We’ve all heard the saying that “A picture is worth a thousand words,” but what exactly does it mean? Some historical events are so incredibly strange, beautiful, unnerving, or unusual, you’ll probably never read about them in the history books. Such are the photos in the following gallery–you’ll need to see them to believe the events they depict actually took place.
Sometimes all it takes is a single photo to open people’s eyes about what’s going on in the world around them. The following photos will evoke your curiosity and enlighten you about the incredible world we all live in.
1. Flying High
In the 1960s, being a flight attendant was every girl’s dream. They were bubbly, bright, young, and usually single. These classy ladies also wore stylish outfits and got to see the world in ways their friends and family could only dream of.
Back when air travel wasn’t nearly as common as it is today, flight passengers were usually of higher classes, and the women who served them were as glam as can be. Did you know that in order to keep the work force fresh-faced and energetic, flight attendants were expected to retire from work by the age of 32?
2. Man Down!
A guard is on the floor of what seems like an honorary ceremony. Poor man, but at least that’s all in the past! Luckily for us though, we have proof of this little piece of history and what’s actually going down.
What we’re seeing here is a British soldier in the Color Parade in 1970, who passed out literally as Queen Elizabeth and her guards were passing by. Could it be that he was so nervous to see her royal highness? Or was he just hot in his red coat uniform? Incidentally, Queen Elizabeth wasn’t even captured in the image.