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We all like to see glimpses into forgotten periods of history, and to imagine for ourselves what it may have been like during certain golden eras of time. Thanks to the magic of photography, we still have images and snapshots of some of the most ionic moments of the past—and through history lessons and memories, there is always so much for us to learn.

But once in a while you see a photo from the past that can truly shock and surprise you—as it just doesn’t make sense in today’s world. Let’s take a look at some of the most amazing photos from the past that you would never see today.

Penicillin Plant, 1940s

We often think of today’s era as the most technologically advanced, and of course in many ways that is completely true. The innovations and inventions taking place today move at a staggering pace, but we must take a moment to remember the life-changing scientific developments of history that enabled all of these amazing discoveries.

This amazing photo shows the experimental plant for extracting penicillin, as used by the research team at England’s Oxford University. Penicillin is of course one of the greatest medical developments in history, and this photo shows a truly pivotal moment in those advancements.

Office Heatwave, 1951

These days, when your local area is hit by a heatwave, it often actually makes it a little easier for you to get to work—because everyone wants to get to somewhere where there’s a/c!

But back in the 1950s, the women working at Bardwell & McAlister Electronic Plant in Burbank, had no such luxury. That’s why you can see them all heading to work in super short shorts—to try and stay cool during the working day.

Though in many ways office attire has relaxed a lot since these days, it’s still a pretty iconic shot even by modern standards.

The Amphicar, 1964

Nowadays we can travel all over the world using a huge variety of modern and efficient modes of transport, be it planes, cars, trains or boats. But does anyone remember the iconic launch of the Amphicar? This was an “amphibious car”, meaning it could operate on both land and water. So if you’re driving along the road and see an interesting looking stream, you can just bound right in and sail through it!

People still own amphicars to this day, but they’re not hugely popular. This was one of the first outings of the iconic vehicle, floating along the Regent’s Canal in London, England in 1964.

Swimsuits in Skegness, 1975

Many a Brit will know and recognize the name of Butlins, the famous and popular holiday resort dotted all over the U.K. It’s not known for being the classiest or fanciest destinations, but families all over the country still love it and flock to it every summer.

So it may come as a surprise to many to see this super stylish and fashionable arrangement of women walking along and rocking their swimwear at the resort. It’s certainly not the sort of fashion we’d see today!

Stocking Up, 1940

We all know about the importance and usefulness of “upcycling”, one of the more popular trends on the internet today. But did you know that this actually has been a vital concept for many years, going back as far as the 1940s during the war?

Here we can see a woman at the Du Pont Research Laboratory working hard as she recycles a pair of nylon leggings, to use the new nylon material for military uses. How ingenious—and stylish!

Isamu Noguchi, 1940

Here we can see Japanese-American artist and landscape architect Isamu Noguchi, surveying what would later become part of the Associated Press Building Plaque, an iconic feature installed in the Rockefeller Center and still standing to this day.

At the time, this feature was the largest-ever stainless steel casting—it was carved out in plaster, and then cast in stainless steel.

Isn’t it astonishing! Whereas nowadays we are used to seeing it installed as part of the building, here it is in its earlier form when nothing but a genius idea.

Airplane Wing, 1942

During WWII, Americans of all walks of life stepped up to contribute to the war effort, helping in any way they could to support the U.S. military and their troops.

Here we can see an especially beautiful example, where a civil service walker has been captured painting the America insignia on the wing of a US Navy airplane. This stunning snap was taken at the Naval Air Base in Corpus Christi in Texas in 1942, and this hand-painted painstaking work is surely something we wouldn’t see today.

IBM Engineer, 1949

Look at this mess! It looks like this computer is broken or somehow unraveled, with this massive labyrinthine collection of wires and tubes. But believe it or not, this is actually how the first computers actually looked, way back before transistors were introduced in the 1950s.

Here we can see an IBM engineer working on one of the first computers in 1949, working his way through the myriad wires and switches. These computers were so complicated that they needed 50 engineers to work them!

