Funny History

Mr. Owl and the Question that Plagues Mankind

May 13, 2019

Forget the meaning of life…the biggest unsolved question that has plagued mankind since at least 1968 is “how many licks does it take to get to the center of a Tootsie Po...

Yogi Bear: Smarter Than Your Average Bear

April 24, 2019

Cartoon characters Yogi Bear and Boo Boo visit the The Empire State Building on December 16, 2010 in New York City. Source: (Photo by Charles Eshelman/FilmMagic/Getty Images) ...

Toilet Tales: The John Versus The Crapper

March 29, 2019

When it comes to indoor plumbing, two names stand out—the John and the Crapper. Please understand that when we say this, we are not being crude or impolite by using these inf...

Remember Little Audrey?

March 5, 2019

Do you remember Little Audrey? In 1947, Famous Studios cartoons introduced Little Audrey, a character that was akin to the popular Little Lulu cartoon. Little Audrey was a precocious young gir...

The Legend of the Christmas Pickle

December 19, 2018

A 'Christmas Pickle' hangs on a Christmas tree in New York. If the children manage to discover it, they receive another present. Photo: Johannes Schmitt-Tegge/dpa | usage worldwide (Ph...

Drake’s Plate: A Fabricated Artifact and the Story of an Out-of-Control Prank

December 7, 2018

Francis Drake sailed his ship Golden Hind into history, 1578, by Cornelis de Vries, watercolour. 16th century. (Photo by DeAgostini/Getty I...

Peabody Ducks: How a Drunken Prank Turned into a Charming Tradition

November 29, 2018

Duck March on the fountain at The Peabody. (Photo by: Jeffrey Greenberg/UIG via Getty Images) Memphis, Tennessee, is home to the Peabody Hotel, a pos...

Alvin Kelly’s Claim to Fame? Sitting on Flagpoles!

October 16, 2018

It is not the most conventional way to fame, but for Alvin ‘Shipwreck’ Kelly it was certainly effective. During the 1920s and 1930s, Kelly earned a name for himsel...

The History of S’mores

July 3, 2018

The making of the ultimate s'more with marshmallows, chocolate and graham cookies over a wood burning fire pit. (Vince Talotta/Toronto Star via Getty Images) As soon as warm weather hits, peop...

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 Gravity Seem To Be Repealed

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 strong...

This Guy's Hilarious 'Looking for a Wife' Ad from 1865 Will Make You Want to Marry Him

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 ...

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

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, Andy...

VHS Tape Shows Awkward Dating Video Montage from the 1980s

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 Illusion?

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 hid...

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