Eerie Photos From The Past That Will Keep You Staring

By Sarah Norman | May 15, 2023

Stevie Wonder visiting a children’s school for the blind in London.... (circa 1970)

Collected here are some enchanting photos of the past that will bring these moments back to life. You’ll find hilarious fashion fads, strange cultural trends, political protests, influential music, and various defining moments in history and pop culture. Come flip through these captivating photos that have left us in complete awe. 

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Stevland Hardaway Morris, better known by his stage name Stevie Wonder. Wonder is an accurate description of the brilliant singer, songwriter, record producer, and multi-instrumentalist.

He was a child prodigy who has been blind since (shortly after) birth and is now considered to be one of the most critically and commercially successful musical performers of the late 20th century. Pictured here is the beloved musician visiting a children’s school for the blind in London back in the 1970s. Stevie was good with kids and apparently had a way with the ladies... having an impressive nine children of his own with five different women. 

The De Lackner HZ-1 Aerocycle had it's first flight test in 1954

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Have you ever dreamed of owning a personal helicopter that you could fly with just a little bit of training? Well, back in the day, the De Lackner HZ-1 seemed like it could make that dream come true. The U.S. Army was planning to use it for reconnaissance missions, but they also saw its potential as a quick and easy mode of transportation for soldiers on the ground.

However, things didn't quite work out as planned. While the HZ-1 showed promise at first, it soon became clear that untrained pilots simply couldn't handle it. Despite being designed to be flown with minimal instruction, it turned out that inexperienced infantrymen lacked the skills necessary to keep the machine airborne.

To make matters worse, the HZ-1 had a tendency to crash, which is obviously not an ideal trait for any aircraft, let alone one that's supposed to be easy to fly. Sadly, after a few crashes, the project was scrapped and the dream of a personal helicopter faded away... for a while, at least.