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18 Weird and Interesting Pictures From The Past You’ve Never Seen Before

7. In 1967, rules changed from driving left hand side to right hand side in Sweden, and the result was this:

Dagen H
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On Sunday 3rd 1967, the driving side rule of Sweden switched from left hand side to the right hand side. It was called Dagen H (H day). H stands for “Högertrafik” meaning right side in Swedish.

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The photograph is of Kungsgatan, Stockholm on H day. The cars in Sweden were driven on the left, and on that day people found it a bit difficult to adapt to that which resulted in this messed up situation. (source)

8. A heart-rending photo from WWII of a girl comforting her doll after an air bombing, 1940

Little girl comforting her doll
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During the Second World War, United Kingdom was heavily bombed by the Nazi Germany’s air force Luftwaffe which left almost 250,000 Londoners homeless.

The period, known as Blitz, lasted for almost 1 year, and almost completely changed London.(source)

 9. Photo of advertisement of an antimalarial drug during the WWII, 1941

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The signboard containing the advertisement was posted at 363rd hospital in Papua New Guinea to promote the use of an anti-malaria drug called Atabrine.

Malaria was a head ache for the American army. It was used especially by the marines during the war at Far East to prevent the disease.

The board clearly demonstrates what it wants to say.

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10. Photo of real Christopher Robin with Winnie-the-Pooh in 1927

The real Winnie the Pooh
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You must have seen Disney’s Winnie-the-Pooh books, shows, and movies. But do you know that they were inspired by real person?

A.A. Milne’s (author of Winnie-the-Pooh stories) son, Christopher Robin Milne, had a teddy bear named Winnie. Pooh is the name of a swan which they meet on holidays. While thinking of characters for his stories, his son along with the teddy bear inspired him to create Winnie-the-Pooh character.

His son also appears in his stories simply as Christopher Robin. Other toys owned by Christopher such as Piglet, Tigger, Kanga, Roo, Eeyore were also included in the story collectively which you now know as Winnie the Pooh show.(source)

11. During 1920s, there was a restriction on the minumum length of the bathing suits. If they were too short, you are bound to pay fine

Measuring bathing suits
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Now there is almost no restrictions on what you wear during your beach time (mostly in the western countries).

But this was not always the case. Back in the old days too there was a minimum requirement for the length of the swimsuits, which of course declined gradually. Not only women, topless men were also not allowed in certain beaches.

If broke the law, they would be fined.(source)

12. Innovative baby cages from 1930s that were designed for babies living in apartment to ensure their safety

Baby cage
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There is no doubt that mom are more concerned than anybody else about the health, care, and safety of their children.

For a healthy growth of an infant, he/she required sunlight and fresh air. But that was difficult to access when you live in an apartment.

Moms in London came up with a solution of cages that were fitted to the windows. Thus the baby can play and grow safely simultaneously.(source)

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