There have been countless unbelievable moments that have happened over the years. Throughout our history people have always done some very weird and wonderful things. One Reddit user has found a gallery with all the best photos from the past. If you think things are a little strange today, take a look through these photos showing weirdness over the years.
1. A woman taking her baby for a stroll in a gas-resistant baby carriage, England, 1938.
2. Unpacking the head of the Statue of Liberty, 1885.
3. A photo of Elvis Presley in the army.
4. Animals being used as part of medical therapy, 1956.
5. A brave man testing out a new bulletproof vest, 1923.
6. A Young Charlie Chaplin at age 27 in 1916.
7. The Hindenburg crashing on May 6, 1937.
8. Circus hippo pulling a cart, 1924.
9. Annette Kellerman promotes women’s right to wear a fitted one-piece bathing suit, 1907. She was arrested for indecency.
10. Annie Edison Taylor, who was the first person to survive going over Niagra Falls in a barrel in 1901.
11. 106 year-old Armenian woman guards her house with an automatic weapon, 1990.
12. Baby cages used to ensure that children get enough sunlight and fresh air when living in an apartment building, 1930′s.
13. A picture of the original Ronald McDonald from 1963.
14. The Disneyland employee cafeteria in 1961.
15. A morbid advertisement for Atabrine, an anti-malaria drug, during WWII.
16. A soldier shares his banana with a goat during the battle of Saipan ca 1944.
17. This little girl sits with her doll in the ruins of her London home that was bombed in 1940.
18. Construction of the Berlin Wall in 1961.
19. An unknown soldier in Vietnam from 1965.
20. Bookstore in London ruined by an air raid, 1940.
21. Walter Yeo, one of the first people to undergo a skin transplant and advanced plastic surgery in 1917.
22. Sun tan vending machine in 1949.
23. Beach patrols measuring the length of women’s bathing suits in the 1920s.
24. Martin Luther King Jr. removing a burned cross from his yard with his son in 1960.
25. A hotel owner pouring acid in a pool while a black family swam in it in 1964.
26. What lifeguards used to look like in the 1920s.
27. A girl with artificial legs in 1890.
28. A mother and her son look at the mushroom cloud following a nuclear test in Las Vegas in 1953.
29. A mother shamefully hides her face after listing her children for sale in 1948.
30. Austrian boy receives new shoes during WWII.
31. Hitler’s officers and cadets celebrating Christmas, 1941.
32. Christmas dinner during the Depression.
33. The original Winnie the Pooh and Christopher Robin from 1927.
34. The last of the prisoners leaving Alcatraz in 1963.
35. Melted remnants of a fire at Madam Tussauds Wax Museum in London, 1930.
36. This chimp poses for a picture after his successful mission to space in 1961.
37. Alcohol being poured out on the streets during Prohibition Detroit in 1929.
38. Princeton students after a freshman VS sophomore snowball fight in 1893.
39. 23 year-old Evelyn McHale’s suicide – she jumped from the 83rd floor of the Empire State Building and landed on a United Nations limousine, 1947.
40. What happened when Sweden began driving on the right side of the road in 1967.
It’s hard to believe some the things in these photos really happened, it gives us a glimpse of how things rapidly change around us and how it’s so hard to predict what might happen in the future, even 100 years from now may be completely unrecognizable.
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