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Strange Pictures From History That Will Leave You Confused

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History is happening all the time, and it happens all around us. However, some moments are more prominent than others. History often doesn’t discriminate between happy and sad since it has provided us with moments of joy and devastation alike. However, it has also provided us with pictures that have left us scratching our heads. These strange pictures from history are guaranteed to leave you confused.

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Barbaric

Barbaric

This picture doesn’t look very out of the ordinary. It shows the man taking a ride on what looks like an incomplete roller coaster. However, the story behind this picture will leave people confused, and a bit horrified. The man who’s riding the roller is a prison inmate who is on death row. Death row is the prison block on which all the inmates who are to be executed reside. The fact that this theme park ride is being tested by inmates who are eventually going to die anyway is barbaric.

Ready For Takeoff

Ready For Takeoff

The USA’s war with Vietnam left thousands of Vietnamese children orphaned. The debate often raged between those who saw the war as necessary and those who believed the opposite. However, one thing that all parties agreed on was that the children who were orphaned deserve good lives. The war had nothing to do with them, and their potential suffering for it was unjust. The US flew the orphaned babies back to their shores in this plane. From there, the babies were adopted by American, French, Australian, and Canadian citizens.

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Thank You For Your Service

Thank You For Your Service

The picture above shows Ham the Chimp posing with a newspaper referring to himself. Ham has to be one of the bravest chimpanzees ever. Even though he was probably taken against his will, if it weren’t for Ham’s success, humans wouldn’t have made progress in sending humans to space until much after the original date. He was the first humanoid to be sent successfully into space. Even by his expression, you can tell that he knows he’s achieved something incredible.

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