Jane Fonda Mugshot
This is a mugshot of Jane Fonda taken in November 3, 1970. She was detained, along with others, during a demonstration against the Vietnam War.
Chinese Mall in the 1930s
This was taken in the 1930s in the Chinese city of Harbin. At the back we can see a department store. On the horse-driven cart a man in traditional dress.
This photograph was taken from the book “Hungary and its Women” and it depicts a beautiful woman of Hungarian origin. She wears a traditional Hungarian dress. This book was published in 1892.
Here we have none other than Jack Nicholson in his teens, long before he was ever considered for a role in a Hollywood film. Nicholson actually went to Hollywood when he was 17 years olin 1954. He didn’t have any luck as an actor at first and decided to become a writer. His debut would come in 1969 on the movie “Easy Rider” with Peter Fonda. Nicholson earned his first Oscar nomination on that film.
A few years after Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the idea was that atomic weapons would actually be used in conflicts. The idea that a nuclear war would be the end of humankind, wasn’t really on people’s minds yet. It was during these years that this cannon fired this atomic round as a test. The resulting explosion was similar to Hiroshima in magnitude.
Marriage in the 1930s
Newlyweds pose for a photograph in the 1930s.
1912 Women’s Great Britain Olympic swimming team
The British Olympic swimming team in 1912. Surprisingly, their swimsuits look rather modern by today’s standards.
1959 swimming fashion
Here’s a picture from 1959 where we can see the swimming fashion of the day.
An ancient bottle of Heroin. The German firm Bayer attempted to come up with a drug that would replace Morphine at a much lower cost. The synthetic morphine was baptized Heroin. Unfortunately, the drug was much more addictive than morphine and its use was banned.
Persian man circa 1900
This picture was taken from a book entitled “The Persian people” and it shows a Persian man in the early 20th century.
This image breaks my heart. It’s supposedly a Tiger. It was taken in Tibet. Circa 1900.
Charlton Heston in a Pathé ad
Here we have Charlton Heston in an ad for French camerameker Pathé where they’re exited about their new invention; the zoom lens.
This cosmetic face cream used to be sold with the slogan “for a radiant complexion” which is curious because it was radioactive. At the time the risks of radiation were not fully understood and many radioactive products were consumed regularly.
Jane Fonda / Anthony Perkins
This was a promotional shot for the upcoming movie “Tall Story” in 1960.
The nazis took from France during the war massive amounts of Thorium, a radioactive substance, back to Germany. It was believed they meant to develop a nuclear weapon but, it was meant for radioactive toothpaste. The radioactivity was supposed to cure gingivitis and whiten teeth.
NYPD Solves a High-Profile Turtlenapping
The New York City Police Department makes headlines every day, but it is not every day that the NYPD makes headlines for solving a turtle kidnapping case. But kudos go to the NYPD for solving the disappearance of a beloved resident of Alley Pond Environmental Center in Queens, 100-year-old African spurred tortoise, Millennium.
A Century of Millennium at Alley Pond
Millennium could have been a youthful, 11-year-old turtle when the 655-acre Alley Pond Park was acquired by the City of New York in 1929. When Millennium found his, her, or its way to the park, the Alley Pond was the source of water that the town of Flushing used for, well, flushing. Millennium survived the construction of the Long Island Expressway across the park, the creation of a golf course, and the founding of the Alley Pond Environmental Center at 228-06 Northern Boulevard in Queens in 1972.
Or maybe Millennium wasn’t around for any of those events. Although Millennium undoubtedly weighs about 100 pounds, and is larger than many of the children who come to visit him every day the park is open, the turtle rescuers who found the intrepid animal believe he could be a mere 17 years old or possibly as much as 100 years old. Either way, visitors to the park regularly ask to see him. And that is how they learned he was missing.
A Shocking Tortoise Disappearance
When visitors asked to see Millennium on the afternoon of Tuesday, July 18, 2017, Millennium was nowhere to be found. The attendants had no difficulty locating Millennium’s companion turtle Mini-Me, but even checks of video surveillance cameras showed no sign of the celebrity turtle. We think of tortoises as moving slowly, but actually they can move quickly, blending in with trees and grasses, so the park staff held out hope that Millennium might just be taking a little vacation looking for a different source of grass and grubs. But when there was no trace of Millennium the next day, they had no choice but to call the police. They were afraid they had a Code 597, abuse of an animal.
Millennium Returns from Connecticut
Fortunately, a Connecticut resident with a conscience made the reunion of Millennium with his young fans possible. And helped the police nab the turtlenappers’ accomplice Shawn Waters in the process.
Thirty-seven year old Shawn Waters loves turtles. He kept small turtles and other animals in the apartment he shared with his mother in Queens. On the afternoon of July 18, Waters was approached by two men who had cut a hole in the back of Millennium’s enclosure and absconded with the famous reptile. They made a deal with Waters to sell him the stolen turtle, and Waters started to take Millennium home in a stolen shopping cart. But no sooner did he have Millennium in his clutches than he realized his mother would never let him keep Millennium at home.
Waters hatched a plan to cover up his crime and get a smaller turtle his mother would approve. A man in Stamford, Connecticut had placed an ad on Craigslist to sell his musck turte. Waters struck a deal to swap reptiles and get $300 cash in the process. (Ordinarily, a turtle of Millennium’s 2 foot by 2-1/2 foot size and gentle watermelon-eating habits would have fetched about $2500, according to park officials.) Waters, who does not own a car, took a commuter train with Millennium to Connecticut, where he sealed the deal.
But by this time the police were checking turtle transactions on Craigslist. They located the buyer, who surrendered the turtle, which was returned safely to Alley Pond Park.
Waters was arrested and later sentenced to six months in jail at Rikers Island. His mother reports that he hopes to get his license to work as a security guard back when he gets out of jail.
Strange Sounds Coming From the Walls Reveal a HAUNTING Surprise to New Homeowners!
No matter where you are in the country, every town has a story about that house. You know the one. The house that looms above all, lending urban legends and stories to people in the community. Well, today, we are going to introduce you to a home in Germantown, Tennessee, as well as the mysterious sounds that emanated from its walls. Let’s dig in because this story is going to make you want to check your own walls!
Airline Passengers Attention Please: Avoid Wearing These Items While You Fly!
With the state that the airline industry is currently in, flying comfortably can be a challenging quest to undertake. Despite how uncomfortable flying can be, air travel has become the beating heart that connects every nation on our planet. Knowing that air travel is so important, we felt that it was vital to understand what best to wear during our travels. Today, we are going to highlight everything that airline passengers should avoid wearing while flying!
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