Rare Discoveries Show A Different Side To History Than We Already Know 

By Sophia Maddox | May 31, 2023

This diving suit from 1882 is cool but not practical

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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Diving has come a long way since the Victorian era when people finally started exploring the deep with sophisticated forms of technology that allowed researchers to go farther than they’d ever done it before. This design from 1882 was built by the Carmagnolle brothers of Marseilles, France. The suit provided more movement than anything that came before it with its 22 joints. On top of that, the helmet had 25 individual 2-inch glass viewing ports which were spaced out at the same distance of the human eye. Unfortunately the suit weighed just over 800 pounds and it was never able to be submerged without taking on a lot of water. 

Here's a tree growing through an abandoned piano, or is it?

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This piano tree has long boggled the minds of viewers. Did someone drop off a piano in the middle of the woods and let a tree crack through it? Or was the piano simply sawed in half and placed around the tree to make it look all the more strange? The tree can be found in the woods near California State University, Monterey Bay which is actually a hint to its creation. A college student named Jeff supposedly placed the piano around the tree which must have taken a lot of work. Unfortunately the piano is no longer situated around the tree.