"Once a government is committed to the principle of silencing the voice of opposition, it has only one way to go, and that is down the path of increasingly repressive measures, until it becomes a source of terror to all its citizens and creates a country where everyone lives in fear.” -- President Harry S. Truman

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In June 1867, James Glaisher, an English astronomer and meteorologist, and an avid balloonist, was floating over Paris in a balloon when he entered an area of dense cloud:

This was not the first time Glaisher had heard music while flying through the clouds. Five years ago, Glaisher took off in a balloon over the city of Wolverhampton, England. At an altitude of 12,700 feet, he clearly heard a band playing music.

 Until about a century ago, in the Western world, you couldn't tell whether a small child was a girl or a boy by her clothing. All little children, regardless of their gender, dressed alike, with girls' clothes, girlish shoes, long hair and ponytails. Pants or breeches were not worn until boys were at least four years old, but some continued to wear skirts, gowns and petticoats until they were old enough – about eight years old. By age. By that time, boys would eagerly wait to wear their first pair of trousers.

This incredible facial hair not only won people's hearts but also secured his place in history as he held the record for the longest beard ever grown in France.

Legend has it that Lewis had been shaving since he was 12, but his razor blades could not keep up with his rapidly growing beard.

By the time he was 14, his beard had reached 50 centimeters (19.6 in) in length. From then on, it was just a matter of letting it grow to monstrous proportions.

You've heard that a picture is worth a thousand words, but pictures like the ones in the collection here have a lot of stories to tell. These photographs give an insight into what life was like in such disparate eras as the 18th century and the 1970s. You'll see what life was like for a child in America during the Baby Boom, and how Native Americans lived long before the modern metropolis existed. These rare historical finds are not only informative, but they also offer a fun look at a time long gone, and probably a time you wish you could go back to. Be prepared to be surprised and read on!

 Step into a Technicolor time machine and travel back to the '60s, where television screens were alive with groovy characters and far-fetched storylines. From modern day spies to outer space adventures, the small screen was a canvas of limitless creativity and imagination. In an era filled with innovation, classic TV shows of the 60s continue to fascinate audiences with their vintage charm and timeless appeal.


 

 Few things are as gratifying as a trip down memory lane – and it's even better when you find something you hadn't noticed before. Because as Ferris Bueller said – life moves too fast. There are dozens of photographs of celebrities and notable people of yesteryear in all their beautiful, pristine glory. The glamour, the fashion, the hair – whether classically elegant, effortlessly cool, or intriguingly sticky, we'll never see the likes of them again.

Take a trip back in time to the 1970s with a look at the colorful and dynamic world of television. Journey through a vibrant landscape where storytelling was king, characters were larger than life, and nostalgia was the order of the day. In the age of disco balls, bell bottoms and polyester fashion, television was not just a box in the corner of the room – it was a gateway to laughter, drama and cultural change. Let's take a stroll down memory lane and celebrate timeless classics that defined an era.
There are over 100 million buildings in the world, a number that is absolutely staggering when you try to wrap your head around it. Before settling down and building structures, people were nomadic for thousands of years – that was, of course, 1.8 million years ago. Mostly, these buildings were simple structures consisting of four walls and a roof. Over time, people learned better techniques and began creating more elaborate structures, similar to the ones we are examining today. From that time to the present day, people have built many remarkable man-made structures.

Russia is withdrawing its peacekeepers from Karabakh, a region that had previously seceded from Azerbaijan, the Kremlin confirmed on Wednesday.

Presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov said reports of the move that had appeared in Azerbaijani media were correct.