Women Surfers Have Been Riding Waves Since the 1600s

Women (and men) began surfing in Hawaii and other Polynesian islands at least as far back as the 17th century. And while Christian missionaries tried to suppress surfing in the 1800s, a Hawaiian princess helped bring it back long before Gidget and Moondoggie hit the beach. Prior to European arrival, surfing was a communal activity on the islands for […]

The First Alien-Abduction Account Described a Medical Exam with a Crude Pregnancy Test

The space creatures also got excited about dentures, according to Barney and Betty Hill’s story of their 1961 ‘close encounter,’ investigated by the Air Force’s secret UFO initiative. Is it chasing us? That thought coursed through Betty and Barney Hill’s minds as they drove their ’57 Chevy Bel Air down the empty winding country road in […]

A Look at ‘Miss America’ Through the Years

The Miss America Pagent is getting a remodel this year. The swimsuit portion is out and the organization says it will o longer judge women on their physical appearance. This is one of many changes that have taken place during the time the pagent started in 1921.  Take a look at some of the winner […]

Back in the Day When They Used to Market Cocaine: These Coke Gear Ads From the Mid-1970s and Early 1980s Are Nuts!

The 1970s, when disco dust was plentiful and there were cocaine paraphernalia ads galore in head magazines. Although the “glamorised” drug wasn’t legal in America, it didn’t stop the drug and tools for doing it being marketed in magazines or newspapers.Inspired by the hit Netflix series Narcos, a drama about the life of world infamous drug […]

These Vintage Photos Reveal New York City Fashion of the 1960s

Women’s 1960s fashion was an extreme style and attitude from the start of the decade to the end. In the early years the fashion idol was Jackie Kennedy with her perfectly white pearls and tailored suit dresses. By the the middle of the decade supper model Twiggy had women freeing their minds and bodies into […]

26 Rare Vintage Photographs That Capture Life in Russia From the 1920s to 1930s

In the 1920s, as the new Soviet state temporarily retreated from the revolutionary path to socialism, the party also adopted a less ideological approach in its relations with the rest of the world. Lenin, ever the practical leader, having become convinced that socialist revolution would not break out in other countries in the near future, […]

Photos of New York City’s Street Scenes from between the 1960s-70s

Photographer Paul McDonough has a knack for catching passing, off-kilter incongruities on the New York City streets. He arrived in the city in 1967 and started taking photographs of unique moments happening around him; the New York City 1968-1972 series is said to be his first as a photographer. Capturing weirdness on the streets of New York City might […]

How the Shape of the ‘Perfect’ Body Has Changed Over the Last 100 Years

Over the last 100 years, the women we consider to be sex symbols have had a huge variety of body shapes. Check out this decade-by-decade description of what people considered to be a “hot body.” Beginning with the 1910s Gibson Girl ideal inspired by the illustrations of Charles Dana Gibson By 1920, the flapper girl […]

20 Vintage Photos of Young Jackie Chan in His Early Kung Ku Movies

Jackie Chan played a fair few small roles and did a lot of stunts in movies before taking the lead in some of the films listed further down. He had a minuscule part in Come Drink with Me at the age of 16 and even the highly regarded A Touch of Zen (among other films), before doing stunts in […]