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Did you know that so many events that happened in the past have been preserved through photography? In the past, photographic plates were used to take photos that are before the technology of film was developed. Photographic plates could only take black and white photos which make the events look older than are. But what if they are colorized? Here is a list of 15 colorized black and white photos that will blow your mind.

1. The moment Helen Keller meets Charlie Chaplin

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It is fascinating how much time has passed since this photo was taken yet, it remains a mystery to most people. What were the circumstances that made them meet and what were they talking about? That is something will probably never know. However, according to some sources, that photo was taken in 1919 at a time when both Charlie and Helen were participating in a set called Chaplin’s film Sunnyside.

Even if we cannot tell what exactly transpired between the two, the smile and the warmth radiating through Charlie’s image shows that he was more than glad to meet Helen.

2. Abandoned boy with only the comfort of a stuffed toy animal

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Can you imagine the confusion and the fear that was going through this boy’s mind? He was just a young boy when he came back from playing only to find he no longer had parents nor a place to call home. His home was in shambles, and his parents had died in the rubble. The photo was taken in the year 1945 when that unfortunate event occurred.
Years later, the boy grew up to be a truck driver.

3. The moment of true happiness for a young Australian boy

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In the current world, we are living in, having shoes is not something to be excited about. But, obviously, that was not the case some years ago as indicated by the joy and pure happiness radiating from the boy’s image who had just received new shoes during WWII. Your kids should see this image every time they are ungrateful.

4. A photo of a mother who had just sold her tent to provide food for her young ones

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It is a photo of Florence Owens in the year 1936. She was only 32years with seven kids relying on her for food and shelter. She had to sell her tent to get enough food to feed all her children. Imagine the frustration and stress she was going through. It is an incredible photo which gives a clear picture of the great depression which occurred in the year 1936 in Oklahoma.

5. Russian spy smiling at his moment of death

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This is a photo of a Russian spy that was about to be executed. You would imagine that he would be worried and beg for mercy but no. He knew in his heart this day would come when he would die and be forgotten. He had done his part and what better way to embrace death than to smile?

6. The hanging of the young black men

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That is a photo which was taken in Indiana in 1930. It was a time when three black men were accused of raping a white girl. They were punished by the community through hanging. However, one of the men was saved by the girl’s uncle who claimed he was innocent.

7. Winners of beauty pageants when beauty standards were entirely different

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If you are looking at this photo for the first time, you are probably wondering what standards were being used to rate beauty. That is a picture of two ladies who won the beauty pageant in the year 1922 in Washington. Imagine them participating in a beauty contest today with the same outfits.

8. A beach official measuring bathing suits to make sure they are not too short

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Imagine this man was alive today, what would he say? Looking at the photo almost no person at this age and time would go swimming with such a long bathing suit yet, in the year 1920, it had to be measured to make sure it wasn’t short.

9. A mask used to protect women’s face from the sun

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The photo was taken in the 1920s. It shows a woman wearing a mask which was used to protect her from the scorching sun. It is fascinating how things have changed. If you were to see a woman wearing that mask today, you would think she is crazy. So many products have been developed since then that work perfectly to protect women from the scorching sun.

10. A dog dressed up in suit with a cat on his lap to pause for a photo

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The above photo was taken in the year 1950. Who would imagine that such crazy ideas existed so long ago? It is an amazing and incredible photo which shows creativity in human minds.

11. Paul McCartney taking a selfie in front of a mirror

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You would think that the idea of taking selfies was realized some years ago, but clearly, Paul McCartney had the idea a long time ago. That is a photo of him taking a selfie in the year 1959.

12. Young women attending a house party

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Did you know that people in the 1950s held house parties? It is fascinating, isn’t it? The photo above was taken in the year 1950 where some few ladies had attended a house party. So house partying is not something new or trendy. It was in existence a long time ago.

13. TV glasses invented by Hugo Gernsback

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Did you know that Hugo Gernsback who is commonly known as the father of science fiction, invented tel eyeglasses in 1963? You probably don’t know because he ditched the idea deeming it to be impractical. However, the same technology he used has been used till to date to display 3D images.

14. A woman takes her pet out for a walk

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Most people have cats or dogs for a pet. But this woman had a lobster for a pet. In the photo, she is seen taking her lobster out for a walk. It is surprising but at the same time fascinating especially since the picture was taken in the year 1950.

15. Young Osama Bin Laden with family in Sweden

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With the crazy and astonishing stories, you have heard about Osama; it is hard to picture him as a young boy with a family. However, the above photo of him and family was taken in the year 1970 with him being on the right side with a green shirt.

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Dr. Oz: “I’m Very Concerned About the Corona Virus, Here’s Why”

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While coronaviruses have been known to medical science since the 1960s, few have been anywhere near as dangerous as this new one from the market in Wuhan China. 

A coronavirus is typified by its protective shell which resembles a crown or a halo under a microscope. That is where it gets its name. The average coronavirus does little more than cause the symptoms of the common cold, sniffles, cough, flu-like symptoms and so on. Part of the reason that these viruses are so hard to prevent from causing millions of colds each year is their protective shell. They can remain on a surface for hours, sometimes days, before they begin to lose structural integrity. But few trigger symptoms as severe as this one known as 2019-nCoV. 

Dr. Oz had this to say about what has become known as the Wuhan Coronavirus, “It’s alarming, this is the big news today, the Chinese leadership is starting to say ‘this incubation period is a lot longer than we thought.’” 

If this report is true, it means that many, many more people may be infected than have been reported- or even anticipated. It means that people could be walking around, infected, and not even know it- not taking precautions and spreading the virus everywhere they go. That means anyone who has recently returned from the area around the Wuhan market, where the outbreak started, could be carrying the disease. 

