Photo History of Alaska Smokejumpers
Not really a "weird" history topic, in the strictest sense of the word, but something the History Addict has been interested in (and at one time aimed to do) since he was a wee lad:
Spotfire Images Wildfire Photojournal
Pictures, Videos, and Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Nuclear Weapons
Origins of Modern Bathroom Fixtures
There really was a "Thomas Crapper," he really was a plumber (in Victorian England), but he did not invent the flush toilet as we know it. He is, however, credited with the invention and installation of similar such devices in and around London:
Urban Legends Reference Page on
Wikipedia entry on
And, the real thing (modern version):
Thomas Crapper & Co. Ltd.
"Old Green Eyes"
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