21 Awkward Vintage News Stories

Here’s a look at some of the gems that ran in the “Miscellany” column in issues of TIME from the 1920s and 1930s. Shining a spotlight on everyday people who do stupid stuff is, it turns out, an enduring news-media tradition.

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