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41 Weird Photos From History That Show Just How Weird We Have Always Been

Rare Collection | July 15, 2015

We have always been weird. Just take a look.

1. A police officer judges an ankle competition in London (1930)

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2. A professional “rat catcher” showing off his kill. Rat catchers would scour the sewers of Europe and receive money for each rat they killed (1904)

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3. Women painting their legs to make it appear that they were wearing stockings (1942)

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4. The day Sweden switched which side of the road they drive on (1967)

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5. Members of the Seattle Tubing Society relax on a warm afternoon (1953)

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6. A maintenance crew loads 5 megabytes of memory into a Pan am Aircraft (1956)

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7. A man testing a prototype football helmet (1912)

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8. Batman on elephant (1967)

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9. Nazis singing outside of Jewish art shops to encourage Germans to boycott the shops (1933)

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10. "People Scooper" for cars (1920s)

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11. A “Punt Gun” which was used to hunt waterfowl - it was banned for being too effective (1800s)

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12. A brewery in England delivering kegs of beer on Spitfires to troops fighting in Normandy June 1944

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13. War orphaned Vietnamese babies are flown to LAX (April 12, 1975)

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14. Alfred Hitchcock serving tea to the MGM Lion (1957)

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15. Exercise machine designed to "roll the fat" out of legs (1936)

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16. Salvador Dali walking his pet anteater (1969)

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17. Women box on a rooftop (1938)

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18. Women in "wooden bathing suits" designed to make you more buoyant (1929)

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19. An alien mugshot, part of a 1958 hoax in Bad Axe, Michigan

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20. A Berlin boy selling lemonade with a portable lemonade dispenser (1931)

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21. United States Border Patrol trying to drag a fugitive across the US border in order to keep him from escaping to Mexico (1920)

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22. An overhead view of New York showing that everyone wore a hat (1939)

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23. Japanese women cover their faces in shame in a Tokyo courtroom.

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24. The Dynasphere was a monowheel electric vehicle which could go up to 25 miles per hour (1932)

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25. Russian soldiers feed polar bears from their tank (1950)

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26. A German soldier firing a gun from the back of his horse (1939)

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27. A woman waits for the hoops of her crinoline to be completed by a London dress shop (1860)

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28. Pedal skates (1910)

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29. Kids playing with stacks of German money (1922)

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30. Portable TV Concept (1967)

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31. Parisians navigate flood waters by walking across rows of chairs (1924)

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32. A woman wearing a cape designed to block harmful UV rays (1946)

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33. World War I “Sound Finders” used to detect which direction enemy planes were approaching (c. 1914 - 1918)

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34. A nurse applying UV light to babies (1927)

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35. Belgian troops stand with their dog drawn cannons on their way to the Western Front (1914)

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36. Participants of a "Miss Lovely Eyes" contest held in Florida (1930)

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37. An advertisement for an anti-malaria drug (1941)

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38. An “icebox” facial beauty treatment (1966)

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39. A masked Mickey Mouse Club meeting (1930s)

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40. Smuggling beer during prohibition sometime between 1920 and 1933

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41. Actors recording an episode of the "Gang Busters" crime radio show (1934)

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