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Schnappviecher.  I temibili "draghi" non sono draghi, ma Schnappviecher, chiamati dagli abitanti di Termeno anche Wudelen. Il termine "Schnappviech" è composto dalle parole "schnappen", che vuol dire acchiappare, e "Viech", che vuol dire bestia.

The Bizarre, Eye-Popping Costumes of Europe's Wild Men

France-based photographer Charles Fréger visited 19 countries and more than 50 villages to capture these strangely dressed animals.

Welsh Lady by MuseumWales. MJ - is this Welsh Continental style? Or....?

Welsh Lady

...The most popular postcards were scenes of women knitting, going to the market or having tea... ...Fel rheol, dangosid y merched yn gwau, yn mynd i'r farchnad, neu'n yfed te... More information Image copyright: Dyfed Cultural Services Department

Funny Pictures: vintage snap of man dressed as alien robot smoking cigarette

35 Funny Pics: Strangely Humorous Awesomely Weird | Team Jimmy Joe

Your new dump of crazy funny pictures of surreal bombastic humor for the lovers of vintage oddities, comically twisted coolness & inspirational wisdom

This Siberian bear-hunting suit from the 1800s turns you into a human blowfish

This Siberian bear-hunting suit from the 1800s turns you into a human blowfish

We've seen some deranged vintage body armor before, but nothing as gutsy as this costume, which transformed the wearer into a 19th-century Pinhead. A commenter on the Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation message boards had this to say about such a suit in 1998 (we're assuming this description refers to this particular regalia):

Taken by John Thomas in 1838-1905. Reproduced by permission of The National Library of Wales

These 19th century pictures of women in Welsh costumes are enchanting

We've all worn them or sent our children off to school in them but these pictures largely from the 1800s are fascinating

Paper Faces by Héctor Sos

Paper Faces by Héctor Sos

This whimsical series of paper faces created by Héctor Sos for Torras Papel made me laugh. It's Friday after all, and I think we could all use a bit of random designy humor in our lives. While most of these mask-like paper faces are pretty funny, this next one borders on the creepy side… Check out more paper faces by Héctor Sos on Strictly Paper

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Welsh Christmas traditional celebration Mari Lwyd (Grey Mare)

Luna Moon on Instagram: “Now we've celebrated #KrampusNacht, have you heard of #MariLwyd? In late December through to January, a knock at your door might unveil a…”

533 Likes, 3 Comments - Luna Moon (@lunamoongothic) on Instagram: “Now we've celebrated #KrampusNacht, have you heard of #MariLwyd? In late December through to…”