Forget Menulog: fast food delivery peaked with the soba noodle cyclists of early 20th century Japan.
Beneath the surface of the Danube river lies Ada Kaleh: a small but once-important island that became known as the Ottoman Atlantis.
When artists began being censored in the USSR, many took up new careers as children's book illustrators. The result was a period of amazing colour and imagination – though not always best suited for children.
Did your inner child feel a tremor in the Force recently? It was probably due the discovery of this trove of vintage figurines in a boarded-up toy store in Wales.
Before Google, you pretty much had to take up smoking to find the answer to the daily conundrums of life, as this collection of old cigarette cards shows.
High technology met the outback ute when NASA's Skylab space station crashed down on Australia in 1979.
As recruitment slogans go, 'Join the army; see the world’ always sounded a little perverse. But as this Nazi tourist map of occupied Paris shows, there’s always been a sightseeing element to combat.
Back in 1909, many years before the invention of the Go-Pro and the drone, if you wanted aerial photography you had to get your hands on one of Dr Julius Neubronner’s pigeons.
Think today’s TV commercials are a bit much? These ads from the Soviet Union took things to surreal heights.
We’re still searching the skies for alien life, but back in the ‘50s these students had already begun designing products to sell to them.
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