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(TechEBlog)   20 amazing historical photos; the 1909 Tel Aviv lottery, a GIANT Manta Ray caught in 1933, and "children for sale, inquire within" in Chicago. In 1948   (techeblog.com) divider line 69
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2014-02-09 12:32:51 PM  
MOVE TO WHERE THE WATER IS!!!!
 
2014-02-09 12:48:38 PM  
It was legal to mail children in 1913?
 
2014-02-09 01:02:29 PM  
Poor manta ray. They are harmless and you have to kill it because ooh big.
 
2014-02-09 01:03:04 PM  
aka "previously posted on reddit"
 
2014-02-09 01:06:31 PM  
How much for the little girl?
 
2014-02-09 01:08:44 PM  

PC LOAD LETTER: Poor manta ray. They are harmless and you have to kill it because ooh big.


FTA:  Modern Mechanix reports that "a giant Manta Devil Fish became entangled in the anchor and anchor rope of Captain A. L. Kahn's fishing boat while he was angling just off the shore of New Jersey, almost capsizing the heavy boat. A Coast Guard vessel came to the rescue, and killed the 5,000-pound monster Manta Birostris with 22 shots from a high-powered rifle."
 
2014-02-09 01:09:09 PM  

PC LOAD LETTER: Poor manta ray. They are harmless and you have to kill it because ooh big.


Please read the caption a little farther down the page.
 
2014-02-09 01:10:19 PM  
It's good to be Che.
 
2014-02-09 01:10:37 PM  

Superjew: aka "previously posted on reddit"


Maybe, but who reads reddit?
 
2014-02-09 01:14:54 PM  

Dr.Fey: PC LOAD LETTER: Poor manta ray. They are harmless and you have to kill it because ooh big.

FTA:  Modern Mechanix reports that "a giant Manta Devil Fish became entangled in the anchor and anchor rope of Captain A. L. Kahn's fishing boat while he was angling just off the shore of New Jersey, almost capsizing the heavy boat. A Coast Guard vessel came to the rescue, and killed the 5,000-pound monster Manta Birostris with 22 shots from a high-powered rifle."


cantsleep: PC LOAD LETTER: Poor manta ray. They are harmless and you have to kill it because ooh big.

Please read the caption a little farther down the page.


Bleh. Thanks. Surprising I wasn't right considering the day and age.
 
2014-02-09 01:15:59 PM  
What low resolution garbage. The mailing children image was debunked long ago. This link should be deleted.
 
2014-02-09 01:17:45 PM  
Is it just me or did some of those seem fake as hell (or at least very poorly described). The manta ray one looked like it was a fake picture. It looks like the picture of a crane with a smaller ray blown up and cut in. And the description of the children for sale picture and the mailing children pictures also seem inaccurate at best.
 
2014-02-09 01:18:05 PM  

astouffer: What low resolution garbage. The mailing children image was debunked long ago. This link should be deleted.


I bet you are a blast at partys
 
2014-02-09 01:20:26 PM  

astouffer: What low resolution garbage. The mailing children image was debunked long ago. This link should be deleted.


Yeah, and #16 is obviously from MIB3 because moon hoax.
 
2014-02-09 01:21:40 PM  

enry: Superjew: aka "previously posted on reddit"

Maybe, but who reads reddit?


I have never been on redit.
 
2014-02-09 01:22:32 PM  
And in 1948 Chicago, Chris Hansen's grandfather stumbled upon the media sensation of the Century.
 
2014-02-09 01:24:32 PM  

enry: Superjew: aka "previously posted on reddit"

Maybe, but who reads reddit?


The editors of Techblog, apparently.
 
2014-02-09 01:24:36 PM  
astouffer: "What low resolution garbage. The mailing children image was debunked long ago. This link should be deleted."

astouffer? Of the microwave Stouffer's? I LOVE your mac n' cheese!
 
2014-02-09 01:24:58 PM  

BalugaJoe: enry: Superjew: aka "previously posted on reddit"

Maybe, but who reads reddit?

I have never been on redit.


I have. Twice, maybe. The place is a complete trainwreck.

Who tears all the pages out of a book, scrambles them into a pile, then tries to read the book.
 
2014-02-09 01:26:20 PM  
Nefarious: It was legal to mail children in 1913?

