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"From Moon Bombers to Electric Shocks: A Captivating Journey of Shocking Surprises

Background imageShock Collection: The Death of Amy Robsart - William Frederick Yeames

The Death of Amy Robsart - William Frederick Yeames
Oil on Canvas 87 x 61

Background imageShock Collection: The Annunciation, c1438-1445, (c1900-1920). Artist: Fra Angelico

The Annunciation, c1438-1445, (c1900-1920). Artist: Fra Angelico
The Annunciation, c1438-1445, (c1900-1920). A print after the fresco in the Museo di San Marco dell Angelico, Florence, from Art History and Literature Illustrations, by Jessie Noakes, Virtue and Co

Background imageShock Collection: Harpo Marx in Leo McCareys Duck Soup (1933)

Harpo Marx in Leo McCareys Duck Soup (1933)
Harpo Marx in Duck Soup (1933)

Background imageShock Collection: Racehorse Foinavon, ridden by jockey John Buckingham on his way to win the Grand national

Racehorse Foinavon, ridden by jockey John Buckingham on his way to win the Grand national at Aintree, Liverpool despite being a rank outsider at odds of 100/1

Background imageShock Collection: Portrait of a young Little Owl (Athene noctua)

Portrait of a young Little Owl (Athene noctua)

Background imageShock Collection: Bolts of electricity discharging in the lab of Nikola Tesla

Bolts of electricity discharging in the lab of Nikola Tesla
Inventor and scientist Nikola Tesla in his lab while his magnifying transmitter high voltage generator produces bolts of electricity. December 1899

Background imageShock Collection: Mabel Poulton in Maurice Elveys Palais de Danse (1928)

Mabel Poulton in Maurice Elveys Palais de Danse (1928)
Mabel Poulton in Palais de Danse (1928)

Background imageShock Collection: FA Cup Semi Final at Villa Park. Crystal Palace 4 v Liverpool 3

FA Cup Semi Final at Villa Park. Crystal Palace 4 v Liverpool 3. Alan Pardew celebrates after scoring for Palace. 8th April 1990

Background imageShock Collection: Naked little girl looking in the mirror

Naked little girl looking in the mirror
A little girl wearing nothing but her shoes and socks, and pink ribbons in her hair, looks in the mirror and says " Goodness, Is That Me!" She is holding an apple in her left hand

Background imageShock Collection: Bateman, The Man Who Bathed

Bateman, The Man Who Bathed
The Man Who Bathed from the Steps of the Royal Yacht Squadron

Background imageShock Collection: Irish sea serpent off Kilkee, Ireland

Irish sea serpent off Kilkee, Ireland
A large and frightening sea monster seen by several people off the coast of Kilkee, Ireland. 1871

Background imageShock Collection: Hoffmann / Shock / Head / Pete

Hoffmann / Shock / Head / Pete
SHOCK HEADED PETER..." Never once has comb d his hair"

Background imageShock Collection: The Visitors Who Told the Master Off by H. M. Bateman

The Visitors Who Told the Master Off by H. M. Bateman
Cartoon by the master of social satire, H. M. Bateman, showing a somewhat arrogant visitor to a hunt lecture the Master of Foxhounds much to the shock of other members. Date: 1936

Background imageShock Collection: Harry Langdon in Frank Capras The Strong Man (1926)

Harry Langdon in Frank Capras The Strong Man (1926)
Harry Langdon in The Strong Man (1926)

Background imageShock Collection: Indri

Indri
^BIndri^b (^IIndri indri^i). This is the largest of the lemurs, its body reaching 90 centimetres in length. It lives in the rainforests of north- eastern Madagascar, feeding on fruits

Background imageShock Collection: Tennis-playing brunette beauty prepares to smash

Tennis-playing brunette beauty prepares to smash
Striking! A tennis-playing brunette beauty prepares to hit a net-side smash shot. It looks like game, set and match for her handsome male companion. Date: early 1940s

Background imageShock Collection: LiquidLibrary

LiquidLibrary

Background imageShock Collection: The Passenger Who Dared to Feel Sea-Sick on the Queen Mary

The Passenger Who Dared to Feel Sea-Sick on the Queen Mary
Humorous illustration by H.M. Bateman showing a passenger, green at the gills with sea sickness being observed by his unsympathetic passengers on the Queen Mary ocean liner

Background imageShock Collection: New Banting Bed for Reducing the Figure

New Banting Bed for Reducing the Figure
The New Banting Bed for Reducing the Figure. Cartoon by William Heath Robinson

Background imageShock Collection: Illustration of a bible scene, Exodus 3, Moses and the Burning Bush, God reveals himself to Moses

Illustration of a bible scene, Exodus 3, Moses and the Burning Bush, God reveals himself to Moses and instructs him to lead the Israelites out of Israel

