Weird History 29 Photos That Show You Exactly How Weird History Really Was  

Mick Jacobs
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List Rules Vote up the most strikingly bizarre photos that change your perception of the past.

True life often gets much stranger than fiction. History, AKA humanity's trial-and-error period, presents you with scenarios bizarre enough to render your favorite movies, TV shows, and books obsolete.

Assembled below are historical photos of the astonishing things people did throughout time, and some aren't more than 30 years old. Thought you'd seen it all? Wait 'til you see kids "swimming" on dry land.

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1865: Mummies For Sale

1865: Mummies For Sale is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 29 Photos That Show You Exactly How Weird History Really Was
Photo: Facebook
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1926: History's Tallest Fellow

1926: History's Tallest Fellow is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 29 Photos That Show You Exactly How Weird History Really Was
Photo: Facebook
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1920: Learning To Swim Without Water

1920: Learning To Swim Without... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 29 Photos That Show You Exactly How Weird History Really Was
Photo: Facebook
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1820: The Bachelor Tax

1820: The Bachelor Tax is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 29 Photos That Show You Exactly How Weird History Really Was
Photo: Facebook
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