They should bring that one back, and ban children on airplanes. mail your brat to your destination.
 
2014-02-09 01:26:29 PM  

enry: Superjew: aka "previously posted on reddit"

Maybe, but who reads reddit?

 
2014-02-09 01:27:13 PM  
Huh ... even in fourth grade he looked like a pompous prick.
 
2014-02-09 01:27:52 PM  
Makes me wonder what the people harassing the folks doing the lunch counter sit in think of themselves after looking at that photo 50 years later.
 
2014-02-09 01:28:58 PM  
The people who started Tel Aviv and Hitler's 4th grade class.  How different would today's world be if somebody had wiped out everybody in both those pics?
 
2014-02-09 01:29:51 PM  

PC LOAD LETTER: Dr.Fey: PC LOAD LETTER: Poor manta ray. They are harmless and you have to kill it because ooh big.

FTA:  Modern Mechanix reports that "a giant Manta Devil Fish became entangled in the anchor and anchor rope of Captain A. L. Kahn's fishing boat while he was angling just off the shore of New Jersey, almost capsizing the heavy boat. A Coast Guard vessel came to the rescue, and killed the 5,000-pound monster Manta Birostris with 22 shots from a high-powered rifle."

cantsleep: PC LOAD LETTER: Poor manta ray. They are harmless and you have to kill it because ooh big.

Please read the caption a little farther down the page.

Bleh. Thanks. Surprising I wasn't right considering the day and age.


Kind of makes you wonder what else you are wrong about. (In a general sense.)
 
2014-02-09 01:31:27 PM  
That Che Guevara pic is almost begging for a "You gonna get raped" caption.
 
2014-02-09 01:31:50 PM  

The5thElement: Makes me wonder what the people harassing the folks doing the lunch counter sit in think of themselves after looking at that photo 50 years later.


They're probably proud. Once an asshole.......
 
2014-02-09 01:32:02 PM  

Nefarious: It was legal to mail children in 1913?


I'm pretty sure that was proven as a myth
 
2014-02-09 01:33:29 PM  

The5thElement: Makes me wonder what the people harassing the folks doing the lunch counter sit in think of themselves after looking at that photo 50 years later.


That they didn't do enough... I mean look who is in the "White" House!
 
2014-02-09 01:34:26 PM  

Aquapope: The people who started Tel Aviv and Hitler's 4th grade class.  How different would today's world be if somebody had wiped out everybody in both those pics?


So you'd kill the innocent over a few bad apples?  It's like the right wanting to kill all Muslims because Osama.
 
2014-02-09 01:35:10 PM  
Oh and Hitler's "I don't give a fark about this picture" pose.
 
2014-02-09 01:42:02 PM  

PC LOAD LETTER: Poor manta ray. They are harmless and you have to kill it because ooh big.


If you must morn one manta ray, please shed a tear for the hundreds of animals that Darwin killed over his lifetime.  Oh, and while you are at it, cry up a storm for the thirty giant tortoises from the Galapagos that Darwin and his crew mates ate on the voyage home.
 
2014-02-09 01:42:24 PM  

PC LOAD LETTER: Poor manta ray. They are harmless and you have to kill it because ooh big.


Kinda. The caption annoys me more:

*The "Great Manta" that was captured....*

Captured? That's it? Looks like it's dead, to me.

Superjew: aka "previously posted on reddit"


AKA, previously posted everywhere, you twat.

Honestly, this hipster-ish "I saw it before it got to Fark" stuff makes you look like a complete coont.
 
2014-02-09 01:43:29 PM  
"On 13 September 1944 Goeth was relieved of his position and charged by the SS with theft of Jewish property (which belonged to the state, according to Nazi legislation), failure to provide adequate food to the prisoners under his charge, violation of concentration camp regulations regarding the treatment and punishment of prisoners, and allowing unauthorised access to camp personnel records by prisoners and non-commissioned officers. "

Wikipedia said the SS was going to drop charges against him on ground of mental insanity. To bad for him the allies didn't give a shiat that he was crazy.
 
2014-02-09 01:43:34 PM  

SithLord: Aquapope: The people who started Tel Aviv and Hitler's 4th grade class.  How different would today's world be if somebody had wiped out everybody in both those pics?

So you'd kill the innocent over a few bad apples?  It's like the right wanting to kill all Muslims because Osama.


