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.
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1865 - An Egyptian Street Vendor Sells Mummies
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1923 - Two Men Test A Bulletproof Vest
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1922 - 'Cow Shoes' Designed To Disguise Moonshiners' Footprints
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1944 - The Tallest Nazi Soldier On Record, Jakob Nacken, Captured At Calais
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1970 - Kim Il Sung's Neck Tumor
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1918 - Soldiers Form A Living Portrait Of Woodrow Wilson