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20 Unusually Interesting Images From History!

20 Unusually Interesting Images From History!

We’ve all done it, start reading about something on the internet and an hour later realize you’ve got 15 tabs open in your browser on the subject.

Well, I’m happy to announce your next internet rabbit hole just might be in the list below. As I present 20 Unusually Interesting Images From History! Try to get some sleep tonight, ok.

Roman Dice Game

The Romans loved dice games. The words read “The Picts are defeated, the enemy destroyed. Play at ease.”

Roman dice game 20 Unusually Interesting Images From History!

Mercury train, Chicago in 1936

The Mercury train in Chicago was named after the Roman god and designed for speedy intercity midwest travel.

Mercury train in Chicago, 1936 - named after the Roman god and designed for speedy intercity midwest travel.

Canadian Tree Cutters

This image is of 2 men in Canada cutting down a massive tree over 100 years ago.

Canadian tree cutters

Telephone Switchboard Operators

This is the way telephone systems worked years ago. Each call had to be manually connected by a human being. These people (usually women) were known as Telephone Switchboard Operators.

Telephone Switchboard Operators

The largest French gun ever built (Obusier de 520)

Image of the Paris Gun which was the largest gun ever built by France. This massive weapon exploded the first time it was ever fired. A second gun built by the French was captured and used by Germany in WW2, but also soon exploded.

Largest french gun ever built 20 Unusually Interesting Images From History!

4th Grade Class Picture of Adolf Hitler

This is a class picture of the 4th grade class of Adolf Hitler The future cause of World War 2 is dead center of the top row.

4th Grade Class Picture of Adolf Hitler

CP3O leading the London symphony orchestra in 1978

In this image you can see C3PO conducting the London Symphony Orchestra playing Star Wars at Albert Hall, 1978.


Cp30 leading an orchestra

Jesse Owens winning gold in Nazi Germany, 1936.

Jesse Owens winning gold in Nazi Germany, 1936.

Jesse owens winning gold at Olympics

Sumerian cylinder seal

4,000 year-old Sumerian cylinder seal with a cupbearer seated below the Sun and stars.

Sumerian seal, 20 Unusually Interesting Images From History!

What will the World be like in the year 2000?

The two images below are what the people of the year 1900 imagined the world would be like in the year 2000.

The year 2000, 20 Unusually Interesting Images From History!
The future, 20 Unusually Interesting Images From History!

German Flettner Fl 265 helicopter

Demonstration a German Flettner Fl 265 helicopter during WW2.

German Flettner Fl 265 helicopter

Japanese Americans

Americans of Japanese ancestry playing checkers while awaiting transport to an internment camp, 1942.

Japanese Americans during WW2

Rocket Propelled Bicycle

Rocket bike

Elephants with Earmuffs

In 1969, elephants near Heathrow in London were given earmuffs to protect them from noise.

Elephant with earmuffs

Early Deep Sea Diving

How deep sea diving was done in the year 1915.

Early Deep Sea Diving - 20 Unusually Interesting Images From History!

Early Map

Map of the world not yet reached by Europeans in 1881.

Early map of the world

Sumerian Receipt

The world’s oldest known payslip, from Ancient Sumeria. It shows how much beer was earned in wages.

Sumerian receipt

Vintage Stroller

Early strollers often had harnesses to be pulled by dogs or goats.

Vintage stroller pulled by a goat

First Monopoly Board Game

The very first Monopoly game was handmade by Charles Darrow around 1930.

First monopoly board game

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20 Unusually Interesting Images From History!

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