Did I say anybody should be killed?  No, I didn't.
 
2014-02-09 01:44:06 PM  

The5thElement: Makes me wonder what the people harassing the folks doing the lunch counter sit in think of themselves after looking at that photo 50 years later.


What makes me wonder is what the police and others who just stood by think 50 years later. I mean, nowadays, you dump ketchup on someone and you get charged with assault or something. But at the time, it was OK to just let people behave like animals because teh blacks.
 
2014-02-09 01:48:37 PM  

The5thElement: Makes me wonder what the people harassing the folks doing the lunch counter sit in think of themselves after looking at that photo 50 years later.


"Blarg, I'm dead"
 
2014-02-09 01:49:05 PM  

Aquapope: The people who started Tel Aviv and Hitler's 4th grade class.  How different would today's world be if somebody had wiped out everybody in both those pics?


Actually, the greatest benefit might have come from wiping out the 1919 peace treaty. The decisions that they made almost a century ago resonate even to today. From the division of Europe, the punishment of Germany, from the partitioning of the Ottoman empire in the most ridiculous way possible etc. etc. etc.

In approximately 6 months, the decisions made by supposedly intelligent men set the stage for WW2, Jewish/Muslim conflicts, most Middle East conflicts, not to mention communism getting a foothold. They drew lines on a map and signed papers and though that, well, that solves everything!

I doubt that killing a 10ish year old boy, or snuffing out some jewish settlers would've made as much of a difference.
 
2014-02-09 01:50:22 PM  
Those pictures must be real.  Photoshop wasn't even invented yet!
 
2014-02-09 01:53:20 PM  

alicechaos: Those pictures must be real.  Photoshop wasn't even invented yet!




jtrabold07.files.wordpress.com
I dunno. Looks legit.
/hot
 
2014-02-09 01:55:42 PM  
24.media.tumblr.com

'Ohh ja, mein gott, little Adolf vos alvays a verry verry naughty boy - all da time ve could nevver get him to drink da juice for lunch. I heard he hated juice all his life Such a little arschole, he vos'.
 
2014-02-09 01:56:57 PM  
I didn't know you could mail your kids. That puts a whole new meaning to Third Class travel.

I assume, they'd have traveled in the mail car, which would not have been that comfortable. Accompanied by a postal worker, he'd have to take care of the kids needs -- like food, water, bathroom.

Big difference from the postal workers of today.

The Manta ray reminded me of the time my sister and her husband went deep sea fishing. They had one of these large cabin cursers and were trolling in the Atlantic, when she got a bite. She said it didn't fight much but it took them about half an hour to get it to the surface -- and when they did they saw the wings.

The tips were wider than the boat.

They cut the line.

That photo with the snow up to the top of the telephone poles is impressive. Probably even more impressive was the flood they must have had that spring when the thaw started.
 
2014-02-09 01:58:21 PM  

zamboni: Aquapope: The people who started Tel Aviv and Hitler's 4th grade class.  How different would today's world be if somebody had wiped out everybody in both those pics?

Actually, the greatest benefit might have come from wiping out the 1919 peace treaty. The decisions that they made almost a century ago resonate even to today. From the division of Europe, the punishment of Germany, from the partitioning of the Ottoman empire in the most ridiculous way possible etc. etc. etc.

In approximately 6 months, the decisions made by supposedly intelligent men set the stage for WW2, Jewish/Muslim conflicts, most Middle East conflicts, not to mention communism getting a foothold. They drew lines on a map and signed papers and though that, well, that solves everything!

I doubt that killing a 10ish year old boy, or snuffing out some jewish settlers would've made as much of a difference.


I was just talking about the folks in the pics being wiped out.  The 1919 pic was people watching the treaty.  Kill them and likely nothing would have changed.  But it's an interesting question: what if everybody at Versailles had been killed before signing the treaty?  Would WWI continue for several years more?  Could Germany ever recover enough from that to start WWII?
 
2014-02-09 01:58:55 PM  

Alebak: Nefarious: It was legal to mail children in 1913?

I'm pretty sure that was proven as a myth


Snopes lists it as a "mixture" of truth and falsehood.
 
2014-02-09 01:59:28 PM  

Nefarious: It was legal to mail children in 1913?


