This is history's greatest photo of a bear beating... →
For the obvious reasons of human safety and animal cruelty, bear wrestling hasn’t been in vogue for several decades. But up until the 1980s, bear wrestling was the stuff of amateur wrestling matches and basketball halftime diversions.
Siberian bear-hunting suit from the 1800s (via... →
We’ve seen some deranged vintage body armor before, but nothing as gutsy as this costume, which transformed the wearer into a 19th-century Pinhead. A commenter on the Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation message boards had this to say about such a suit in 1998 (we’re assuming this…