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1854: The invention of the telegram leads to a brief fad for correspondence staring contests. Here Miss Constance Worthy awaits the day's telegram, which will tell her whether or not her opponent has blinked yet.

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1899: Thanks to limited diet and inadequate sanitary conditions, diseases were more virulent in Victorian times. They were also taller and had haircuts and shoes. Here we see a cluster of the highly contagious, and often lethal, smallpox virus trying to look innocent in a corner.

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1889: The first photographic evidence of an attempted alien abduction. The tiny flying saucer made off shortly after the photo was taken, abducting the top of Mrs E. Langridge's head, which was flown to Venus for a probing. The remainder of Mrs E. Langridge was taken to a clinic in Bournemouth, and was also probed, enthusiastically and often.

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1867: Young Rebecca Brock pictured in the laboratory of Dr. Alfred Pennyman. Her left leg, having been removed, would that night be placed under her pillow in the hopes of finally proving the existence of the Leg Fairy. Pennyman would later write in his diary that the results of the experiment were disappointing - the damn'd miserly sprite only left 3 shillings.

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