Here are 30 fascinating photos from history that you probably had no idea existed

1. French neurologist Duchenne de Boulogne electrocutes a man’s face in order to study facial muscles (1862). old 1
2. Jackie Mitchell with Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig. She was the only female pitcher to ever strike out the two (1931). old 2
3. Indian scientists transport “The Apple,” India’s first satellite (1981). old 3
4. The Beatles play for 18 people in the Aldershot club before they rose to fame a year later (1961). old 4old 5
5. Cubs catcher Gabby Hartnett signs a baseball for Sonny Capone, Al Capone’s son (1931). old 6
6. Confederate veteran Billy Lundy, stands in front of an F-100 Super Sabre (1955). old 7
7. A priest prays for Titanic victims before they are buried at sea (1912). old 8
8. A beggar runs alongside King George V’s coach (1920). old 9
9. The unbroken seal on Tutankhamun’s tomb, left untouched for 3,245 years (1922). old 10
10. A 5MB hard drive is loaded onto a PanAm plane (1956). old 11
11. The East Bay Dragons, the first black motorcycle club in Oakland, California (1960s). old 12
12. One of the first flight simulators (1942). old 13
13. Test pilot George Aird narrowly escapes death by ejecting sideways from a British prototype jet (1962). old 14
14. Che Guevara and Fidel Castro fishing (1960). old 15
15. A Pakistani soldier, during Bangladesh’s War of Independence, checks to see if a man is circumcised, determining whether or not he’s Hindu. [c. 1971]old 16
16. People having a picnic on a deserted highway during the Great Oil Crisis (1973). old 17
17. Queen Elizabeth II firing a British L85 battle rifle (1993). old 18
18. The glasses John Lennon wore when he was assassinated (1980). old 19
19. Alfred Hitchcock and his grandchildren catch snowflakes on their tongues (1960). old 20
20. Hiter and his henchmen marvel at the Schwerer Gustav, the largest piece of artillery ever used in combat. It weighed 1,350 tons (1941). old 21
21. George Lucas and Steven Spielberg during a water gun fight in Kandy, Sri Lanka (1983). old 22
22. Astronaut Edwin E. Aldrin., Jr takes a selfie while in space on Gemini 12 (1966). old 23
23. A dove lands on Fidel Castro’s shoulder during a speech. The photo became an iconic image of Cuba’s revolution (1959). old 24
24. Douglas Fairbanks holds up Charlie Chaplin in front of a huge crowd to promote Liberty Bonds on Wall Street in New York City (1918). old 25
25. Women practice their swing with golf lessons from a “robot” trainer (1925). old 26
26. A game of human chess with actual soldiers in St. Petersburg, Russia (1924). old 27
27. Otto Frank, Anne Frank’s father and only surviving family member, returns to the attic where they hid from the Nazis (1960). old 28
28. The only known photo of a living Quagga, a now extinct species of zebra, at the London Zoo. (1870). old 29
29. A group of French citizens are introduced to Coca Cola for the very first time (1950). old 30
30. The only known photo of Billy the Kid (1879). old 31 h/t: Distractify

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