el-fridlo



62,145 notes

reblog

Sergeant Stubby, so named for his lack of a tail, was a stray pitbull found wandering Yale campus by some soldiers there during drill.

"He learned the bugle calls, the drills, and even a modified dog salute as he put his right paw on his right eyebrow when a salute was executed by his fellow soldiers."

He was smuggled into WW1 by a soldier, and allowed to stay when he saluted the man who would later become his commanding officer.

He was sent to the trenches where he was under constant enemy fire for over a month. He was wounded in the leg by a German hand grenade, sent to a hospital to convalesce, then returned to the front lines…

After being wounded in a gas attack, Stubby developed such a sensitivity that he would run and bark and alert the other soldiers of incoming gas attacks AND artillery attacks precious seconds before they occurred, saving countless lives. A canine early warming system.

He would go into no man’s land, find wounded men, shouting in English, And stay with them, barking, until medics arrived.

He once captured a German spy. The spy, mapping out Allied trenches, tried to call to Stubby, but Stubby got aggressive and then chased down and attacked the spy when he attempted to flee, allowing Allied soldiers to capture him.

For this he was awarded the rank of Sergeant- the first dog to do so.

After helping the Allies retake Château-Thierry in France, Sergeant Stubby was sewn a uniform by the women of the town, on which to wear his many medals.

He went on to meet multiple Presidents, dignitaries and ambassadors and become the mascot of Georgetown University football.




1 note

reblog

Johnny Eck, born John Eckhardt, Jr. was born in 1911 without legs along with a normal twin brother, Rob. Despite the doctor’s fears that he wouldn’t survive the week, Johnny did live and was walking on his hands by his first birthday. He began making public appearances at age fourteen with traveling shows. He often appeared with his twin, and the two were famous for a trick in which Rob was sawed in half, producing a half-boy, Johnny.

Eck appeared in several movies, including Tarzan and Freaks. He made miniatures of the circus where he was exhibited.

historicaltimes



157 notes

reblog

A young French girl is tended to by a medic during WWII

historicaltimes



205 notes

reblog

Mussolini and his mistress, Clara Petacci after execution. Italy, 29 April 1945.

unexplained-events



1,830 notes

reblog

In 2010 there was a massive flood in Pakistan that caused millions of spiders and other insects to climb up on trees and make their cocoons in order to avoid rising waters. People claimed that if you stood underneath any of these trees, hundreds of tiny little spiders would fall on your head. These pictures are from Sindh, Pakistan.

unexplained-events



28,706 notes

reblog

Keith Sapsford a 14 year old Australian boy hid in the wheel housing of a Japan Airlines Tokyo-bound jet in Sydney. John Gilspin, an amateur photographer, while testing his lense caught Keith’s 200 foot plunge to death. 

dichotomized



8,003 notes

reblog

In 1967, Kathrine Switzer was the first woman to enter and complete the Boston Marathon as a numbered entry. She registered under the gender-neutral name of “K.V. Switzer”. After realizing that a woman was running, race organizer Jock Semple went after Switzer shouting, “Get the hell out of my race and give me those numbers.” however, Switzer’s boyfriend and other male runners provided a protective shield during the entire Marathon. These photographs taken of the incident made world headlines.

blowsive



467,075 notes

reblog

dichotomized



148 notes

reblog

Turkish official teases starving Armenian children by showing them a piece of bread during the Armenian Genocide

karlamaiden



1,259 notes

reblog

horrorical



48 notes

reblog

mortem-et-necromantia



31 notes

reblog

heaven-is-my-baby-bitch



2,465 notes

reblog

asheneyes



129 notes

reblog

Music love and sex

milklikeskin



36 notes

reblog