35 of the Creepiest Babies Ever Painted During the Renaissance

Jul 29, 2015 By Abby Heugel 0

The Renaissance literally means “re-birth,” and history showed it was a time of transition for Europe not only artistically, but also politically, religiously, and scientifically. In other words, it was kind of the link between the dark Middle Ages and today.

Speaking of today, Instagram and Facebook feeds (not to mention paintings and art) most often depict children in adorable positions or at least looking semi-normal. That was not the case during the Renaissance, as they were apparently disturbing demon spawn.

Thanks to this Tumblr account, we can get creeped out any time we want.

You barely notice the evil elf ears due to the prominent horns.

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This Steamer Mysteriously Disappeared Over a Century Ago…Only to Be Discovered in Perfect Condition

Jul 28, 2015 By Megan Berman 0

116 years ago, the John V. Moran was lost in the depths of Lake Michigan. The steamboat had been on its way from Milwaukee to Muskegon when it went down on February 12th, 1899, after its hull was pierced by ice a few days earlier.

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The ship was thought to be lost forever…until June 5th, 2015, when a team with the Michigan Shipwreck Research Association located the John V. Moran during a sonar search.

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37 of the Sweetest, Funniest Then-And-Now Photos on the Internet

Jul 24, 2015 By Megan Berman 0

Ah, childhood photos: the source of endless amusement for parents and partners alike, and unending embarrassment for their subjects (though they are sooo sweet).

Some, however, have decided to take the high road and recreate those photos — and they’ve done a great job!

You kind of have to wonder how they still have all the matching clothes…

Who knew you could fit four grown men in a bathtub?

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30 Unbelievably Sexist Ads That Would NEVER Be Printed Today

Jul 17, 2015 By Abby Heugel 0

We like to think that things were “simpler” decades ago, and in a lot of ways, they were.

But unfortunately, that also meant there were a lot of simple minds that thought women belonged in the house and nowhere else.

These ideals aren’t completely eradicated and sadly, probably never will be, but at least they aren’t on display in mainstream forms of media in such a blatant way…for the most part.

The fact that these ads were once considered “okay” simply boggles the mind…

Who would have thought?

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Via: Image Friend

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Watch These 36 Actors Appear On Screen for the First Time

Jul 16, 2015 By Megan Berman 0

Our culture may see celebrities as the pinnacle of success and good fortune, but what we don’t realize is how much hard work and dedication has been put into their careers.

And before they were famous, these 36 stars had rather humble beginnings…

Ben Affleck

TV: The Voyage of the Mimi, 1984

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Joaquin Phoenix

TV show: Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, 1982.

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Colin Farrell

Movie: Frankie Starlight, 1995.

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50 Vintage Life Hacks That Are Surprisingly Useful

Jul 8, 2015 By Megan Berman 0

35 of the Creepiest Babies Ever Painted During the Renaissance

Jul 7, 2015 By Abby Heugel 0

37 of the Sweetest, Funniest Then-And-Now Photos on the Internet

Jun 28, 2015 By Megan Berman 0