A three second exposure meant that subjects had to stand very still to avoid being blurred, holding a smile for that period was tricky. As a result, we have a tendency to see our Victorian ancestors as even more formal and stern than they might have been.
Dear feminine product companies:
You need to start using buckets of fake blood to get my interest in your product.
No more blue liquid, flowers, smiling girls. I want thunderstorms and angry faces and
screams of terror.
I want real.
On November 1957, a stray dog from Moscow named Laika became the first dog to ever be sent to space. She was sent on a one-way trip. She died from overheating after a few short hours. A monument now stands near the military research facility that prepared her flight.