True life is often far stranger than fiction. History, alternatively known as humanity's trial-and-error period, is chock-full of scenarios bizarre enough to render your favorite movies, TV shows, and books obsolete.
Assembled below are historical photos of astonishing things people have done throughout time.
1865 - An Egyptian Street Vendor Sells MummiesIs this bizarre?
1923 - Two Men Test A Bulletproof VestIs this bizarre?
1922 - 'Cow Shoes' Designed To Disguise Moonshiners' FootprintsIs this bizarre?
1944 - The Tallest Nazi Soldier On Record, Jakob Nacken, Captured At CalaisIs this bizarre?