Exploring Unseen History: Rare Discoveries Offer New Perspectives

By Sophia Maddox | April 6, 2024

A modified 1946 Tucker Torpedo Prototype II, yes that's a third headlight

Forget what you learned in the history books. More often than not they only tell one side of a story filled with nuance. The rare discoveries that have been collected here show a side of history that we rarely get to see. They peel back the layers of stories that we think we know to expose little known facts that make history all the more fascinating. If you are ready to see a different side to history than you already know, then click ahead...the truth awaits!

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You wouldn’t be wrong if you thought that this was a car was a prop from a James Bond movie. The 1946 Tucker Torpedo prototype II was created by Preston Tucker and produced in Chicago in 1948. Tucker was only able to put out 51 cars before the company shut down on March 3, 1949.

The Tucker features a directional third headlight which activated whenever the car was turned to more than 10 degrees even though 17 states at the time had laws against vehicles with more than two headlights. It also had a rear engine and a roll bar integrated into the roof on top of a windshield made of shatter-proof glass. 

King Tutankhamun's sandals, royal and fashionable

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When we think about ancient Egypt we tend to imagine giant pyramids and mummies interred in sarcophagi, but there’s so much more to the time period than those basic facts. These sandals worn by King Tut show that people in Ancient Egypt were more like modern day people than we ever imagined. Not only did they wear shoes similar to what we have today, but they were just as into fashion as we are. André Veldmeije, renowned ancient footwear expert said:

When footwear is mentioned in general books, if at all, it is usually noted that sandals were flimsy and most people were barefoot all the time. Moreover, they say there were only few types of sandals. This is a misconception, probably based on artistic depictions alone. The variety of footwear is much greater than imagery suggests and even includes shoes that are never depicted; we only know them from the archaeological record.