At the time of this writing, the total enumerated infection count is over 1,800. The total deaths are approaching 200. Other researchers are suggesting that this virus has a rapid mutation rate. That is particularly terrifying because it is what made the HIV-AIDS virus so difficult to treat.

At present, the World Health Organization had laid down a series of suggestions to help people avoid infection.

They advise that anyone who may come into contact with the virus should:

  • Wash their hands frequently
  • Maintain good sanitation on and around all frequently used objects and surfaces
  • Avoid centers of mass travel such as airports
  • Sneeze and cough into the elbow or a tissue
  • Take immunity-boosting supplements like vitamin C

The source of the infection is believed to have come from a specific market in Wuhan, where live animals were kept in stalls for sale and trade. Researchers believe the virus came from either a snake or a bat. The initial cases of illness were reported in December 2019 by employees of the Wuhan market. That market is now shut down for the foreseeable future.

As health officials struggle to understand the virus and contain its progress, other researchers are asking even more startling questions. The shell of this virus is similar to the shell of a virus created in a university research lab in 2015 at the University of North Carolina. What’s more, there is a known military biological weapons lab in Wuhan China.

If these reports are true, it could have serious implications, not only for global health- but for relations between the US and China. 

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Big Brother Contestants Make How Much on the Show?!?

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Big Brother has been a wildly popular, dramatic reality TV game show since 2000. Audiences are captivated by the twists, the turns, the strange alliances, and the betrayals. The show is based on a Dutch program with the same premise which also became wildly popular in Spain and Germany before the reboot came to America.

As the US version grew in popularity, the producers eventually made it possible for fans to watch the contestants on a non-live streaming video feed available 24 hours a day seven days a week. Yes, the contestants on Big Brother are now on display to be viewed by anyone in the world at every waking moment. How they avoid getting caught in their all-togethers or during toilet breaks, we don’t know. Maybe they have certain camera-safe areas to which they can retreat.

Later on, the house the Big Brother contestants live in was stripped of all communication devices- depriving them of contact with the outside world. That is- except for the live feeds the public has unfettered access to. So, if one of them was being held hostage, we suppose they could let us know.

So the question came up of, how much do the contestants really earn? By playing the game they have the chance to make friends, or enemies, become Internet sensations, and to win half a million dollars. But, given everything they have to put up with; being ripped out of their lives, possibly losing jobs, experiencing the anguish of betrayal- all while being on public display- do they get anything else?

According to a report by Reality Blurred, a site that follows the happenings of reality TV stars, programs, and related matters- the contestants “[…] receive $750 per week that they’re in the house.”

Any pay they receive while in the jury house is harder to account for since nothing about it appears on the contract. However, it is believed that contestants receive consolation prizes during their time out of the main house. It also seems reasonable that the consolation prizes received in the jury house should be worth at least $500 since keeping them away from other gainful employment for less than that would be near to slavery. (We’re looking at you, jury duty.)

However, while the big prize on Big Brother is a cool half-million on top of what the contestants earn as their weekly salary, in reality- they have much more to gain in Internet stardom.

Many former Big Brother players have gone on to lucrative careers as influencers on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, and other social media sites. While any gains from that are unlikely to be as exhilarating as half a million in fast cash- the best of them certainly earn more than that over the long term.

So, it would appear that our curiosity MacGuffins on Big Brother are at least doing as well as someone earning minimum wage- while essentially fooling around Truman Show style.

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Single Mom Irina Shayk, Happy Single

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Those in the public spotlight seem to be an open book. Their every move seems to is covered by gossip sites. Their whereabouts are nearly always and it seems as if we are updated on who’s dating who and what luxurious vacation they are on.

That’s why it is surprising that Irina Shayk and Bradley Cooper kept their relationship under wraps for so long, dating all the way back to 2015. The couple was first spotted together after the actor and model were first seen in 2015. Cooper split from Suki Waterhouse and Shayk ended her five-year relationship with soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo.

The couple was first seen together at a Broadway show, then shortly thereafter, the White House Correspondents’ dinner. Things seemed to move quickly from there. Within months the couple moved in together, soon they announced they were expecting.

Work Gets in the Way:

Irina, who has been quiet about her relationship and breakup with Bradley Cooper, recently spoke up about their relationship.

The couple ended their relationship in 2019, on the heels of the release of the stars’ remake of a Star is Born. The on-screen chemistry between Bradley Cooper and his co-star, Stefani Germanotta, better known as Lady Gaga, sent tongues wagging. Rumors were raging that the two co-stars were in a relationship based on their pationate adaption of the film.

Irina set the record straight in some recent interviews about the end of their relationship. According to Shayk, the couple hadn’t been getting along for quite some time. After the baby was born, Shayk was hoping that Cooper would put their family first and slow down his busy working schedule. She was secretly hoping that after A Star is Born was released and the promotional tour was over, he would spend more time at home. That was not the case.

Irina, 33, was ready to settle into family life. This included getting married and more children. But the marriage never happened, and Cooper’s work schedule was as busy as ever.

Irina felt that her expectations weren’t met and she didn’t have the commitment level she wanted from Cooper. Shortly after the Award season in June 2019, the news broke that the couple had split. Irina had taken baby Lea and moved out of the couples Los Angeles home.At first, the separation was thought to be temporary. Both partners have decided that they are better apart than together.

Better Apart:

The couple continues to co-parent their daughter, but it seems like the couple are happty being apart. They both seem to be quite content focusing on their child and carreers.

Irina recently said that “life without Cooper” and being a single mom is “new ground.” She also said that just because two people are great on their own, they are not always good together.

Irina is a strong woman, and while she often feels overwhelmed being a single-mom, she’s ready for the challenge. Both parents are dedicated to doing what is best for their child and are curently working on a visitation schedule.

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