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Time Traveler Captured In Museum Photograph

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When you look at most of the two dozen or so people in this photograph, which belongs to a Canadian museum, there's no doubt that they're from 1940, the year in which it was taken. But what about that guy?

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Those funky sunglasses? That stamped t-shirt and hippie shawl? The doofy, disinterested expression? He sure as hell doesn't look like any Roosevelt-era bro I have ever seen. Maybe that's just it—he looks like a "bro," which we all know didn't come into existence until the 1970s, at the earliest.

Forgetomori has an extensive analysis of the photo and the mystery man, and, with some help from members of ATS, points out that no single item of his wardrobe is technically out of period.

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But his entire essence, especially in contrast to the sea of fedoras and 1940s enthusiasm around him, screams that he's from another era entirely. Sorry, time travel bro, you've been spotted. [Forgetomori via BoingBoing]

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The reason I don't believe we'll ever be able to time travel?

Because we would already know about it. How could humanity go on for the reat of eternity without slipping up and us finding out about it?

Or think about this. What if it was invented and caused the premature end of the world (lets say the first thing they decided to do was avoid the holocaust so they killed Hitler as a baby, but because of that some alternate time line was created that involved someone even worse rising to power and starting a worldwide nuclear war) so some epic battle started with people chasing each other, warping through the centuries trying to find each other, and in the process creating 1,000's of radically different time lines until finally they succeeded and and either went back and killed the people who first invented it or always kept watch and forever foiled our attempts at creating the technology. We could have lived 1000's of entirely different lives but this was just the one that they happened to stop on. or this is one of the crazy ones. We don't even know it but this is really some bizarre civilization that was never meant to exist.

/fantasy over