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28 of history's most fascinating photos

28 of history's most fascinating photos
The Statue of Liberty surrounded by scaffolding as workers complete the final stages in Paris. Circa 1885. An Royal Air Force pilot getting a haircut during a break between missions, Britain, 1942 Bob Marley on the beach with Miss World 1976 Cindy Breakspeare, mother of Damien Marley. Ethnomusicologist Frances Densmore recording the music of a Blackfoot chief onto a phonograph, 1916. A napalm attack near U.S. troops on patrol in South Vietnam, circa 1966. Fritz, a television celebrity bulldog, is shaved by a Californian barber. A female Lebanese fighter, 1982. Woodstock – The Opening Ceremony. Chester E. Beautiful color image of the German Focke-Wulf Fw 190A-5 fighters, of Fighter Squadron JG54, during flight, 1943. Attorney at law, Mohandas Gandhi, 1893. In the aftermath of the D-Day invasion, two boys watch from a hilltop as American soldiers drive through the town of St. Benjamin, the last Tasmanian Tiger, at Beaumaris Zoo, 1933. Corporal Luther E. Charlie Chaplin without makeup. Related:  HISTORY

Visiting 10 of the Most Interesting Abandoned Places on Earth Travelers looking for a getaway from the normal getaway should skip the sandy beaches to walk amid silent relics in Namibia, Chernobyl or an abandoned California gold mining town. These empty places may look like Scooby Doo set pieces, but they hold important clues to bigger mysteries about both the past and the future; the creep of urban decay and the necessity of memorializing tragedy. Sometimes history lives alone. We bring you 10 modern ghost cities where you can choose your own adventure, exploring what once was and what could have been. Hashima Island, Japan After spending a little less than a century as a bustling coal mining facility, Hashima Island became known as "Ghost Island" when demand for petroleum outstripped demand for coal in the 1960's and the 5,000 Mitsubishi-employed islanders began a mass exodus. Hashima Island was officially re-opened for tourists in April 2009. 1 of 10 Photos

Amazing Abandoned Places and Buildings - Travel & Places Posted by : PichoAugust 15, 2013 Abandoned places and buildings are mystic and beautiful. The stories behind these places are always unique and amazing. Through time the nature started to leave traces to the ruins that makes these abandoned places and buildings look amazing. Abandoned railroad France Source Lawndale theater Chicago Source Abandoned distillery in Barbados Source Abandoned cottage Shi Cheng underwater city, China Source Abandoned railroad in Missouri Abandoned church Source Underwater statue of Jesus in Malta Source Abandoned mill in Sorrento from 1866, Italy Source Abandoned hotel Del Salto ,Colombia Source Keelung the abandoned city, Taiwan Source Abandoned bobsleigh track in Sarajevo 1984 winter Olympics ,Bosnia House of the Bulgarian communist party, Bulgaria Submarine underground base,Ukraine Source Abandoned beach resort , Cyprus Source Curon Venosta , Italy Chernobyl Ground Zero, Ukraine Nara Dreamland,Japan Source Angkor Wat, Colombia Kalavantin Durg , India Source

6 Baffling Discoveries That Science Can't Explain For those who don’t get to the bottom, the source of the article is It is posted here with many edits. Edits made were edits to remove opinion, swearing, vulgar comments and racism from the originial article so that it would be more acceptable for our audience. Original article sourced twice for those who want to see the full. Ancient cultures have left many relics and structures that have us guessing why, what and how. #6 - The Voynich Manuscript The Voynich manuscript is an ancient book that has thwarted all attempts at deciphering its contents. It appears to be a real language–just one that nobody has seen before. Translation: “…and when you get her to put the tennis racket in her mouth, have her stand in a fountain for a while. There is not even a consensus on who wrote it, or even when it was written. As you can imagine, proposed solutions have been all over the map. #5. #4. So what’s the big deal? Oddly, the pipes are clean of debris despite being older than Zeus. #3.

Coolest Pix Of 2011 Week 23 It was another week filled with triumph, disaster, hurt and joy. If you want to know the story behind the image we suggest you read the description. Which images are your favorites? 1 A man performs for tourists by jumping from the top of a rebuilt bridge in the old town of the southern Bosnian city of Mostar, 140 km (87 miles) south of Sarajevo, June 3, 2011. 2 Shaquille O'Neal laughs while telling a story during his announcement of his retirement from the National Basketball Association (NBA) at a news conference at his home in Windermere, Florida June 3, 2011. 3 An archaeologist cleans the tusk of a prehistoric animal at Miraflores neighborhood in Tegucigalpa June 3, 2011. 4 The Iranian women's national soccer team pray after withdrawing from their qualifying match against Jordan for the 2012 London Olympic Games in Amman June 3, 2011. 5 A Bosnia supporter cheers during their Euro 2012 Group D qualifying soccer match against Romania at Giulesti stadium in Bucharest June 3, 2011.

