It's amazing to see policeman in such a different position in today's society. What stands in this picture is a testament to the laws and rights of our nation's people to speak and think what they want. Truly a powerful image for today's America to look back upon.
Everyone's lives went on pause one fateful evening in December, 1980. The haunting image here displays both sides of the tragic story of Lennon's assassination through the frame of lenses.
Back when real props and ridiculously special special effects had to be used to trick the moviegoers eyes, there was one man who mastered it all. Spielberg splays his body on a miniature Indiana Jones set used in the first movie with the effort only a master Baby Boomer director can.
The massive oil crisis of the 70's caused more than a few families a whole lot of misery when it came time to hit the pump. At times, more than a few highways were left almost entirely unused. Why not picnic, then, on one of the iconic surfaces of the 20th century?
Back when there might have been a few hundred switches beyond your lights to power businesses, many of these one man vs. machine setups existed. In those days, a computer operator may have well been able to easily acclimate to a plane cockpit after memorizing the many functions that had to be performed by hand.
Now there's a picture that is still surprisingly familiar these days in Japan, complete with surgical masks to prevent the spread of disease. One thing also remains true, the world's workforce is still an endlessly tired group of people.
Test Pilot George Aird can only hope to catch enough air to land safely after his plane seemingly lost control in this shot. At this point it has become entirely obvious to the tractor-riding onlooker that something is amiss.
A cold December was surely warmed for 22 people, counting the Beatles, in one of their early performances. In a year and a half's time the budding crew of 4 would become world famous.
1961 Disney costumes sure had a lot of style. And best of all the fashion forward costumes did not have to be shed during lunch hour. Talk about employee benefits!
Two of the world's most controversial and polarizing individuals kick it back on perhaps the most harmless looking fishing trip anyone could wish for--including the US government. I bet they would have liked an invite as well.
Possibly the best invention we wished still existed is seen here rolling down a crowded New York street, Who wouldn't want to have a dip while rolling through the best city in the world? The feeling of acceleration while swimming would likely be a joy for professional swimmers.
Almost camouflaged though is a wild shot of her decidedly domestic baby deer. It was likely the only one ever let inside that particular grocery store in its entire history.
There is nothing as iconic about the mid 20th century than the American drive-in. This beautiful shot highlights what a joy this option of cinema really was, complete with old style cars and convertibles with bench seats and young couples getting in their daily dose of cuddling to the tune of a decidedly religious movie.
Ever imagine how crazy a 50's guy with the world's very first mp3 player would look? Well, here's a picture of what it might have looked like if he wanted to take his one or two favorite downloaded songs traveling.
Skeptical looks of all forms paint the faces of Frenchman when in 1950 America's favorite brown bubbly beverage was introduced to them. Honestly, we bet there was something better tasting in their glasses already. The French aren't easily fooled, you know.
The intensity D Day action for the brave soldiers who participated may be well documented, but the civilians left in the aftermath of destruction are rarely represented. This picture shows the glimmer of hope seen though the terrified hearts of the children the Allies had first liberated.
One of the most iconic pairs in history shares a tender moment. It was this moment that helped inspire the books and movies that immortalized the relationship between Christopher Robin and his little bear Winnie the Pooh.
The beginning of the Hollywood era was launched more than a few times by the classic lion MGM employed for its screen credits. Its original filming is shown here, with nothing but a lens and audio mixer between cinema history and the mauling of two innocent crew members.
For 3,245 years, this seal remained untouched. Howard Carter and his crew of tomb raiders unbound and found seemingly endless riches inside this world renowned discovery in 1922. It would be one of the last untouched tombs to be opened in the history of tomb exploration.
The humble beginnings of one of the world's most hallowed sports tournaments is seen here at the 1883 Wimbledon. Only a handful of spectators lined courtside for an amazing view that few are able to experience in the 21st century.
Boy, was this guy a man's man. Carl Akely proved himself a true beast when he single handedly (sure looks like he was literally one handed!) took down a leopard that had attempted to kill him in 1896.
Whatever these rowdy fellows compacted into their "snow"balls, we'll never know. Just one look at their faces reveals what "messing around" came down too in the late 19th century.
One very long whipping stick separates one group of particularly reckless boys from punishment and utter freedom. While most folks would not want to be caught dead in this state, this picture essentially captures a true "thrill of the moment."
Brainjet is devoted to providing you with all of the craziest, most eye-opening, and overall most interesting information out there.