4 Ways The World Hasn’t Changed In Centuries

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Living in the future is pretty good in a lot of ways. We have cellphones, unlimited Internet pornography, and painless dentistry. But there are some ways in which the world hasn’t changed in centuries, and while plenty of progress has been made in some areas, a surprising number of places are still doing things the way they were done when Abraham Lincoln was writing on the back of a shovel. Areas such as . . .

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A Postman’s Dedication: The Pebble Castle of Ferdinand Cheval

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Building a castle is a monumental undertaking any way you look at it. But constructing an entire castle pebble by pebble, stone by stone, using only materials found while making your mail route? That’s absolutely inconceivable. Yet that is exactly what Ferdinand Cheval did, and more than 100 years later his pebble castle still stands, drawing tourists from around the world to Hauterives, France.

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Tour De France Cyclists Take A Smoke “Break” In 1920

1920 Tour De France Photograph

While some of today’s Tour de France cyclists engage in vices to enhance their performance, premier cyclists of yesteryear took part in activities that would probably hinder their athleticism, including champagne and painkillers (likely together).

Featured above are cyclists Vervaeke and Geldhol, taking a smoke “break” during the 1920 Tour de France. In this photo we can also see the incredible transformation of the race bike and its accompanying protective gear–incredibly enough, the bicycle helmet as we know it wasn’t invented until the 1970s.

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