had Instagram when he discovered gravity, or if DaVinci posted Instagram work-in-progress shots while working on the Mona Lisa? MTV designers...

Funny Haircuts from the Past as Seen in Old Yearbook Ph...

March 23, 2016

Here, we gathered the worst kinds haircuts of all time, most of them were from the 80s and early 90s, cool years for a lot of things but definitely not for hairst...

Vintage Humor: 10 Charlie Chaplin Gifs To Make You Smil...

February 26, 2016

It's been 80 years since the premier of Charlie Chaplin's Modern Times. Has his humor lasted? Check out these 10 gifs and you be the judge...

Funny and Interesting Slang for Sex Throughout History ...

January 29, 2016

Lexicographer Jonathon Green collected historical slangs, including dirty talks, and compiled them in a comprehensive dictionary. 1351 1505 1521 1578 1604 ...

12 Historical Figures Who Died A Rather Embarrassing an...

January 8, 2016

Death has no prejudice. It does not discriminate. Famous or not, at one point or another, we are all going to get served. For some, death comes slow, while for ot...

Guinness World Records 2016 (In Pictures)

December 23, 2015

The next edition of the Guinness World Records book will feature 60 years of record-breaking feats and wonders, whilst also presenting this year's latest additions to the oddball ...

22 Adorable Vintage Photos of Pets Doing "People" Thing...

December 1, 2015

September 1934: Mrs C. Wylds behind the wheel with her pet pig, Terling in Essex. April 1932: Feline film star "Tibby" rests on the lap of Abraham Sofaer, leadin...

10 Dating Tips From The Past That Are Just So So Terrib...

November 24, 2015

Thankfully, these dating etiquettes are no longer the norm. We have come such a long way. Never Wear Earrings Photo: Flickr/Nationaal Archief Apparently, in 19...

What Facebook’s News Feed Would Look Like If It Existed...

September 30, 2015

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History's Famous Portrait Photos Recreated With John Ma...

September 14, 2015

One quick glance might trick you into thinking these photos look nothing unusual. But when you take a closer look... American photographer Sandro Miller showcase...

Shortest, Funniest and Most 'Accurate' History of Count...

August 6, 2015

Someone asked on Reddit if redittors could come up with TL;DR (summary) version of their country’s history. As always, Reddit users were more than enthusiastic t...

This Video Explains Why People in Old Movies Talked in ...

May 21, 2015

There’s a distinct way of talking that American actors and broadcasters used in the early days of radio and in pre-World War II movies. It’s not quite British or ...