Not really:

the few documented examples of children being sent through the mail were nearly all publicity stunts, instances of people who knew the postal workers in their area asking them to carry their babies a relatively short distance along their routes to some nearby relatives, or cases in which children were listed as 'mail' so they could travel on trains without the necessity for purchasing a ticket.
 
2014-02-09 02:00:07 PM  

enry: Maybe, but who reads reddit?


16 year olds and libertarians.

/but I repeat myself
 
2014-02-09 02:03:06 PM  

Nefarious: It was legal to mail children in 1913?


No. The photos were staged for humor purposes.

http://www.snopes.com/photos/people/mailingchildren.asp
 
2014-02-09 02:07:16 PM  

phunkey_monkey: PC LOAD LETTER: Poor manta ray. They are harmless and you have to kill it because ooh big.

If you must morn one manta ray, please shed a tear for the hundreds of animals that Darwin killed over his lifetime.  Oh, and while you are at it, cry up a storm for the thirty giant tortoises from the Galapagos that Darwin and his crew mates ate on the voyage home.


Well, they weren't in the picture. So you're saying we should just mourn them in every thread, then?

If you get one of those stories greenlit, I promise to come back and mourn accordingly.
 
2014-02-09 02:07:49 PM  

The5thElement: Makes me wonder what the people harassing the folks doing the lunch counter sit in think of themselves after looking at that photo 50 years later.




They are at the fore front of the anti-gay marriage movement.
 
2014-02-09 02:08:34 PM  

Nefarious: It was legal to mail children in 1913?


It is legal to mail chickens that are two weeks or younger.
 
2014-02-09 02:10:18 PM  
I'm guessing that if the crew of Apollo I hadn't died on the pad, they would have died in space, ending the entire program right then and there.  Imagine them orbiting the Earth for a few months until the capsule would have finally re-entered the atmosphere.

Godspeed, fellas.
 
2014-02-09 02:11:14 PM  

Alebak: Nefarious: It was legal to mail children in 1913?

I'm pretty sure that was proven as a myth


I can't say, but I know that in 1916 my maternal great-grandmother put my 7-year-old grandfather on the train in Ft Worth to join his father in Reno. Grandpa travelled with his ticket and destination instructions pinned to his jacket. My great-grandparents had divorced two years earlier and he'd moved to Reno. G-Grandma kept the younger boy, but her excuse was that she couldn't afford two boys on a washerwoman's wages. She later remarried and my grandfather rejoined her in about 1922. I was always fascinated by the story, and Grandpa told me that the train crew took care of him during transit and turned him over to a policeman when they arrived in Reno, who gave my grandpa instructions to find grand-grandpa's house.
 
2014-02-09 02:12:21 PM  

gingerjet: enry: Maybe, but who reads reddit?

16 year olds and libertarians.

/but I repeat myself


Quit insulting 16 year old like that.
 
2014-02-09 02:18:30 PM  
img.fark.net
 
2014-02-09 02:19:28 PM  
Mussolini's headquarters goes into cartoon super villain territory.
 
2014-02-09 02:22:16 PM  

indy_kid: I'm guessing that if the crew of Apollo I hadn't died on the pad, they would have died in space, ending the entire program right then and there.  Imagine them orbiting the Earth for a few months until the capsule would have finally re-entered the atmosphere.

Godspeed, fellas.


Ooooh.  That may very well have killed the Apollo program.  Imagine astronaut bodies orbiting for months... nobody knows where or when they're going to come down and burn up... Yikes.  Who wants to pay for number 2?
 
2014-02-09 02:27:04 PM  

indy_kid: I'm guessing that if the crew of Apollo I hadn't died on the pad, they would have died in space, ending the entire program right then and there.  Imagine them orbiting the Earth for a few months until the capsule would have finally re-entered the atmosphere.

Godspeed, fellas.


On the plus side, we know not to fark with Buzz Aldrin.
 
2014-02-09 02:31:39 PM  

Aquapope: indy_kid: I'm guessing that if the crew of Apollo I hadn't died on the pad, they would have died in space, ending the entire program right then and there.  Imagine them orbiting the Earth for a few months until the capsule would have finally re-entered the atmosphere.

Godspeed, fellas.

On the plus side, we know not to fark with Buzz Aldrin.


Hero punch FTW!
 
