10 Cocaine and other Drug Products of the Past

Cocaine, morphine, and even heroin were seen as miracle cures when they were first discovered.Substances prohibited today were legally available in the past, so until the late 1800, manufacturers proudly proclaimed that their products contained such drugs. Today we present you ten of this incredible old ads. Cocaine toothache drops (c. 1885) were popular for …

Paris Then and Now: 1900 – 2008

In 1900, William Henry Goodyear (Brooklyn Museum’s first curator) traveled to the Paris for the World Exposition of that year, with photographer Joseph Hawkes.They brought back numerous images from the exposition including street life, vistas, pavilions, statues, and other structures and decorative details.We took some of those pictures and compared them with today’s Paris. Enjoy! …

10 of the World’s Smallest Animals

1World’s Smallest Dog: 12.4 cm (4.9-inch) tall At 1.4 pounds and 4.9 inches tall, Ducky, a yappy short-coat Chihuahua from Charlton (Massachusetts, USA), holds the Guinness World Record for the world’s smallest living dog (by height).Ducky succeeds Danka Kordak of Slovakia, a Chihuahua who measured 5.4 inches tall. The smallest dog ever, according to Guinness, …

10 Most Breathtaking Fountains in the World

1Bellagio Fountains (Las Vegas): A Choreographed Water Show The Fountains of the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas (USA) are a vast, choreographed water fountains with performances set to light and music. The performances are visible from numerous vantage points on the Strip, both from the street and from neighboring structures. The fountain’s show takes place …