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1930: The first load of passengers queuing for the Bennie Railplane in Glasgow; the inventor George Bennie is third in the queue. The streamlined cars are self propelled, driven by air screws in front and behind, and hang from a steel girder

The first load of passengers queuing for the Bennie Railplane in Glasgow; the inventor George Bennie is third in the queue. The streamlined cars are self propelled, driven by air screws in front and behind, and hang from a steel girder. (Photo by J. A. Hampton/Topical Press Agency/Getty Images). 4th July 1930
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28 Nov 2011 12:32:00


A visitor walks past an installation artwork entitled “Confuciuse” which combines the word “Confucius” and “confuse” in the contemporary art exhibition at “Fun and Art” Festival on December 13, 2008 in Xian of Shaanxi Province, China. (Photo by China Photos/Getty Images)
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12 May 2011 08:35:00
A 1949 Porsche 356 SL is displayed during the Porsche Rennsport Reunion V at Laguna Seca Raceway near Salinas, California, September 26, 2015. (Photo by Michael Fiala/Reuters)

A 1949 Porsche 356 SL is displayed during the Porsche Rennsport Reunion V at Laguna Seca Raceway near Salinas, California, September 26, 2015. The three-day reunion is billed by organizers as the world's largest gathering of Porsche racecars, renowned drivers, and Porsche collector cars. (Photo by Michael Fiala/Reuters)
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30 Sep 2015 08:06:00
A tourist poses for a picture with the Sphinx at the Pyramids of Giza in Cairo, Egypt, on October 19, 2011

A tourist poses for a picture with the Sphinx at the Pyramids of Giza in Cairo, Egypt, on October 19, 2011. (Reuters/Jamal Saidi)
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17 Apr 2012 13:15:00
Auto polo, Coney Isl. Between ca. 1910 and ca. 1915. (Photo by George Grantham Bain Collection)

“Automobile polo or Auto polo was a motorsport invented in the United States with rules and equipment similar to equestrian polo but using automobiles instead of horses. The sport was popular at fairs, exhibitions and sports venues across the United States and several areas in Europe from 1911 until the late 1920s; but it was dangerous and carried the risk of injury and death to the participants and spectators”. – Wikipedia. Photo: Auto polo, Coney Isl., between ca. 1910 and ca. 1915. (Photo by George Grantham Bain Collection)

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01 Mar 2013 13:23:00
1962: English pop singer Shane Fenton, later known as Alvin Stardust, autographing a woman's leg in his dressing room

English pop singer Shane Fenton, later known as Alvin Stardust, autographing a woman's leg in his dressing room. (Photo by John Pratt/Keystone Features/Getty Images). September 1962
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05 Nov 2011 13:53:00
Transformer refitted from a Citroen C2 car

Makers assemble the “Transformer X2” built by Chinese cartoon fans Sui Lulu, Zhang Yiming and Li Wei, was displayed at an exhibition center on October 8, 2007 in Nanjing of Jiangsu Province, China. (Photo by China Photos/Getty Images)
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05 Jan 2012 12:03:00
A contestant prepares backstage before performing at the “Grand Prix of Siberia” international ballet competition, held as part of the 4th International Forum “Ballet. XXI Century”, at the State Opera and Ballet Theatre in Krasnoyarsk, Siberia, Russia, November 11, 2016. (Photo by Ilya Naymushin/Reuters)

A contestant prepares backstage before performing at the “Grand Prix of Siberia” international ballet competition, held as part of the 4th International Forum “Ballet. XXI Century”, at the State Opera and Ballet Theatre in Krasnoyarsk, Siberia, Russia, November 11, 2016. (Photo by Ilya Naymushin/Reuters)
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13 Nov 2016 09:45:00