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Odd Dentist Window Display (1885)

This window display must have certainly drawn attention for the Dentist who used it. Not sure if that attention meant a boost in business.

Unknown. Odd Dentist Window Display, 1885. Wellcome Collection, under Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0). Credit Science Museum London.

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Odd Zoology in British Waters (1808)

These odd zoology finds are from the 1808 book “The Natural History of British Fishes”, by Edward Donovan. The full book is available from the Biodiversity Heritage Library

Donovan, Edward. The Natural History of British Fishes, 1808. Biodiversity Heritage Library, Public Domain License.

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Apollo 10 Command Module – Charlie Brown

“Apollo 10 command module, call sign ‘Charlie Brown’, by North American Rockwell Corporation, Downey, Los Angeles county, California, United States, American, 1969. Apollo 10, carrying astronauts Thomas Stafford, John Young and Eugene Cernan, was launched in May 1969 on a lunar orbital mission as the dress rehearsal for the actual Apollo 11 landing. Stafford and Cernan descended in the Lunar Module to within 14 kilometres of the surface of the Moon, the closest approach until Neil Armstrong and Edwin ‘Buzz’ Aldrin in Apollo 11 landed on the surface two months later.

The command module was the only part of the Apollo spacecraft to return to Earth, splashing down in the Pacific Ocean where the spacecraft and astronauts were recovered by helicopter and aircraft carrier.” – Image description.

Images are from the Science Museum Group and are under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 Licence. Credit © The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London.

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Diver Enjoying Pickle (1924)

Some might ask why there is a photo of a diver enjoying a pickle in front of a fire engine. Just embrace it.

“High diver Beatrice Kyle, standing by the wheel of fire engine, in high driving outfit, holding a pickle, between acts at the Society Circus at Fort Myer, Virginia; for the benefit of the Army Relief Fund; Apr. 25, 1924.”

French, Herbert. Diver Enjoying Pickle, 1924. Library of Congress and Wikimedia Commons, Public Domain License.

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Pandemonium (1831)

The word Pandemonium was coined by John Milton in “Paradise Lost”. It was a place of chaos and filled with demons – basically hell. This image captions it perfectly!

Martin, John. Pandemonium, 1831. Yale Center for British Art and Wikimedia Commons, Public Domain Dedication.

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Animal Skeletons

The 17th century seemed to be obsessed with skeleton illustrations, and these animals are surely a product of that. They bones seem to be so alive, ironically.

Jacobsz, Andries. Animal Skeletons, 17th Century. Rijksmuseum and Wikimedia Commons, Public Domain License.

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Collection of Pinned Insects & Scorpions

These Arthropods were collected by Dr. Hannes Grobe. Although insects and scorpions are both arthropods, scorpions are within the class of arachnids – like spiders.

Dr. Hannes Grobe. Collection of Pinned Insects & Scorpions, 2022. Wikimedia Commons, Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license.

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Wealth God Riding Tiger

“In Chinese folklore, a deity almost always rides an exotic animal instead of a horse. The mount for Zhao Gongming, the God of Wealth, is a tiger. He holds a gold ingot, a symbol of wealth, in his left hand and a gnarled cudgel—his signature weapon—in his right hand. Traveling between heaven and earth, he brings good fortune to those who worship him.” – Image Description

Unknown. Wealth God Riding Tiger, 20th Century. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Public Domain License.

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Horse Skull Chromolithograph (1877)

Chromolithograph is a multi-color print made by stamping paper with stone plates covered in ink. Actually, I oversimplified the process a lot – feel free to read more about them on Wikipedia.

Unknown. Horse Skull Chromolithograph, 1877. Wellcome Collection, Public Domain License. Information is from Wikipedia(CC BY-SA 3.0).

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Airship ‘Norway’ in Flight Over Norway (1926)

The Airship ‘Norway’ in flight over Ekeberg Norway.

Unknown. Airship ‘Norway’ in Flight Over Norway, 1926. National Library of Norway, Public Domain License.