Did you know there was actually a ‘Face-book’ in 1902? This newspaper article was originally published in a U.K. newspaper called the Western Times, describing a book in which ‘everyone who comes to stay has to draw a face in… however badly, and sign his name underneath’
Back in 1911, Imogene Rechtin led a campaign against kissing, as leader of the World’s Health Organization (which, to clarify, had nothing to do with the UN’s World Health Organization, founded in 1948). Her followers wore buttons that read, “Kiss Not.” One newspaper at the time remarked, “Judging by the facial features of the presidentess of the cult appearing in the public prints, she is immune without wearing the button.”
Balloonfest’86 was a publicity stunt in which the United Way of Cleveland released 1.4 million balloons over the city. The balloons tied up highway and air traffic, caused lawsuits seeking millions in damages, and interfered with a Coast Guard search for two boaters who were later found drowned.
In Hiroshima, there are permanent shadows caused by the intensity of the nuclear blast when the bomb was dropped. Sometimes, there were shadows left of people, but no bodies found. This resulted from the extreme heat of the explosion which vaporized the bodies, leaving the shadows behind. The shadows are a unique occurrence from the nuclear explosion and they remain even after many years.