Are you a fan of quirky vintage photos and facts? If you consider yourself a nostalgia junkie, you’ll definitely want to visit Retronaut brought to you by Chris Wild, a guest curator at the Woodhorn Museum and Northumberland Archives, in England. Once there, just punch in a subject or an era (from B.C. to the aughts), and—boom—tons of historic images, wacky inventions (1950s telephone hats), and other treasures.
One of our favorites posts? “US Bikini Laws.” In 1922, police in Washington DC measured women’s swimming costumes (above) to make sure that none were more than six inches above the knee.
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