Hilarious Photographs That Made The First Cat and Dog Meme in History

In the year 1906, people might have had no idea what the word “meme” meant, but they sure did know very well that cats and dogs could be put into funny settings. These hilarious images by American photographer Harry Whittier Frees are probably one of the earliest known examples of cat memes in history. It all started in 1906, when during a Birthday party a cat managed to get a paper hat on its head, causing laughter among the gathered. Harry picked up the idea and decided to follow through with photographs.

Trippy Long Exposure Photographs of Ferris Wheels

Dutchess County Fair – Rhinebeck, New York, Photograph by Jordan Confino

Ferris Wheels are the ubiquitous carnival attraction throughout the world. Bright lights on modern ferris wheels make them all the more colorful and especially remarkable at evening and night. In the collection of images here, we see them all the better and colorfully trippy, all thanks to the magic of long exposure photography.

If Bands Had Stuck With Their Original Names

The New Yardbirds (Led Zeppelin)

As humans, we rarely get something right the first time. Thankfully, many of us manage to make better decisions that are seemingly simple but have a huge impact. For good measure, take a look at the names several bands whom we know and love, and compare them with what they had originally intended to call themselves. Their music would probably be the same, but we doubt we would have the same love for Johnny and the Moondogs, The New Yardbirds, or Smile.

Ludicrous Vintage Ads Tell You All the (Wrong) Benefits of Smoking

Smoking is bad today, but when it was at its height, it was even worse. For a long time, we did not understand the health hazards of smoking and it was advertised as something cool, awesome, beneficial and even healthy! Even when the bad effects of smoking were better understood, it took quite a while before the claims of health could be fully removed from advertising. Hell, they even got a US President to endorse cigarettes!