History In Pictures

History In Pictures

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Sharing the most powerful and entertaining historical photographs ever taken.

Joined July 2013

On January 15, 1919—101 years ago today—Boston suffered one of history’s strangest disasters: a devastating flood of molasses. https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/27366/bostons-great-molasses-flood-1919?a_aid=45307

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Einstein at the Grand Canyon, 1922. Photo by Eugene Omar Goldbeck.
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Einstein at the Grand Canyon, 1922. Photo by Eugene Omar Goldbeck.

William C. Minor was a surgeon, a veteran, and a murderer. He was a sex addict, a reformed deist, and (most likely) a paranoid schizophrenic. He was also one of the greatest outside contributors to the Oxford English Dictionary. https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/504609/murderer-who-helped-make-oxford-english-dictionary?a_aid=45307

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How many other treasure troves are sitting behind locked doors and bricked-up walls, just waiting to be discovered? https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/65662/10-time-capsule-rooms-left-untouched-decades?a_aid=45307

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You can find beauty and fashion tips almost anywhere, but few compare to those from the Queen of Style herself—Marie Antoinette. Many of her beauty secrets were so effective, they’re still used by women today. https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/78682/11-tips-marie-antoinettes-beauty-regimen?a_aid=45307

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Well, at least the ones that were vocal about their phobia (and made plans to avoid being buried alive.) https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/64180/10-famous-people-who-were-afraid-theyd-be-buried-alive?a_aid=45307

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