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7 Historical Alarmist Beliefs About Absinthe - StrangeAgo

7 Historical Alarmist Beliefs About Absinthe - StrangeAgo

If you think that people pamper their dogs now, you haven’t heard about the custom made shoes for dogs back in 1912. In a time when most children didn’t have shoes, the wealthy were getting their dogs custom fitted for shoes. Shoes Made to Order for Dogs in this Shop Pups of the Wealthy are Fitted Out Just Like Children — and a Heap Better Than Many Human Kiddies Who Have No Shoes at All New York, May 17. — If all the poor kiddies of America were only dogs, and owned by rich masters, not one…

Specialty Shoes Made for Dogs in 1912 - StrangeAgo

Imagine going to school for dueling so that you could shoot another man down if ever there was a quarrel. Such was the case in the early 1900s when dueling schools opened up for men to practice shooting one another. The New Dueling School In Paris It seems that after all the absurd so-called “duels” which we read about as having taken place in France, Germany and Italy, may really in the near future turn out to be very lethal affairs indeed. Hitherto, if an officer, a lawyer, a journalist…

A Dueling School That Opened Up In Paris 1907

Imagine going to school for dueling so that you could shoot another man down if ever there was a quarrel. Such was the case in the early 1900s when dueling schools opened up for men to practice shooting one another. The New Dueling School In Paris It seems that after all the absurd so-called “duels” which we read about as having taken place in France, Germany and Italy, may really in the near future turn out to be very lethal affairs indeed. Hitherto, if an officer, a lawyer, a journalist…

I don’t know if women are far more cruel than men when it comes to murder, but it certainly is more shocking to hear of women, the people who are commonly thought of as caretakers, committing murder just for the sake of it. Old newspapers are filled with murders. Many of the murders are committed by men out of revenge. Some of the murderers are never discovered. A few murderers seem to slide by when the victim is labeled a suicide. The 1911 article below discusses the infamous serial…

Louise Vermilya and Other Notorious Female Murderers

Louise Vermilya and Other Notorious Female Murderers - StrangeAgo

Were moon superstitions, as well as all superstitions, created out of mere coincidence? The author of this newspaper article seems to think so and he gives us some of the superstitions that were still being followed in the 1920s. Moon Superstitions Rife, Even in this Advanced Age American Farmers Plant Potatoes in the “Dark” of the Moon, While No Scotland Mother Will Wean a Baby When it is on the Wane By Garrett P. Serviss The total eclipse of the moon early in the evening of May 2 seems to…

Moon Superstitions Reported in 1920

Moon Superstitions Reported in 1920 - StrangeAgo

Massaging Bruises - StrangeAgo

Massaging Bruises

Massaging Bruises - StrangeAgo

Hazing, also called ragging and organized rowdiness, was a serious problem in the past. Over a hundred years ago, students were harming and killing other students in the name of school spirit. What was worse than the hazing incidents was the fact that many adults supported hazing as a school tradition and felt that the victims should shut up and take their lumps with pride. Went Insane Armand Powlett was eighteen-years-old when he entered the Government University of the Province of Alberta…

Cruel Hazing Incidents From the Past

Hazing, also called ragging and organized rowdiness, was a serious problem in the past. Over a hundred years ago, students were harming and killing other students in the name of school spirit. What was worse than the hazing incidents was the fact that many adults supported hazing as a school tradition and felt that the victims should shut up and take their lumps with pride. Went Insane Armand Powlett was eighteen-years-old when he entered the Government University of the Province of Alberta…

Cuba name origin.

How Cuba Was Named

Cuba name origin.

Atlantis Theory From 1908 - StrangeAgo

Atlantis Theory From 1908

Atlantis Theory From 1908 - StrangeAgo

10 Amazing Facts About the Lehigh Tannery in White Haven

10 Amazing Facts About the Lehigh Tannery in White Haven - StrangeAgo

1909 Coffin Made of Glass - StrangeAgo

1909 Coffin Made of Glass

1909 Coffin Made of Glass - StrangeAgo

How did superstitions origination? There are many stories placed behind superstitions, including the ones given below, but there is always more to the stories that have been lost in the centuries. Superstition Traced To Its Origin “The true origin of superstition is to be found in early man’s effort to explain nature and his own existence, in the desire to propitiate fate and invite fortune, in the wish to avoid evils he could not understand, and in the unavoidable attempt to pry into the…

Superstition Traced to Its Origin

Superstition Traced to Its Origin - StrangeAgo

Celestial Freak Mystifies Science - StrangeAgo

Celestial Freak Mystifies Science

Celestial Freak Mystifies Science - StrangeAgo

Reading through old newspapers is a fun dive into the past, which isn’t too different from the present in many cases. Take, for instance, the article below from The Carbon Advocate newspaper on November 22, 1873. In this article, the author likens the rum seller to a murderer and assassin (or worse). It is the same language people use today when describing a drug dealer or even a political party. Prohibition in the United States was in place from 1920 to 1933. This article is from 1873 –…

The Evil Rum Seller Pre-Prohibition

The Evil Rum Seller Pre-Prohibition - StrangeAgo

10 Ridiculous Things Men Of The Past Have Said About Women - StrangeAgo

10 Ridiculous Things Men Of The Past Have Said About Women

10 Ridiculous Things Men Of The Past Have Said About Women - StrangeAgo

Here is yet another case of a curse mummy. What I find most interesting about these early accounts of evil mummies is that the majority of the cursed mummies are female. Yet, by the time that mummy movies are made, the evil mummies are all male. Cursed By A Mummy’s Skull Pittsburgh, Pa., Dec. 27. — Can the proud spirit of an Egyptian queen, dead 3,50 years, exert a vengeful influence from the depths of space upon those responsible for making her mummified skull an object of idle interest in…

Cursed By A Mummy’s Skull

Here is yet another case of a curse mummy. What I find most interesting about these early accounts of evil mummies is that the majority of the cursed mummies are female. Yet, by the time that mummy movies are made, the evil mummies are all male. Cursed By A Mummy’s Skull Pittsburgh, Pa., Dec. 27. — Can the proud spirit of an Egyptian queen, dead 3,50 years, exert a vengeful influence from the depths of space upon those responsible for making her mummified skull an object of idle interest in…

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