Wednesday, 19 June 2013
Monday, 3 June 2013
Hippo cart in 1924. The hippo belonged to a circus and
apparently enjoyed pulling the cart as a trick
Charlie Chaplin in 1916 at the age of 27
Suntan vending machine, 1949
Annie Edison Taylor (1838-1921), the first person to
survive going over Niagara Falls in a barrel. She
did it in 1901 because she needed money, and after
doing it said she wouldn't recommend it to anyone!
Only known authenticated photo of Billy the Kid,ca. 1879
Jesse James, approximately 16 years old
How could parents ensure that their children were getting
sunlight and fresh air when living in apartment buildings?
The baby cage, ca. 1937
Hotel owner pouring acid in the water when black people
swam in his pool, ca. 1964
Little girl comforting her doll in the ruins of her
bomb damaged home, London, 1940
Artificial legs, United Kingdom, ca. 1890
Unknown soldier in Vietnam, 1965
Former slave showing whipping scars
Saturday, 1 June 2013
An Englishman is having breakfast, in Paris , one morning (coffee, croissants, bread, butter and jam) when a Frenchman, chewing bubble-gum, sits down next to him The Englishman ignores the Frenchman who, nevertheless, starts a conversation.
Frenchman: 'You English folk eat the whole bread??'
Englishman (in a bad mood): 'Of course.'
Frenchman: (after blowing a huge bubble) 'We don't. In France , we only eat what's inside. The crusts we collect in a container, rec ycle it, transform them into croissants and sell them to England ' The Frenchman has a smirk on his face.
The Englishman listens in silence.
The Frenchman persists: 'Do you eat jam with the bread??'
Englishman: 'Of Course.'
Frenchman: (cracking his bubble-gum between his teeth and chuckling).
'We don't. In France we eat fresh fruit for breakfast, then we put all the peels, seeds, and leftovers in containers, recycle them, transform them into jam, and sell the jam to England '
After a moment of silence, The Englishman then asks: 'Do you have sex in France ?'
Frenchman: 'Why of course we do', he says with a big smirk.
Englishman: 'And what do you do with the condoms once you've used them?'
Frenchman: 'We throw them away, of course.'
Englishman: 'We don't. In England , we put them in a container, recycle them, melt them down into bubble-gum, and sell them to France '