A man throws a birthday party for his dog. Perhaps a little bit strange, but add a few more key details to the story, and it becomes even stranger: the party thrower in question is General George Patton, known primarily for leading armies in World War II and for his brusque, pugnacious nature. Man and dog take to one another instantly, yet sadly one day prior to Patton’s return to the States (and his dog) in 1945, Patton was involved in a fatal car accident. The photo above was taken three days following Patton’s death and serves as one of the best examples of man’s relationship with his canine compadre.
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With hundreds of diets claiming to be the holy grail of weight loss, it’s hard to distinguish the legitimate schemes from the frauds. Dieting itself has been around for most of human history, though fad dieting grew increasingly popular at the beginning of the 20th century. Yet for every successful diet plan, there are twice as many that have been disproven or retracted. Here’s a list of some of the most peculiar diets from the past few centuries.
The Graham Diet
The Graham Diet grew popular around the 1830’s, when Presbyterian minister Sylvester Graham claimed that it could cure both obesity and squelch the desire to masturbate. Meats and alcohol were on the ban list as, according to Graham, they made humans both impulsive and lustful.
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Taken on the cusp of the Spanish Civil War in 1936, violence seeped into nearly every facet of Spanish life–even into the minds of children. Featured above, several children in Barcelona don’t spend their free time making daisy chains or playing hide and go seek; rather, they imitate firing squads.