Internet Finds·Posted on Dec 5, 2022My Dumb Little Brain Is Totally Blown After Seeing These 20 Incredibly Fascinating Pictures For The First Time Last WeekHonestly, all of these have my jaw on the floor.by Dave StoperaBuzzFeed StaffFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink 1. Emu eggs look like something straight out of Game of Thrones: u/Mingey_FringeBiscuit / Via reddit.com 2. This is what Abraham Lincoln looked like when he became president in 1861... Lawrence Thornton / Getty Images ...and this is what he looked like four short years later, in 1865: Corbis / Corbis via Getty Images He quite literally had seen some things. 3. This is Pauline Musters, the shortest woman ever to live: Universal History Archive / Universal Images Group via Getty Images She was 24 inches tall when she died at the age of 19. 4. In 1933, A.L. Kahn caught a 5,000-pound manta ray off the coast of Florida: Alamy Stock Photo And then he brought it to New Jersey. 5. Hotels used to have to put up signs explaining that electricity is safe and not to be feared: u/udayramp / Via reddit.com "The use of electricity for lightning is in no way harmful to health, nor does it affect the soundness of sleep." 6. In 1955 it cost $4.75 to go on 10 rides at Disneyland: Medianews Group / MediaNews Group via Getty Images That's a little over $50 today. 7. In the 1930s, this couple won an Atlantic City dance marathon after dancing for 1,473 hours: Keystone-france / Gamma-Keystone via Getty Images Mamma mia! 8. And, yes, people did fall asleep standing up while dancing at these marathons: Ullstein Bild Dtl. / Ullstein Bild via Getty Images 9. Someone had to hand-carve all of the presidents' eyes on Mount Rushmore: George Rinhart / Corbis via Getty Images Looks chill! 10. This extremely complicated thing is what the steering wheel of a Formula 1 race car looks like: Alamy Stock Photo 11. This is the message then-president Jimmy Carter sent aboard the Voyager spacecraft to any aliens the ship might encounter: NASA 12. California once had a place called the California Alligator Farm where children were encouraged to get up close and personal with alligators and even take them for rides: Hulton Deutsch / Corbis via Getty Images 13. This terrifying picture is a close-up of a man with Bruce, the mechanical shark created for the movie Jaws: Amy Sancetta / AP 14. This is what a toucan's skeleton looks like: u/paulschal / Via reddit.com Not sure what I was expecting. 15. This is a real 19th-century advertisement for cough medicine with a very special ingredient — heroin: Alamy Stock Photo 16. In Las Vegas in 1955, you could purchase a hotel plot for $3 million: Loomis Dean / Loomis Dean / The Life Picture Collection / Shutterstock Deal of a lifetime! 17. In 1926, two students were able to fully dissect an entire intact nervous system from a human body: The Museum of Osteopathic Medicine / Via reddit.com It took over 1,500 hours. It's now on display at the Museum of Osteopathic Medicine. 18. In 1876, Virgil A. Gates patented the "Moustache Guard," an absolutely brilliant invention for "holding the moustache out of the way of food or liquid while eating or drinking": Hulton Archive / Getty Images A true visionary. 19. This is what a 100-year-old marriage certificate looks like: u/woden-spoon / Via reddit.com 20. And, finally, most importantly, bananas float in rum but sink in cognac: u/edit-grammar / Via reddit.com Essential knowledge.