In 1937, two women wore shorts out in public for the first time.  They drew a huge amount of male attention and caused a car accident.

In 1937, two women wore shorts out in public for the first time. They drew a huge amount of male attention and caused a car accident.

The Durrant Girls -- A family with four unusual daughters. They are two sets of twins, each set consisting of one black girl and one white girl. The Durrants are a mixed race couple. The odds of having two sets of twins come out like this must be astronomical!

The Durrant Girls -- A family with four unusual daughters. They are two sets of twins, each set consisting of one black girl and one white girl. The Durrants are a mixed race couple. The odds of having two sets of twins come out like this must be astronomical!

Dust bowl life. Interesting fact: when the flour companies learned that the poor in the dust bowl were sewing flour bags together to make dresses and other clothing for the children, they began selling their flour in different decorative bags with flowers and such things printed on them so that the "clothing" made would be a bit more attractive and fun. And the little girls really appreciated that. It's the little things....

"World War II had begun," TIME told its readers 75 years ago this week

Dust bowl life. Interesting fact: when the flour companies learned that the poor in the dust bowl were sewing flour bags together to make dresses and other clothing for the children, they began selling their flour in different decorative bags with flowers and such things printed on them so that the "clothing" made would be a bit more attractive and fun. And the little girls really appreciated that. It's the little things....

Alice E. Doherty was born in 1887 with a rare genetic mutation called “hypertrichosis", or “werewolf syndrome", which causes excessive body hair.  She was billed as “The Minnesota Woolly Baby".  At birth, she was covered all over in two-inch long, silky blonde hair.  She began exhibiting as a sideshow “freak" at the age of two.

Alice E. Doherty was born in 1887 with a rare genetic mutation called “hypertrichosis", or “werewolf syndrome", which causes excessive body hair. She was billed as “The Minnesota Woolly Baby". At birth, she was covered all over in two-inch long, silky blonde hair. She began exhibiting as a sideshow “freak" at the age of two.

Mugshot of François Bertillon.  Age: 23 months.  Crime: Gluttony; nibbling all the pears from a basket. October 17, 1893.

Mugshot of François Bertillon. Age: 23 months. Crime: Gluttony; nibbling all the pears from a basket. October 17, 1893.

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