Forgotten Past

The past… always forgotten – a law of human nature. We have a life, a time of our own, that in most of the cases impedes us to think about the old days, our ancestors’ world. Nowadays, some aspects of what they lived might seem interesting, others might be weird, funny or even sad. . Trying to discover a little more about the mysterious past, I found on some articles about people and events, and also ads hidden in the shadows of time. . An appreciative five paragraph essay saluting the Romanian Modernist sculptor Constantine Brancusi (1876-1957), accompanied by an image of the artist’s work, “The Doves”. Brancusi . Five assorted pictures of Charlie Chaplin as they appeared on the printed page in Motion Picture Magazine, in 1916. charlie chaplin . To stimulate egg production, a French poultry farmer turns his chickens into drinking buddies (Popular Mechanics, 1912). Eggs . Katherine Stinson (1891-1977) was the fourth American woman to earn a pilot’s license and the first woman to ever deliver air-mail for the U.S. Post Office. She didn’t get the job…(The Stars and Stripes, 1919)

Feminism . Diagrams of the three variaties of German grenades that were found along the World War One battlefields: the German “stick grenade”, the disc grenade and the rifle grenade. (Freedom’s Triumph, 1919) German Grenade . Our hats are off to the scientific-community of 1914 that tried to make the above gag even more forgetable than it already was, however, the search for the cure for baldnesss continues into the Twenty-First Century.(Popular Mechanics, July & November, 1914) Bald Hats . Cartoons pertaining to the loss of the great ship, Titanic; the drawings first appeared in four different newspapers from various parts of the the United States shortly after news of the disaster had spread.(The Literary Digest, 1912) Titanic 1 . Titanic 2 . Wise words from the Victorians regarding the perils of bachelorhood: “There is no tear shed for the old bachelor; there is no ready hand and kind heart to cheer him in his lonliness and bereavement…” (Manners, Culture and Dress, 1893) WedlockBonus

Most of us don’t know these little details, and sadly, people who could remember them are no more among us. I have to say thanks to Matt from for providing these articles.

Irina Alexandra is a young entrepreneur and architect, with a passion for miracles and weirdness of life.

She has been writing articles on Weirdomatic for the last 7 years in a search for all the amazing things we tend to ignore.

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4 Responses to “Forgotten Past”

  1. duh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. double duh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. triple duh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. The Charlie part was cool.

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