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Crazy Historical Images That Will Make You Say WTF

Those were the days!

I love looking at photos from way back when aka ‘the old days’ but sometimes it’s not always clear what is going on!

You can’t argue that the twentieth century was a very innovative time. It gave us TV, aircraft and space travel, computers, lots of medical science and breakthroughs and of course my favourite invention, the Internet. Yes, It was a time of creativity and also a time of a complete disregard for health and safety!

Take a look at these fascinating photos from the last 100+ years and for many, we have to say WTF?

No, it’s not an early cyborg but a military officer in the 1960s being tested on cognitive function

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The architects of the Hoover Dam just hanging around

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To cut down a tree that huge you needed a seriously long saw

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This innocent photo of theatergoers wearing Mickey Mouse masks at a Disney movie premier in the 1960s looks rather eery

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Now that’s something you don’t see any more, a cop dangling from the top of a building

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Descending the miners into the coal mines was backbreaking work operating the lift each time. How do you get around this? Squeeze as many workers into the lift as you can!

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An early wooden ‘baby sitter’ to keep those pesky kids in place while you clean the house

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This is how people rode horses back in the old days… Let’s hope that horse has some strong legs!

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Like a scene out of ‘The Wizard of Oz’ this old photo captures a truly terrifying tornado coming this way

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This looks safe

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The nuclear baby stroller from West Germany also doubles up as a COVID-19 social distancing ensemble

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Before the name became synonymous with electric cars this is what people thought of when they heard the name ‘Tesla’. Nikola Tesla showing off his awesome power of AC electric

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No, it’s not back scene at Westworld Resort but it is back scene at some amusement park

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Yes, people from the past were insane

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A very stocked up butchers showing off their wares

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Just a toddler smoking a cigarette nothing to see here!

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An odd contraption for getting rid of freckles

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This is what it looks like to be tarred and feathered. Either that or he was trying to rob the McCallisters!

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WWI Sound Finders for detecting enemy aircraft

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The testing of the balance of a London double-decker bus

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Does Health & Safety mean nothing in the 1960s?

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You can see why this full swim mask did not catch on

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This photo was taken straight after surgery of an early skin graft of a military veteran who had suffered severe burns to the face. Obviously over time it would look better

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The lawnmower of the future

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Any ideas?

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The truly terrifying image taken of a dress rehearsal of a play around the year 1900

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Katherine Switzer was the first woman to run the Boston Marathon in 1967. Lots of men encouraged and defended her but some were total assholes

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Just your average and totally safe baby window cage

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This is apparently how Hotdogs got started!

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Is this a demon? No, it’s Rhino horn cupping which has been around for centuries. Let’s hope no rhinos were killed in the process

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The creation of the faces on Mount Rushmore

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These sculptors making a mould of what we hope is a replica head!

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This old granny showing off her contortion skills

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Written by Jay

A caffeine based life form. Current Editor-in-Chief here at Joyenergizer.

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