Portable Confessional. This makes me laugh. " "For the sinner on the go." I suppose I would why you would need this if I was catholic and did not believe I can just tell God what I need to whenever.: )
in denmark, 1950, two brothers were digging peat to be used as fuel when they came across what is now known as the tollund man. he still had hair, skin, and a five o'clock shadow, so they assumed it was a recent murder victim and called the police. upon arrival, they noticed rope around his neck: this wasn't a recent murder victim. in fact, the body was from 300-400 BC, and was shockingly well preserved by the peat.
To protect Winston Churchill in wartime a special one-man pressure chamber was built for the personal plane which carried him many times across the Atlantic and to Casablanca, Moscow and Yalta. Churchill was warned by his doctors that it was dangerous for a man of his age and physical condition to fly above 8,000 feet.
"Mary Smith earned sixpence a week shooting dried peas at sleeping workers windows" as a 'Knocker-up' aka a 'knocker-upper'. This "was a profession in England and Ireland that started during and lasted well into the Industrial Revolution and at least as late as the 1920s, before alarm clocks were affordable or reliable. A knocker-up’s job was to rouse sleeping people so they could get to work on time." Some of them used sticks instead. Photo from Philip Davies’ Lost London: 1870 - 1945.