Weird History

10 Utterly Fascinating Photos That Weren't In Our History Textbooks

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Vote up the historical pictures that make you go "Whoa!"

From extinct animals to the excavation of Pompeii, history is immortalized in the photographs your textbooks couldn't print. National Geographic makes certain global documentation more accessible, but have you seen one of the oldest surviving aerial pictures ever taken? Did you know moonshiners used special shoes shaped like hooves?

Weird photos from history exist to remind us of our pasts and help predict our futures. And every now and then, these visual mementos resurface, depicting modern humanity in surprising ways.