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Photos Of People's Grandmas Who Were Badasses Back In The Day

The world may have improved significantly since our grandmothers were young, but that doesn't mean that didn't live pretty cool lives. People are sharing photos that prove just how badass their grandmothers were back in the day. From pilots to circus performers, check out these awesome grannies with powerful pasts. 

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Pictures From The Spanish Flu 100 Years Ago Shows Similarities In Managing Pandemics

100 years ago, the Spanish Flu was sweeping its way across the globe, infecting and killing millions. The guidelines were much like the ones we have today during the pandemic we're living through now - stay home and wear protective gear in public. Thankfully, lockdown is a lot more bearable nowadays and people are finding all sorts of ways to entertain themselves. But these pictures show that a pandemic is a pandemic is a pandemic and if they did it way back then, we can get through it now. Hang in there, people! 

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More Classical Art Memes For The Cultured Souls

Classical Art Memes is basically the only way to get your dose of culture, art, and history. Oh, and laughs. Because let's face it, no one wants to remember what we're living through now, so we might as well go back in time and look at how bad it was back then. And is there a better way to do that than through memes? We don't think so either. Scroll through and educate yourselves! 

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Photos Show Mashups Of Present Day And Historical Moments In Same Spot

Most places we go are steeped in history, very often having a dark past. Very often we are oblivious to all the events that have taken place in the decades leading up to the moment we are standing in a place, especially the ones which saw lives lost. These photos have been cleverly photoshopped to show the dark and sad past that specific places have, to remind us that the past should never be forgotten. 

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Facts About History To Mess With Your Perception Of Time

Time is a weird thing, but our perception of time is even stranger. We think of some historical events as things that happened in the "ancient times" or "olden days", and others as fairly recent, or "modern". But our minds would be blown if we found out how many of them actually happened in the same era, like the ones below. See how many of these crazy historical facts you actually knew, and how many will make you say "Whaaaaat?!"

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Female Artist Of The Week: Instagram Account Bringing Historical Figures To Life With Photoshop

Each week we bring you a talented female artist who creates incredible quality content and this week, we've picked Becca Saladin, the graphic designer behind Instagram account @royalty_now_. Becca's combined passion for making history come alive and photoshop means that she is able to "Photomanipulate how historical figures would look if they were alive today", according to her Facebook page. Check out how Becca's interpretation of what royalty from the past would look like today comes to life in her pictures below. Once you've enjoyed her brilliant creations, check out last week's female artist of the week in case you missed it. 

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Stories From History That Should Be Made Into Movies

Dear Hollywood, instead of your obsessive need to turnout re-makes of classics, why not look to history for some incredible stories that have yet to be told? 

Here, Twitter has also given you a jumpstart of some awesome movie ideas, all thanks to Twitter user @KylePlantEmoji.

Got any other awesome stories from history that hasn't made it to the big screen? Share it us with in the comments below! 


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What On Earth: Twenty Historical Facts

Historical facts always take us on a wild ride! What makes it so darn interesting is that it's true! All these fact below aren't some made up fictional story. 

Hitler was actually nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize

If that's not the most confusing/baffling thing you've ever heard then we simply don't believe you. 

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Expand Your Knowledge With These 16 Historical Facts That Were Unearthed!

The more you know! These facts are WILD. Who knew that the very first fax was sent around the time of the Oregon Trail?! That fact totally changed my perception of time. 

Here are 16 unusual historical facts, you may not have heard of:

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22 Famous And Infamous Photographs And The Cameras That Shot Them

A really fascinating look behind some of the worlds most famous, infamous, and not so famous photographs and the cameras that captured them.

So much history and powerful shots listed below:

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Twitter Account 'Life in Moments' Shares Historical Images And It's Fascinating (40 Images)

Life in Moments is a really great Twitter account to follow if you're interested in history or just like to see cool images from the pasts. Images such as a woman from the early 1900s riding a scooter (essentially what some folks are currently riding at this very moment). Pretty neat! Or how about that absolutely terrifying Santa Claus from the 1900s?

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15 Common English Phrases And The History Behind Them

We never really thought about the history behind these common phrases but turns out to be more interested than we expected! The more you know! 

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These Weird Facts About Famous Events In The Human History Will Amaze You

Humans are pretty weird, and our history reflects that. Here are some random facts about human history that will boost your trivia skills significantly. And who doesn't love some new facts to store in the back of your brain, only to be retrieved at the most useless of times? But c'mon, we all know that winning trivia night isn't something to be sneezed at. So learn these facts and use them well, my minions. 

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20 Fascinating Photos Of Historic American Landmarks While They Were Under Construction

Whenever we think of certain historic landmarks, such as the Statue of Liberty or the Golden Gate Bridge, we get a clear image in our head of exactly what they look like. One thing most people don't think about is the grueling workload it took to construct these landmarks. Now that they're complete, we admire them, but a ton of manpower and time went into making sure these magnificent structures stood the test of time. Just check out these fascinating photos showing all those landmarks while they were in the middle of their construction…Via: Boredom Theraphy

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These Comics Have No Need For Words

Argentinian Cartoonist Joaquín Salvador Lavado, better known as Quino, is best known for creating Mafalda. He is an ink master, has graphic humor, and from the looks of his illustrations, a social rebel. 

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