13 Weird and Surprising History Facts Shown on Photographs

    13 Weird and Surprising History Facts Shown on Photographs

    13 Weird and Surprising History Facts Shown on Photographs
    Greg
    12:57 PM EST, December 15, 2021

    History does not consist of major breakthroughs and revolutions only. It is also made of a myriad of details which sometimes make us become more interested in a given period or event. The details can be really astonishing at times.

    The gallery below contains a bunch of not so obvious historical facts.

    #1 The first pilots often had to leave their cockpits to reactivate the propeller

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    Weird History/twitter

    #2 During the great smog in London (1952) the blind helped other people find their way home as they were the only ones who could get around the city

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    Weird History/twitter

    #3 The old Stockholm telephone tower before the connection network was invented: 5000 lines (1890)

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    Weird History/twitter

    #4 The place where Julius Caesar was assassinated is now a shelter for stray cats

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    Weird History/twitter

    #5 This is what a parrying dagger looks like – it was usually held in the left hand and was used for blocking the enemy's sword

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    Weird History/twitter

    #6 Hannah Stilley was born in 1746 and was photographed in 1840, probably as the earliest born person to have ever been captured in a photo

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    Weird History/twitter

    #7 Airline reservation office before computers were invented (1945)

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    Weird History/twitter

    #8 Until the beginning of 20th century naughty boys had to wear pink clothes as punishment, while bad girls had to wear blue clothes

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    Weird History/twitter

    #9 A book box from medieval Italy. It looks like a schoolbag belonging to a teenage fan of heavy metal

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    #11 Alexander von Humbolt discovered a language that had become extinct 40 years before, thanks to a parrot that still pronounced some of the words

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    Weird History/twitter

    #12 Al-Siq is the main entrance to the ancient city of Petra

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    Archaeo - Histories / twitter

    #13 Ötzi, an ice man. His 5,300-year-old body was found in 1991

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    Archaeo - Histories / twitter

    Bonus image: The pyramids of Giza – a streetview in the past and now

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    Archaeo - Histories / twitter
    Which fact did you find the most surprising?
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