Camila Villafañe

By Camila Villafañe

LifeBuzz Staff

19 Rare And Interesting Photos From The Past.

It's actually a lot of fun to look back and see how certain things used to be back in those days. Photos from the past have done more than capture a moment in time. A lot of these photos have interesting stories behind them. Others are tributes to an era that is long gone. But until scientists figure out a way to build a time machine, these amazing images from the past will make you feel so much closer to all those yesteryears.

#1. Long ago in 1934, someone came up with a device that detected beauty defects.

In this image, a man named Max Factor showed off his device which had the alleged ability to detect defects in women’s beauty that most people wouldn't normally see with their own two eyes.

Long ago in 1934, someone came up with a device that detected beauty defects.

#2. It turns out that virtual reality glasses were invented way back in 1963.

Publisher and entrepreneur Hugo Gernsback created television eyeglasses which contained a small screen for each eye and displayed 3D and stereoscopic images the same way VR headsets do in modern times.

It turns out that virtual reality glasses were invented way back in 1963.

#3. Back in the day, bird hunters would use the punt gun to aim and fire.

But the gun was very heavy and the recoil would have been too much for one person to handle all by their lonesome. So, this gun, which can take up to 100 birds in one shot was often mounted on flat bottomed boats known as punts.

Back in the day, bird hunters would use the punt gun to aim and fire.

#4. You’ve undoubtedly heard of the expression, “when pigs fly.”

As far as we know, pigs can’t sprout wings and fly. But from a historical perspective, the first pig to fly was on November 4, 1909, in British soil. Of course, he had help from Claude Moore-Brabazon, a British aviator.

You’ve undoubtedly heard of the expression, “when pigs fly.”

#5. Don’t assume that gaming competitions are something modern.

In 1980, Atari held its National Space Invaders Championship. It was the first electronic sports event in history. That’s where an elite group of teenagers with attitudes had to zap those little invaders to cyber oblivion.

Don’t assume that gaming competitions are something modern.

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