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Ancient hillside etching of a cat. Nazca-Pampa region, Peru. (lemmy.world)

Excerpt: Enormous cat etched into a hillside in the desert in Peru. Home to the geoglyphs of a hummingbird, a monkey, a spider and a human, the newly revealed form of the feline is about 37-meter-long, and expected to be dating back more than 2,000 years....

Mockups created in 1944 by the US government about how Hitler may have looked in disguise. (lemmy.world)

Excerpt: Towards the end of World War II, U.S. intelligence officials were afraid that the German dictator would flee Germany by assuming a disguise. By 1944 the world identified the man largely by his trademark toothbrush mustache and oily side-slicked hair, so they ordered his portrait to be cloned....

"Quaker guns" at Manassas Junction March 1862. (lemmy.world)

A Quaker gun is a deception tactic that was commonly used in warfare during the 18th and 19th centuries. Although resembling an actual cannon, the Quaker gun was simply a wooden log, usually painted black, used to deceive an enemy. Misleading the enemy as to the strength of an emplacement was an effective delaying tactic. The...

Hungarian revolutionary holds a captured AK rifle in 1956. (lemmy.world)

The 1956 Hungarian revolution was the first major armed conflict that featured the AK rifle, and the first conflict in which it was used by both sides. The photo above shows an anti-Soviet Hungarian revolutionary named József Tibor Fejes with a captured AK....

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