Background imageShock Collection: Foxhounds invading a Victorian house

Foxhounds invading a Victorian house
A member of the local fox hunt has followed the foxhounds into a smart house - thankfully, without his horse - where the behaviour of the hounds is causing considerable uproar

Background imageShock Collection: The Annunciation, 1894 (oil on canvas)

The Annunciation, 1894 (oil on canvas)
3501978 The Annunciation, 1894 (oil on canvas) by Shields, Frederic James (1833-1911); 85x54 cm; Manchester Art Gallery, UK; © Manchester Art Gallery

Background imageShock Collection: Madame X (Madame Pierre Gautreau), 1883-84, (oil on canvas)

Madame X (Madame Pierre Gautreau), 1883-84, (oil on canvas)
1127610 Madame X (Madame Pierre Gautreau), 1883-84, (oil on canvas) by Sargent, John Singer (1856-1925); 207x110 cm; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Background imageShock Collection: The Angler Who Caught Something by H. M. Bateman

The Angler Who Caught Something by H. M. Bateman
An amateur angler causes consternation among more serious fishing enthusiasts by catching a miniscule minnow. Cartoon in The Tatler by H. M. Bateman whose pictures poked fun at polite society

Background imageShock Collection: Roller-skating girl cutting a dash on the beachside boardwal

Roller-skating girl cutting a dash on the beachside boardwal
Frivolous - a roller-skating beauty cutting a dash on the beachside boardwalk Date: early 1940s

Background imageShock Collection: Breaking bad news

Breaking bad news
MODEL RELEASED. Breaking bad news. General practitioner breaking bad news to an elderly patient

Background imageShock Collection: Landlady discovers the lodger in the bath

Landlady discovers the lodger in the bath
The Lodger was in the bath. A landlady receives a nasty surprise as she comes across the lodger taking a bath

Background imageShock Collection: Tearful paper moon sees lover fall from sky

Tearful paper moon sees lover fall from sky
A tearful paper moon sees a womans lover fall from sky as the end of his crescent form breaks off

Background imageShock Collection: Books / Byron / Don Juan

Books / Byron / Don Juan
Alfonzo first examined well their fashion, and then flew out into another passion. (Canto 1 Stanza 181)

Background imageShock Collection: Two schoolboys in a wood

Two schoolboys in a wood
Illustration showing two schoolboys in a wood, finding a notice on a tree: Beware of the Wolves

Background imageShock Collection: Geese unhappy at the arrival of Michaelmas

Geese unhappy at the arrival of Michaelmas
A gaggle of geese are unhappy to read a notice that the season of Michaelmas has begun. Eating goose at Michaelmas was thought to bring good luck, but that did not apply to geese

Background imageShock Collection: Trombone shock absorber / W H Robinson

Trombone shock absorber / W H Robinson
The menace of the main stump of the trombone intruding into a private conversation or intimate part can be remedied by fitting this simple shock absorber

Background imageShock Collection: Womens Battalion Death

Womens Battalion Death
Recruits in the Womens Shock Battalion of Death pose for a propaganda picture while learning to use their guns

Background imageShock Collection: The application of an electric shock treatment to the shoulders of a patient

The application of an electric shock treatment to the shoulders of a patient
5311891 The application of an electric shock treatment to the shoulders of a patient; (add.info.: Engraving depicting the application of an electric shock treatment to the shoulders of a patient)

Background imageShock Collection: The application of an electric shock to a patient's leg

The application of an electric shock to a patient's leg
5311886 The application of an electric shock to a patient's leg; (add.info.: Engraving depicting the application of an electric shock to a patient's leg)

Background imageShock Collection: A battery of twenty cells used to give therapeutic shocks

A battery of twenty cells used to give therapeutic shocks
5311889 A battery of twenty cells used to give therapeutic shocks; (add.info.: Engraving depicting a battery of twenty cells used to give therapeutic shocks)

Background imageShock Collection: An engraving depicting Andreas Cuneus attempting to electrify water contained in a Leyden bottle

An engraving depicting Andreas Cuneus attempting to electrify water contained in a Leyden bottle (1746)
5311346 An engraving depicting Andreas Cuneus attempting to electrify water contained in a Leyden bottle (1746). Muschenbroek, Cuneus teacher

Background imageShock Collection: Illustration from the Grand Catechism for Families'. 1907. depicting Supper at Emmaus

Illustration from the Grand Catechism for Families'. 1907. depicting Supper at Emmaus
5306070 Illustration from the Grand Catechism for Families'. 1907. depicting Supper at Emmaus. the moment when the resurrected but incognito Jesus

Background imageShock Collection: Engraving depicting a man having a turn on the galvanic battery which would shock the person

