12 Historical Figures Who Looked Differently Than We Think
You're not gonna believe this, but they didn't have camera phones in olden and ancient times. Heck, their didn't even have those cumbersome big ol' joints with the huge curtains that photographers hid under while they pressed a button. You know, like the ones you see in movies with carnivals and stuff? Hey, speaking of movies, that's where we get a lot of our images of historical figures. Movies, black-and-white photos, paintings, whatever Disney decides history is…that's how we form our mental pictures.
Bummer of all bummers, your mental image of historical figures may not be up-to-date. All that stuff we mentioned can be a little misleading, as it turns out. History looks downright unfamiliar sometimes—even taking a time machine just to look around would mess with your head so much you might not recover. Here are 12 people from history we might not recognize if they walked up and introduce themselves.