40 Must-See Historical Photos EmailEmail While some photographs capture our attention because of how the artist behind the picture has decided to compose the shot, others are fascinating simply because of the subjects that they depict. Below are some captivating photographs that tell stories about our past, depicting the people, places and events that have shaped the course of history. Source: boredpanda Woman With A Gas-Resistant Pram, England, 1938 Elvis in the Army, 1958 106-year-old Armenian Woman guards home, 1990 Baby cages used to ensure that children get enough sunlight and fresh air when living in an apartment building, ca. 1937 Animals being used as part of medical therapy, 1956 Testing of new bulletproof vests, 1923 Charlie Chaplin at age 27, 1916 Hindenburg Disaster, May 6, 1937 Circus hippo pulling a cart, 1924 Annette Kellerman promotes women’s right to wear a fitted one-piece bathing suit, 1907. Annie Edison Taylor, the first person to survive going over Niagara Falls in a barrel, 1901

10 Bizarre and Fascinating Medical Tales Weird Stuff The medical world is full of tales of the bizarre, ranging from rare, mysterious diseases to odd medical anomalies. Today’s list will focus on ten of these fascinating stories. Remember Mr. Woman with two sets of DNA When Karen Keegan, a 52-year old Boston teacher, needed a kidney transplant, her three sons were tested if they are acceptable donors. Mysterious case of Natalie Adler Natalie Adler, a young woman from Melbourne, Australia, is the victim of an extremely rare disorder that left her practically blind three days out of every six. Margaret Wegner, after suffering numerous headaches and nosebleeds for 55 years, finally underwent surgery on August 2007. Girl who laughed nonstop Xu Pinghui, a 12-year old girl from Chongqing started laughing non-stop after developing fever when she was just eight months old. 54-year old Jim McClatchey of Atlanta, Georgia, was rushed to the hospital by his wife after she found him on the floor of their house unconscious.

Captured: Great Depression Photos: America in Color 1939-1943 Posted Jul 26, 2010 Share This Gallery inShare324 These images, by photographers of the Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information, are some of the only color photographs taken of the effects of the Depression on America’s rural and small town populations. The photographs and captions are the property of the Library of Congress and were included in a 2006 exhibit Bound for Glory: America in Color. Faro and Doris Caudill, homesteaders. Connecticut town on the sea. Farm auction. Children gathering potatoes on a large farm. Trucks outside of a starch factory. Headlines posted in street-corner window of newspaper office (Brockton Enterprise). Children in the tenement district. Going to town on Saturday afternoon. Chopping cotton on rented land near White Plains. Barker at the grounds at the state fair. Backstage at the "girlie" show at the state fair. At the Vermont state fair. Couples at square dance. Orchestra at square dance. Children asleep on bed during square dance. House.

More Rare Photos from History Miss America 1924. Vikki "The Back" Dougan, 1957. She was the inspiration for the cartoon femme fatale, Jessica Rabbit. Annie Oakley. For the 50th anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge in 1985, 300,000 people crossed it on foot. The blood-stained gloves that Lincoln was wearing when he was assassinated at Ford's Theater. Route 66 in Albuquerque, New Mexico in 1969. Helen Keller meets Charlie Chaplin. The first aerial photograph of Lower Manhattan taken in 1924. From 1924, this is Belva Annan. A Plexiglas "ghost" car in 1940. Amy Johnson was one of the first women to gain a pilot’s license and won fame when she flew solo from Britain to Australia in 1930. 14 inch shells on the deck of the USS New Mexico in 1944. Victorian sideshow performers. Mountain climbing in questionable attire near Chamonix in the 1890's An x-ray of Hitler's skull. Rip, a rescue dog who found one hundred victims of air raids in London between 1940 and 1941. A very young Lucille Ball. Atlanta, Georgia in 1864.

"What Does Love Mean?" See How 4-8 Year-Old Kids Describe Love Article By:Ladan Lashkari A group of professional people posed this question to a group of 4 to 8 year-olds: "What does love mean?" The answers they got were broader and deeper than anyone could have imagined. See what you think... "When my grandmother got arthritis, she couldn't bend over and paint her toenails anymore. So my grandfather does it for her all the time, even when his hands got arthritis too. Rebecca - age 8 "When someone loves you, the way they say your name is different. Billy - age 4 "Love is what makes you smile when you're tired." Terri - age 4 "Love is when my mommy makes coffee for my daddy and she takes a sip before giving it to him, to make sure the taste is OK." Danny - age 7 "Love is when you kiss all the time. Emily - age 8 "Love is what's in the room with you at Christmas if you stop opening presents and listen." Bobby - age 7 (Wow!) "If you want to learn to love better, you should start with a friend who you hate." Nikka - age 6 (we need a few million more Nikka's on this planet)

Stuck In Customs HDR Photography 23 Rare Photos That Will Tell You Some Of The Most Fascinating Facts In History. Life By rosey | I remember learning history in school a long time ago and it often made me feel bored and sleepy, because it was never fun! From what I remember, learning history was all about reading the longest paragraphs ever. But when I came across this list of pictures, I found them all very fascinating and scrolled through all of them. Take a look yourself and be educated! H/T to thechive