Engraving depicting a man having a turn on the galvanic battery which would shock the person holding it, 19th century
5309440 Engraving depicting a man having a turn on the galvanic battery which would shock the person holding it, 19th century; (add.info)

Background imageShock Collection: The child hastened to the door, and disappeared as rapidly as she had come, c.1920 (colour litho)

The child hastened to the door, and disappeared as rapidly as she had come, c.1920 (colour litho)
1122846 The child hastened to the door, and disappeared as rapidly as she had come, c.1920 (colour litho) by Reynolds, Frank (1876-1953); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageShock Collection: Illustration from the Grand Catechism for Families'. 1907. depicting the resurrection of Christ

Illustration from the Grand Catechism for Families'. 1907. depicting the resurrection of Christ
5306073 Illustration from the Grand Catechism for Families'. 1907. depicting the resurrection of Christ; Universal History Archive/UIG

Background imageShock Collection: Illustration from the Grand Catechism for Families'. 1907. depicting the descent of the holy spirit

Illustration from the Grand Catechism for Families'. 1907. depicting the descent of the holy spirit
5306072 Illustration from the Grand Catechism for Families'. 1907. depicting the descent of the holy spirit; Universal History Archive/UIG

Background imageShock Collection: An engraving depicting Paul Bert determining the biting power of a crocodile - Shamone

An engraving depicting Paul Bert determining the biting power of a crocodile - Shamone
5311545 An engraving depicting Paul Bert determining the biting power of a crocodile - Shamone. The animals lower jaw was fixed and a rope tied the upper one to a dynamometer

Background imageShock Collection: A coil being used to give therapeutic shocks to a patient

A coil being used to give therapeutic shocks to a patient
5311890 A coil being used to give therapeutic shocks to a patient; (add.info.: Engraving depicting a coil being used to give therapeutic shocks to a patient in a saline bath)

Background imageShock Collection: A father finding his daughter dead, 1850

A father finding his daughter dead, 1850
3478338 A father finding his daughter dead, 1850; (add.info.: Illustration depicting a father finding his daughter dead. Dated 19th Century.); Universal History Archive/UIG

Background imageShock Collection: Cartoon on Russian secret police

Cartoon on Russian secret police
2603889 Cartoon on Russian secret police; (add.info.: Cartoon on the Russian secret police. From "L'Assiette au Beurre", Paris, 13 March 1909)

Background imageShock Collection: An Electric Shock: Small boy shown giving a native american child a shock with a static electric

An Electric Shock: Small boy shown giving a native american child a shock with a static electric machine
545088 An Electric Shock: Small boy shown giving a native american child a shock with a static electric machine. Bon Marche trade card, Paris

Background imageShock Collection: Post-Impressionist Expressions: Sketches of the 1910-11 Manet

Post-Impressionist Expressions: Sketches of the 1910-11 Manet and the Post-Impressionists Exhibition at the Grafton
ILN195636 Post-Impressionist Expressions: Sketches of the 1910-11 Manet and the Post-Impressionists Exhibition at the Grafton Galleries, 1910 (pen & ink and w/c on paper) (b/w photo) by Reynolds



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"From Moon Bombers to Electric Shocks: A Captivating Journey of Shocking Surprises. " In a jaw-dropping revelation, the Sunday Sport uncovers the mind-boggling discovery of a World War Two bomber found on the moon – an astonishing twist in history's tales. Harpo Marx's comedic brilliance shines through in Leo McCarey's Duck Soup (1933), leaving audiences in fits of laughter and shock at his hilarious antics. Fra Angelico's masterpiece, The Annunciation (c1438-1445), captivates with its divine beauty, evoking awe and wonder that transcends time. Witness bolts of electricity discharging in Nikola Tesla's lab - a mesmerizing spectacle that leaves us spellbound by the power and potential hidden within nature itself. Behold the innocence captured in a portrait of a young Little Owl (Athene noctua) - its wide-eyed gaze elicits both surprise and delight from all who encounter it. A naked little girl looking into her reflection reveals vulnerability and innocence, provoking introspection as we ponder our own self-perception through her innocent eyes. Mabel Poulton dazzles onscreen in Maurice Elvey's Palais de Danse (1928), leaving viewers shocked by her exceptional talent and undeniable charm. Legends come alive as an Irish sea serpent is spotted off Kilkee, Ireland - an enigmatic creature that sparks curiosity and astonishment among locals and visitors alike. Hoffmann shocks audiences with his electrifying performance, captivating their attention with every move he makes - headlining a show that will leave you breathless. Madame X (Madame Pierre Gautreau)'s allure radiates from John Singer Sargent's brushstrokes; this iconic painting continues to stun viewers with its timeless elegance even today.