Izismile.com - in fun we trust! Slovenian ancestors lived in similar houses, built with a 5,000-year-old technology. Many images only become iconic shots years later, once we understand their importance and historical context. From historical landmarks and famous people to the basic daily routines of the past, these old photos portray the history in a way that we can empathize with and understand more intimately. Top 10 Lists that are hilarious, creepy, unexpected, and addictive. Three fact-filled top ten lists daily. Check us out now! Strange & Unusual Taxes Throughout History. Throughout history there have been many strange, unusual, and weird taxes (read about the history of taxes).Many of them were implemented to raise additional revenue, while the purpose of others was to promote social change.