These Newly-Colorized Historical Photos Reveal Shocking Things

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A Young Brigitte Bardot

The French actress was at the peak of her career in the 1950s and '60s. She moved from Paris to Hollywood at a young age, and because of her looks and talent, she was rarely not in the spotlight. She's quoted as saying, "I don’t know what it means to sit quietly in a bistro, on a terrace, or in the theatre without being approached by someone."

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Three Title Holders

Europe's tallest, shortest, and fattest men are pictured here, all playing a game of cards dated back to 1913. It's hilarious to think about what they're all talking about. Oh, to be a fly on the wall...

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The More You Know

  • Ancient Greeks came up with the idea of cyclops after they found a fossil of a mammoth, and had no idea what it was.
  • Cleopatra lived closer to the moon landing than to the building of the pyramids.
  • In Victorian England, people used to take pictures of their dead relatives in lifelike positions to keep as mementos.
  • Women in the 18th century used lead as makeup.
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