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We’re constantly finding the obscure, weird, and fascinating photos and events from history. Take a look at moments from the past you wouldn’t want to forget.

Prince Harry Has Always Been a Royal Outsider but Is Prince Charles Even His Real Father?

June 6, 2021

Prince Harry may be a name we’ve uttered countless times, but this fallen prince has fans and foes across the globe. He’s the ultimate royal outsider, but what’s the real reason for that? Well, some suggest this is all down to his royal – or lack of royal – lineage. And while it’s been no secret that Prince Harry isn’t like his brother, his father, or even his grandfather, conspiracy theorists across the globe have finally come to a conclusion as to why Harry is so different.

Check Your Attics Because These Old-School Toys and Games Are Now Worth a Fortune

May 9, 2021

Do you still have the school toys and games from your childhood in your attic? If you do, you’re in luck. Some of the most iconic toys and games from yesteryear are even more in-demand now than they were back in the day. And there are retro fanatics out there who are willing to pay thousands of dollars (and sometimes even millions!) to get their hands on them. So get thinking about where you want to go for your all-inclusive vacation because that “junk” in your attack is now worth a fortune!

Life in Color: Throwback Photos Showing What It Was Like to Grow up in the 50s, 60s, and 70s

April 7, 2020

Remember the days before modern technology, endless Netflix streaming, and social distancing? Our pace of life used to be very different from how it is today, and we wanted to take a look at how it was in the age before smartphones. We take a peek inside the workplaces, public spaces, and nightlife hot zones that memories were made of. Take a look at our handpicked selection of the best color photos that capture those forgotten moments. Just try not to lose yourself in the past!

Colorized Photos of the RMS Titanic Showing What Life Was Really Like On Board Just Days Before It Sank

March 31, 2020

The true story of what happened to the RMS Titanic is as extraordinary as it is emotional, and familiar to most of us through the epic 1997 film. It was on April 15th of 1912 that the British passenger liner sank in the North Atlantic Ocean after hitting an iceberg. Real photos of the actual passenger liner, its rooms, and the people on board the ship have been colorized for us to really get a sense of what it was like. Now more than ever, the legendary Titanic has been brought to life through these edits, and the results are more moving than you might expect.

The Spandex are Off: Here’s What Your Favorite 80s Fitness Stars Look Like Now

March 4, 2020

Remember the age of spandex, that glorious bygone era where fitness gurus seemed to be popping out the woodwork? Do you miss it? If you do, or if you don’t but your curiosity is getting the best of you, then join us for a blast back to the 1980s. In this article, we go back in time and remind you of all the biggest fitness stars and personalities of the decade. Then, hold on as we jump back to the present to have at look at them today.

Harvey Ball: The Original Creator of the Globally Famous Feel-Good Symbol, the Smiley Face

January 8, 2020

The iconic smiley face. Have you ever sat and thought to yourself, who created the smiley face? No, right? Don’t worry, not many people have. Well, there once was a very creative person who decided people needed a little something to encourage good morale. Did it work? Were his efforts worth it all?

Revisit Holiday Cheer From Years Gone by in Vintage Photos of Christmas Past

December 3, 2019

There’s nothing like looking through old photos to rekindle all those fond Christmas memories. Considered to be the most magical time of year, we gather with our loved ones to enjoy some quality time, good food, and gifts. But how were we celebrating before smart TVs and Alexa? Take a look at vintage photos of how we used to enjoy the Yuletide season. Without the distraction of modern technology, we’re seeing if Christmas past is beyond comparison to today’s world.

First Woman to Officially Run The Boston Marathon Heads Back to the Track 50 Years Later

September 4, 2019

Kathrine Switzer is a hero of the women’s rights movement. In 1967 she completed the Boston marathon which, at the time, was forbidden to women. The exclusion of her gender was not enough to keep her off the track and today she is a symbol of woman strength. Switzer serves as a role model for all female athletes that are told they’re just not good enough.

Puma vs. Adidas: The Most Epic Family Feud in Business History

September 1, 2019

Today, Puma and Adidas are still two of the most successful sports apparel and footwear name brands that exist worldwide. What most people don’t know, however, is that these two leading companies, worn both by professional players and amateur athletes alike, began as a result of an epic family feud. Brothers, Adolf and Rudolf Dassler once worked side by side, making their shoe business dreams come true together. However, a sibling miscommunication soon changed everything and Puma and Adidas were born.