Our history is full of strange and bizarre incidents and events, and whenever we read something like that, we try to imagine the situation in our minds. But reading a history article or magazine and imagining the situation is different than view an actual image. It gives something a bit extra reality touch. It shows how strange our ancestors are and how some of the past’s weird things looked like. Whether it would be a historical landmark, a famous person or random old pictures of the past – they all have fascinating stories behind them.
Here below, we have compiled a list of some of the weirdest photographs from the past. These photographs depict some incredible inventions, events, scenes and many more.
Shortly after Cole died in 1888, Dr. Rufus B. Weaver got straight to work on what would be a medical first: the removal and subsequent mounting of a person's entire nervous system. The painstaking process took six months, but once it was complete it became an invaluable teaching tool — not to mention an exciting spectacle for aspiring physicians. Since then, this remarkable feat has only been successfully replicated three times.
There they posed for a photo at the carnival owner's insistence and a story about it appeared on the front page of the local newspaper the next day.At the time, the Klan was at the height of its popularity in America and often free to conduct its business in the open and with the government's blessing. Local children of Klan members were even known to write "KKK" on their school uniforms and call themselves the Ku Klux Kids.
This amphibious land-to-water vehicle of West German origin was produced for several years during the 1960s.Johnson, a practical joker, reportedly enjoyed bringing unsuspecting guests into his Amphicar and exclaiming that the car's brakes had failed as it sped toward, then into, the lake on his Texas ranch.
Thousands of spectators lined up to see the fallen criminal, who by that point had become a mythical Robin Hood figure of sorts.Though there is little evidence Dillinger ever shared his wealth, he had fully captured the public's imagination as a hero fighting Depression-era authorities — as well as being a renowned womanizer.
This painful tradition persisted in China for about 1,000 years. From getting their toes broken to having excess flesh snipped away, countless young girls endured an agonizing process to achieve an ideal three-inch foot, or a "golden lotus." The last shoe factory making lotus shoes only closed in 1999.