32 historical photos that will make you laugh

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Laughter is a universal language. From animals acting like humans to famous people — Audrey Hepburn, the Three Stooges — in funny scenarios, these vintage pics are sure to bring a smile to your face.

Keep scrolling to see 32 historical photos that will make you laugh.Now that's a mouthful.

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Apparently spaghetti-swooshing contests — in which participants had to polish off a bowl of noodles by only using their faces, lips, and tongues — were a thing in the 1940s.

Here, the Minsky Carnival Showgirls compete in such a contest.

There's nothing like a close shave.

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Or 12, as the case may be.

Invented in the 19th century, the "mass shaving machine" can shave a dozen men simultaneously. Eric Sykes, an English comedian, demonstrated the device on an unaired pilot for a TV series about 1800s innovations.

It's hard to say what's funnier about this photo the outfits or the snow.

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In a publicity shot taken in the 1970s, two ladies in Skegness — a seaside town in Lincolnshire, England — wear vintage bathing costumes from 1914.

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