The Fascinating History of Chicago's Famous Lakeshore
Jacque Marquette and Louis Joliet navigated through what is now Chicago in the mid-1600s, the lakeshore was just a row of messy barren and smelly dunes. Even when the city was founded in 1833, there was no real plan for lakefront recreation.
Woman Finds Incredible 1930s Time Capsule From Her Father
They provide an incredible glimpse into life in pre-war Chicago, and it is clear that the photographer was passionate about his trade. However, Ruppert didn’t realize this value at first.
Joke: The Mayor's Nightly Visit
A new mayor of Chicago is chosen. That night, Franklin Delano Roosevelt appears. The mayor asks him "What can I do to make Chicago great?". FDR responds "Do everything for the people". The mayor wakes up startled and mutters "Lies!" under his breath.
Joke: The Magic Scales
A nun was flying to Chicago. She went to the airport and sat down, waiting for her flight. She looked over in the corner and saw one of those weight machines that tells your fortune. So, she thought to herself, "I'll give it a try just to see what it tells me."
You Wouldn't Do This With Open Eyes, Let Alone Blindfolded
In this video, he walks between the 579-foot-high Marina Towers in Chicago with no safety lines to speak of, while blindfolded. What's more is that the feat aired live on television, with nothing but faith in his father's instructions to guide him.
The Most Impressive Proposal of 2013!
See what happens when a boyfriend of a Chicago cheerleader gets it in his head to plan his proposal with extra flair, and gets helped by the entire team! An amazing video that will make you feel good for hours! The Most Impressive Proposal of 2013!
Joke: The Most Dangerous Food
Content Joke: The Most Lethal Food joke A dietitian was once addressing a large church in Chicago...
I've Never Seen Such Incredible, Time Bending Pictures...
Pont de la Tournelle - Paris Bethesda Fountain - Central Park - NYC Western Wall - Jerusalem Santa Monica Pier - CA Gramercy Park - NYC Wrigley Field - Chicago Millennium Park - Chicago Flatiron - NYC America’s Cup - San Francisco High Line - NYC The Public Library - NYC Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
This Artist Makes Sand Art that Will Blow Your Mind
Artist Joe Mangrum has been adorning the streets of Chicago, San Francisco and New York with incredibly beautiful and colorful sand paintings that create sprawling pieces of art. E ach work has no initial design, but is spontaneously created and evolves as the artist works.
History Come Calling - Fascinating Photos!
Players of the baseball team 'Chicago Cubs' with their maskot, 1908. The famous boxing match between Muhammad Ali and Cleveland Williams, 1966. New yorkers on their way to work, reading about the death of John Kennedy, 1963.
10 of the Most Veteran Baseball Teams in the USA
Chicago Cubs, founded 1871 Source The team first started playing as the Chicago White Stockings. They were the first team to win the National League pennant. One of the first star players of the team, pitcher Albert Spalding, went on to establish Spalding sporting goods company.
The Terrible and Unexpected Results of Prohibition
On January 17, 1920, less than one hour after spirits had become illegal throughout the US, armed men robbed a Chicago freight train and made off with thousands of dollars worth of whiskey. This is just one of the unintended dire consequences of prohibition.
This Holiday is Full of Musical Surprises!
It was placed in Chicago's Union Station for the enjoyment of the passengers. Watch as they react to this musical surprise! This Holiday is Full of Musical Surprises! art, music, piano, surprise, holidays What a beautiful musical surprise - a magical piano!
Recycling Gets a Fairytale Twist With Wooden Troll Statues
Furry Ema, in Morton Arboretum, Chicago, USA ( Thomas Dambo ) 17. Teddy Friendly, in Høje Taastrup, Denmark ( Thomas Dambo ) 18. Wilson’s Car, in San Juan, Puerto Rico ( Thomas Dambo ) 19. Troels the Troll, in Horsen, Denmark ( Thomas Dambo ) 20.
These Two Pets Are the Most Unlikely of Friends
In Chicago a pair of pets is breaking barriers with their friendship. Dutch Shepard, Osiris and rat, Riff Rat may be mismatched but they certainly are devoted mates. These two adore each other and spend time snuggling, playing and licking. The cutest for me is when Riff Rat cleans Osiris’ teeth.
These Striking Photos Show the Nostalgia of Days Gone By
People queued for Al Capone’s free coffee in Chicago, 1931. Rush hour looked a lot different than it does today, Chicago, 1909. 25 Amazing Vintage Pictures From Days Gone By photos, old, nostalgia, past, vintage There's nothing quite like black and white photos to evoke some serious nostalgia.
30 Skylines that Add to the View!
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We Will Never be as Stylish as We Used to Be…
The Children of Chicago in 1941. Teenagers posing with their first car - 1950's. Showgirls playing chess at the Latin Quarter nightclub in New York – 1958. Patti McGee, the 1965 US Woman's National Skateboard Champion. The Beatles, before they grew their famous hair.
This Talented Painter Turns Splattered Ink into Works of Art
This young artist has a studio in Foshan, China but is now exhibiting his first solo show at Chicago’s Galerie F . You can see more of his work on his website or Behance , or follow him on Facebook , Instagram or Tumblr .
These 7 Tips Will Help You When Speaking in Public!
After all, according to a recent study from the University of Chicago, our intelligence is best conveyed not in what we say, but how we say it. Therefore, rather than keeping quiet, it’s important that we actively identify ways to overcome self-doubt.
A Wide View of the World - Gorgeous Panoramas!
Millennium Park, Chicago 5. Wyanad 6. Beach in Greece 7. Camp Randall 8. Niagara Falls, New York Side 9. Sydney Harbour 10. Le Musee Du Louvre 11. Rainbow in Hawaii 12. Scotland Versus Australia Rugby Match 13. Open Fields 14. French Beach, Karachi 15.
The Wackiest Buildings Ever Proposed to Be Built!
The Chicago Spire; Chicago, Illinois Proposed back in July 2005, the Chicago Spire was initially referred to as the Fordham Spire. If it had been realized, it would have towered about the city of Chicago at a height of 116 stories. The design was by Spanish architect, Santiago Calatrava.
Celebrating the Most Exquisite Photos by National Geographic
Chicago, 1967. A railway encircles thirty-five blocks of shops, offices, and hotels. Surrey, England, 1927. Charles Lindbergh pays a visit to crowds in Surrey, England in his monoplane dubbed the ‘Spirit of St. Louis,’ Mosul, Iraq, 1920. An ancient Roman bridge spans the Wadi al Murr.
We Used to Dress With So Much Style...
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