2014-02-09 02:35:06 PM  
4th grade, 3rd Reich.
 
2014-02-09 02:43:24 PM  

GungFu: [24.media.tumblr.com image 600x456]

'Ohh ja, mein gott, little Adolf vos alvays a verry verry naughty boy - all da time ve could nevver get him to drink da juice for lunch. I heard he hated juice all his life Such a little arschole, he vos'.


This was a propoganda photo, made for the war. Consider the odds of a future German chancellor being at the crowning point of an Australian school photo, looking all regal and shiat.
 
2014-02-09 02:43:42 PM  

ArcadianRefugee: Honestly, this hipster-ish "I saw it before it got to Fark" stuff makes you look like a complete coont.


Whereas you calling me a coont makes you look like a total hero.

My point wasn't OMG REPOST, it was "this entire photo series was lazily lifted from another website in toto", and they didn't even have the decency to post the pics at hi-rez, to boot.
 
2014-02-09 02:49:18 PM  

Superjew: ArcadianRefugee: Honestly, this hipster-ish "I saw it before it got to Fark" stuff makes you look like a complete coont.

Whereas you calling me a coont makes you look like a total hero.

My point wasn't OMG REPOST, it was "this entire photo series was lazily lifted from another website in toto", and they didn't even have the decency to post the pics at hi-rez, to boot.


Really?  That was your point?  I came away thinking "this douche bag thinks he's cool because he saw something on Reddit.  Cool enough to brag about it on fark.  I bet he posted the original  just so he could brag in the thread if it goes green."  I was wrong, my bad.
 
2014-02-09 02:54:06 PM  

Aquapope: I was just talking about the folks in the pics being wiped out. The 1919 pic was people watching the treaty. Kill them and likely nothing would have changed. But it's an interesting question: what if everybody at Versailles had been killed before signing the treaty? Would WWI continue for several years more? Could Germany ever recover enough from that to start WWII?


Oh, no... I understood what you were saying. i think the WW1 was over. If the issue had been more one of reconstruction and reconciliation instead of punishment, compensation, dividing the spoils of war and drawing random lines on maps of the middle east, the result might have been different. Who knows? Maybe even more greedy bastards would've been sent in to fill the void. It's hard to believe that the result could've been worse. Maybe, just maybe, cooler heads might have prevailed.

Hitler. Well, he might have been replaced by others. There were many who shared his, um, enthusiasm. He was the right guy at the right time. But then, so was Himmler, or Goering, Goebbels, Bormann et al. And they might not have made the idiotic tactical mistakes that Hitler did. We might all be speaking german.

But just imagine if Germany had been welcomed back into the community of nations after WW1 as they were after WW2... well the western portion anyway. If the middle east decided their own destiny instead of having France and Britain draw their borders in 1919, which still exist today. The borders of Lebanon, the Palestinian Mandate(Palestine/Israel), Syria, (Trans)Jordan, Iraq etc exist because of decisions made in 1919.

/ok I've rambled enough.
 
2014-02-09 03:51:07 PM  

The5thElement: Makes me wonder what the people harassing the folks doing the lunch counter sit in think of themselves after looking at that photo 50 years later.


They're probably still doing it. Stupid never changes.
 
2014-02-09 04:29:08 PM  
That last one, of the fake manufacturing plant, is where my dad and mom met.  Lockheed, Burbank, CA.
 
2014-02-09 04:35:16 PM  
I surprised no one else found this photo creepy.

i.imgur.com
 
2014-02-09 04:42:25 PM  

Richard C Stanford: Mussolini's headquarters goes into cartoon super villain territory.


i.imgur.com
PAY NO ATTENTION TO THE MAN BEHIND THE CURTAIN!
 
2014-02-09 05:29:25 PM  
lThe5thElement: Makes me wonder what the people harassing the folks doing the lunch counter sit in think of themselves after looking at that photo 50 years later.

They're lining up for lunch at Chicaro's in Enid, Ok.
 
2014-02-10 10:35:05 PM  

Vlad_the_Inaner: Richard C Stanford: Mussolini's headquarters goes into cartoon super villain territory.

[i.imgur.com image 450x335]
PAY NO ATTENTION TO THE MAN BEHIND THE CURTAIN!


That looks like the Master Program in Tron.
 
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