You may recall Marie Antoinette as the last queen of France, but she was also notorious for suggesting her people eat cake when they ran out of bread. The queen was suited by many individuals, and they spared no expense when it came to getting her attention.
One of Marie Antoinette’s suitors presented her with a watch that was arguably the most expensive and advanced ever built at the time. It had a full calendar, 23 different settings, and almost 1,000 parts. It’s considered to be the fifth most complicated watch ever made. Unfortunately, our lovely queen didn’t get to enjoy this watch as she was executed in 1793, and the watch arrived at her door more than three decades later.
This Perfectly Preserved Wonderful Waterfalls Ring Toss Game
The premise behind this game was simple, you had to get the small floating rings to all stack up on the two poles in the box. This was easier said than done, as you had just a single pressure button for moving the rings. We would often shake the box in frustration when the last two or three rings got stuck on the side of the box, meaning that they couldn't be moved.
With the limited attention span of kids today, we can hardly imagine them playing this for more than a few minutes before quitting in frustration. For children of the '70s, though, this was a game you could spend an entire day playing.
This Vietnamese Bridge is Held Under Two Massive Stone Hands
Vietnam is one of the most fascinating countries in Asia. The country is bustling with aromatic street foods, incredible trekking routes, lively countryside, and historical locations that will blow your mind. One of the most exciting landmarks in Vietnam is the famous Cau Vang Golden Bridge.
The Cau Vang Golden Bridge is a 500-foot pedestrian bridge connecting the two locations in the area and providing an incredible view. What’s even more amazing about it is the two enormous stone hands that appear to be holding the bridge. These are actually made of fiberglass and wire mesh and were built in recent years. If you’re ever visiting this wonderful Asian country, make sure to cross the golden bridge and take a picture!
The Statue of Liberty’s Face Viewed From the Inside
The Statue of Liberty was constructed in the late 19th century and delighted the world with its incredible inspirational message. It was built on top of Liberty Island in New York Harbor in New York. The statue is a gift from France to the United States and was designed by French sculptor Frédéric Bartholdi.
While the Statue of Liberty represents freedom, justice, and opportunity, it is much less inspirational when you look at it from the inside. This photo was taken from inside the statue, where it’s all hammered metals and beams. You can still see the features that make the statue from the inside, but honestly, it looks like a completely different piece.
These Cow Soles From the Prohibition Era
The prohibition era was quite a notable time in American history. After a period of alcoholism and family violence, the federal government instituted a nationwide constitutional ban on the production, importation, transportation, and sale of alcoholic beverages, which lasted from 1920 to 1933. This led to an unbelievable cat-and-mouse game between criminals and the FBI.
The FBI was hot on moonshiners’ tails and constantly found new ways to catch them. One of these was by using footprints as evidence, which got many moonshiners arrested and charged. These criminals found an original way to get around this problem by using cow hoof imprints as false shoe bottoms, which completely masked their footprints.