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Salma Hayek takes a dip in blue bikini while yachting in Mexico with family




Salma Hayek soaked up sun in a striking blue-and-white bikini.

Viva Mexico.

Salma Hayek enjoyed a splash in the sea while vacationing in Los Cabos, Mexico, with billionaire husband François-Henri Pinault and some of their children.

The 56-year-old actress showcased her curves in a striking blue-and-white printed bikini with gold accents and accessorized the look with a duo of necklaces, going makeup-free and letting her hair down for the fun-filled family outing.

Hayek has sent pulses racing all summer with her sexy snaps, whether she’s celebrating National Bikini Day, squeezing in a workout or boating around the world.

As for how she stays looking ageless, the star has said she forgoes Botox injections in favor of meditation and frequency machines to maintain her youthful appearance.

She looked stunning while in Los Cabos, Mexico.

Daughter Valentina joined Hayek and her husband, François-Henri Pinault, with the whole family matching in blue.

The couple had a laugh while rinsing off.

Hayek later slipped a pretty blue cover-up over her swimwear.

Hayek was seen enjoying her day out on a yacht, enjoying a dip and spending time with Pinault, whom she married in 2009.

The fashion mogul matched his wife in blue swim trunks, and Hayek later layered on a crochet-trimmed cover-up in the same shade.

The couple share daughter Valentina Pinault, 16, and the French businessman has three children from previous relationships: daughter Mathilde and son François, both from his marriage to Dorothée Lepère, and son Augustin, whom he shares with with model Linda Evangelista.

It’s been a bikini-filled summer for the movie star.

Instead of Botox, Hayek relies on meditation and frequency machines to stay young.

She also loves working out in her pool.

Evangelista recently joined her fellow OG supermodels Christy Turlington, Cindy Crawford and Naomi Campbell on the cover of Vogue’s September issue and shared a behind-the-scenes peek at her sweet relationship with Hayek.

“I was sick at Thanksgiving. And Salma got on the plane with her daughter, came here, and made Thanksgiving dinner,” Evangelista said. “She made a feast — a beautiful, beautiful meal. I had told her that I wasn’t going to have Thanksgiving; I wasn’t feeling well. And she said, ‘Oh yes you are: I am coming.’ And poof, she was here.”

From the kitchen to Los Cabos, it seems Hayek can do it all.

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Salma Hayek, 57, reveals the secret to her fit bikini body — and it’s not exercise




Salma Hayek is spilling the secrets behind her fit physique.

The actress, 57, credited practicing meditation over intense exercise as the key to staying youthful in a new interview.

“I really believe it is. People say it’s exercising. I think it’s meditation,” she told “Entertainment Tonight.“

“You have to find your way. For me, exercising is hard,” she admitted. “It’s really, really difficult to have the discipline to do it. But meditation is a walk in the park, because it’s my own form of it.”

Hayek added that she practices the routine “every day” and takes the time to “sit in a moment with yourself.”

The “Frida” star previously gushed about the mindfulness technique on a July episode of Kelly Ripa’s SiriusXM podcast, “Let’s Talk Off Camera.”

Salma Hayek revealed that the secret to her bikini body is meditation — not exercise.

“People say it’s exercising. I think it’s meditation,” Hayek said of maintaining her youthful appearance.

“When I don’t [meditate] for some time, guess what? Not only [does] the face starts to drop and everything starts to drop, [but also] my herniated disc, the problem in my neck, the problem in my hip, my ankles [comes back]. I start breaking down,” she said at the time.

Hayek explained that she has even gotten to the point of her meditation routine where she feels energy “dancing” through her body.

“Sometimes when I’m doing it, people tell me when I come out of the room, ‘Oh my God, you look 20 years old,’” she raved.

The “Frida” star admitted it’s “difficult” for her to consistently exercise.

Hayek recently showed off her meditation success in a bikini pic for her 57th birthday.

