From The Archives: Chastity Cup

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From The Archives: Chastity Cup
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From Catholic France, circa 1880, a copper device to prevent self-pleasuring -- complete with air holes (pee holes?) for optimum comfort.

Was up for auction on eBay in 2008 for £750, or the equivalent of $1,170 today.

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From The Olympic Archives

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Olga Korbut's "Korbut Flip" at the Munich Olympics -- captured here in slo-mo and set to Linkin Park -- is now illegal in the gymnastics world because it involves standing on the high bar.

But in 1972, it was awe-inspiring.

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From The Archives

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The date: February 17, 1996.

The setting: SNL.

The history-making photo: Tom Arnold and 2Pac shake hands… as a youngish Will Ferrell looks on.

(Don't miss the rest of the best pics from 1996, and also 1990, 1992, 1993, 1995, and 1998.)

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From The Archives of the Day

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Unless you never missed an episode of The Joy Of Painting with Bob Ross, odds are you didn't know he had an equally-talented son. Steve Ross appeared on the long-running PBS show from time to time, painting the familiar landscapes that made his father so famous. YouTuber carrotwhip recaps one appearance, which is a glorious mixture of epic mullets, porn 'staches and double entendres.

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From the Archives

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From 1970s-era McDonald's, unabashed pandering to the black community -- no tipping!

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From the Archives

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Perhaps the earliest cat vid ever, "The Sick Kitten" stars a miserable feline and its two underage vets. No word on whether kitty survived.

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From the Archives

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Notorious B.I.G. and Jay-Z teamed up for a rendition of Biggie's hit "Get Money" at a 1996 birthday party, and the ancient footage surfaced this week. Just two legends of the game, doing their thing...

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