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Autochrome Portrait

Mervyn O'Gorman, an electrical engineer, captured these beautiful photos of his daughter Christina at Lulworth Cove in Dorset, England over 100-years-ago. These century-old photos from 1913 depict her wearing vivid red clothes, with the saturated hues standing out in sharp contrast to the muted tones of the background, using a process called Autochrome Lumiere process. This technique involved using glass plates coated in potato starches to filter pictures with dye. Continue reading for a video, more pictures and information.

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Retro Game Collection

There are specialty stores that may carry old classics, but for the ultimate in retro games, look no further than this collection, which fills an entire room. As you can see, there's everything from the original R.O.B. to a tower of limited edition N64 consoles. If you look closely, you'll also spot the stacks of Game Boys and also Nintendo's original Famicom. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading to watch the five most popular viral videos of today, including something you'd never expect to see in Brussels, Belgium.

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QWERTY Keyboard History

QWERTY keyboards are used everyday, but have you ever wondered how the layout came to be? If so, it was devised and created in the early 1870s by Christopher Latham Sholes, a newspaper editor and printer who lived in Milwaukee. In October 1867, Sholes filed a patent application for his early writing machine he developed with the assistance of his friends Carlos Glidden and Samuel W. Soule. The QWERTY layout became popular with the success of the Remington No. 2 of 1878, the first typewriter to include both upper and lower case letters, via a shift key. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos of today, including some awesome waffle iron hacks.

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Pontiac Ghost Car

Here's a fascinating look at the 1939 Pontiac Deluxe Six Ghost Car, created in collaboration with chemical company Rohm & Haas, who had just developed a new product called "Plexiglas." To promote this new material, its entire shell was made with the transparent acrylic material. It made its official debut at the 1939-40 New York World's Fair at General Motors' "Highways and Horizons" pavilion. Continue reading for a video, more pictures and additional information.

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Behind the Scenes Star Wars

Photo credit: Peter Mayhew

Peter Mayhew, best known as the 7' 3" actor who played Chewbacca in the Star Wars films decided to share rare behind-the-scenes images of the cast and crew. They give us a fascinating glimpse into the creative process behind one of the most iconic film series of all time. Did you know that Chewbacca was actually inspired by George Lucas' big, hairy Alaskan malamute, Indian? That's right, the dog would always sit in the passenger seat of his car like a copilot, and people mistook it for a real person. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading to watch the five most popular viral videos of today, including of someone using a drone in the most unexpected way.

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Albert Einstein Office After Death

Photo credit: Ralph Morse - Time & Life Pictures / Getty Image

This isn't some random office from the 1950s, but rather Albert Einstein's office, exactly as the Nobel Prize-winning physicist left it, a few hours after he passed in April 1955. The photographer who captured the images above, Roger Morse, says: "Einstein died at the Princeton Hospital...so I headed there first. But it was chaos - journalists, photographers, onlookers. So I headed over to Einstein's office at the Institute for Advanced Studies. On the way, I stopped and bought a case of scotch. I knew people might be reluctant to talk, but most people are happy to accept a bottle of booze, instead of money, in exchange for their help. So I get to the building, find the superintendent, give him a fifth of scotch and like that, he opens up the office." Continue reading for more.

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Creepy Historical Photographs

You'd think that with all of the technology, computers, etc. available to us now, creating creepy scenarios would be easier than ever, but things have always been a bit strange. For example, these face protectors look to be straight from an old sci-fi flick, but they're actually face masks to protect from the ravages of snow storms. Continue reading to see more rare historical photographs.

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Electric Scooter 1916

Before the Segway, there was this nifty scooter in 1916. Retronaut says: "Lady Florence Norman, a suffragette, on her motor-scooter in 1916, travelling to work at offices in London where she was a supervisor. The scooter was a birthday present from her husband, the journalist and Liberal politician Sir Henry Norman." Continue reading for more rarely seen historical photographs.

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Moon Footstep AS11-40-5878

Switzerland-based photographers Jojakim Cortis and Adrian Sonderegger specialize in recreating some of the most iconic photos from the past two centuries, whether it be Stuart Franklin's Tiananmen or Marmaduke Wetherell's Nessie, Cortis and Sonderegger. These famous snapshots are built entirely using everyday materials like paper, cement, and model vehicles. They avoid choosing photos with human subjects in order to avoid having to construct realistic people, and stick with objects like tanks and buildings. Continue reading for more.

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R2 D2 Actor

Did you know that R2-D2 has been played by English actor Kenny Baker in all 6 original Star Wars films and is due to reprise the role in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the first installment of the upcoming sequel trilogy? This makes him one of just two characters/actors along with C-3PO - portrayed by Anthony Daniels - to appear in all seven films. Continue reading for more rare behind-the-scenes photos that will forever change how your favorite films are seen.

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