The Mexican-American beauty also divulged that she’s never gotten Botox and instead relies on “frequency machines” in addition to her meditation practices.

“The people that do the machines say that the results I get, they don’t get with other people,” she spilled.

Hayek has not been shy in showing off the results of her health and wellness routines and even recently shared a sultry snap in a red bikini for her 57th birthday.

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‘Hot girl’ Billie Eilish reveals chest tattoo in rare bikini photo




Billie Eilish’s fans are happier than ever after seeing this sexy snap.

The “Bad Guy” songstress popped up in an Instagram post shared by pal Annabel Zimmer (daughter of famed composer Hans Zimmer) Saturday, soaking up the sun in a boldly printed Miaou bikini top and Versace shades.

Billie Eilish posed for a rare bikini photo on Instagram over the weekend — and showed off her chest tattoo for the very first time.

The rare swimsuit pic also marks the first time Eilish, 21, has shown off her chest tattoo of her surname, which she once swore fans wouldn’t “ever see.”

In 2021, Rolling Stone reported Eilish had her last name inked “in an ornate, gothic font” the day after the 2020 Grammys, where she scooped up five awards including Album of the Year, Song of the Year, Record of the Year and Best New Artist.

“I have one here that says ‘Eilish.’ Yes, I love myself,” Eilish explained of the design during her annual Vanity Fair “Same Interview” video later that same year.

The singer, 21, was photographed sunbathing in a Miaou swimsuit top.

While Eilish once lived in baggy looks, she’s since begun embracing more body-conscious styles.

She has several other tattoos, including a few “guardian angel fairies” on her left wrist and hand — from “a little fairy book called ‘Fairyopolis,’” as Eilish told Vanity Fair — and a large dragon winding up her right thigh and hip, which she referred to as a “big boy” in the same video interview.

Although the “Ocean Eyes” hitmaker’s personal style has continued to evolve from baggy clothes to more feminine looks in recent years, she appeared shy about the revealing picture, as she reacted to the post with a see-no-evil monkey emoji.

However, her admirers didn’t hold back while dropping a series of thirsty remarks.

Billie Eilish showed off her huge hip tattoo after the 2021 Met Gala.
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She debuted her fairy-inspired hand tat at the “No Time To Die” premiere in 2021.
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“You’re beautiful, I love you,” one person replied to Eilish’s comment, while another wrote, “my heart stopped cause of you.”

Other comments included, “life as a REAL REAL REALLLYYYY hot girl,” “Missgurl we’re not breathing” and “you look very sexy 🥵.”

Eilish’s bikini bombshell comes weeks after she fired back at the “f—king bozos” who have called her a “sellout” for embracing her femininity.

Eilish’s bikini picture comes weeks after she slammed “f–king bozos” who criticize her sexier looks.
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“I spent the first 5 years of my career getting absolutely OBLITERATED by you fools for being boy-ish and dressing how I did & constantly being told I’d be hotter if I acted like a woman,” she shared via her Instagram Stories in May.

“And now when I feel comfortable enough to wear anything remotely feminine or fitting, I CHANGED and am a sellout.. and ‘what happened to her’ oMg iT’s nOt thE sAmE biLlie she’s just like the rest blah blah.”

She then told followers, “FUN FACT! Did you know that women are multifaceted!!!!!??? Shocking right?? Believe it or not, women can be interested in multiple things.”

“Believe it or not women can be interested in multiple things,” she told her followers.
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The Oscar-winning musician has spoken candidly about her struggles to love and accept her body in the past.

“Going through my teenage years of hating myself and all that stupid s—t, a lot of it came from my anger toward my body, and how mad I was at how much pain it’s caused me, and how much I’ve lost because of things that happened to it,” Eilish told Vogue in January, referencing a hip injury that kept her from pursuing a dance career.

“I felt like my body was gaslighting me for years,” she added. “I had to go through a process of being like, my body is actually me. And it’s not out to get me.”

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