13UFOs Caused the Dust Bowl
Those men are not running in terror from an alien spaceship or a time traveler's pod arriving from the year 2250. It's just a tetrahedral kite, developed by Alexander Graham Bell in an attempt to build kites large enough for people to ride in. Which, you have to admit, sounds awesome.
The idea was also to make them so a motor could be installed, thus creating the first manned aircraft, but the end result was just a bunch of admittedly cool-looking kites that could only ever possibly be piloted by G.I. Joes.
"Come on ..."
"Come on ..."
"Oh, who am I kidding? Let me quit fucking around and just invent the goddamned telephone."
12Fritz the Talking Nazi Bear
Despite the perfectly legible road sign, these Nazis decided to stop and ask a bear for directions and were delighted to find him sympathetic to their cause! See, kids, cartoons are real! But only for the Nazis!
Honestly, that isn't far from the truth. This is literally a road sign somewhere between Berlin and St. Petersburg hilariously outfitted with a Nazi bear (it's just a stuffed bear, sadly). These guys stopped and took a picture because you totally would have, too.
That's not an isolated situation, by the way; for some reason that the History Channel has never bothered to explain, Nazi funny bones were well and truly tickled by taxidermy bears. And they were all adorable!
AAAAAHHHH, WHAT THE HELL IS THAT!?