What We Loved This Week, May 15 – 21

Published May 20, 2016
Updated May 19, 2016

Hilarious vintage men’s underwear ads, Florida swamp racing, satellite photos that are modern art masterpieces, the forgotten beauty of Patagonia, haunting Cambodian genocide portraits.

Vintage Underwear

Vintage Everyday

Vintage Men’s Underwear Ads That Would Never Be Made Today

Mens Underwear Ad

Vintage Everyday

Some are silly, some are funny (whether intentionally or not), and some make very little sense at all. Yet all of these vintage men’s underwear ads share a charmingly stilted, antiquated sensibility that makes them a fascinating relic of an era long gone by.

See more at Vintage Everyday.

Vintage Mens Underwear Ad

Vintage Everyday

Go Inside The Muddy World Of Florida Swamp Buggy Racing

Buggy Race Swamp

Bonnie Walsh began her racing career in 1976 when the Mile O’ Mud was located off of Radio Road and competed in unofficial “powder puff” races for female drivers. In 2005, Bonnie became the first woman swamp buggy driver to claim the Budweiser Cup Championship. Malcolm Lightner

At Florida’s swamp buggy races, drivers reach 75mph in their mutilated jeeps and monster soap box cars sprinting across a mile-long ring of mud. Photographer, Malcolm Lightner grew up down the street from the original “Mile O’Mud” swamp buggy track, a DAYTONA-inspired race course in the everglades. For nearly a decade, Lightner has been documenting the beauty contests, the crowds, Confederate Flags, fried food, and of course the main event.

“The races demonstrated to me the All-American desire to compete to win—as well as the power of family and community,” Lightner said.

See more at The Atlantic

Lumpy Swamp

Swamp buggy race fans pile into “Lumpy,” a custom built platform on the back of a truck at the Florida Sports Park. Malcolm Lightner

Jump Swamp

The Big Feature Winner Tyler Johns, the driver of “Patriot,” leaps into the “Sippy Hole” with Swamp Buggy Queen Christa Jo Roberts. Malcolm Lightner

Photo Of Earth From Space Or A Modern Art Masterpiece?

Richat Structure Mauritania Swirl

Pictured left: Richat Structure–a circular landmark in the Sahara desert–in Oudane, Mauritania, on October 7, 2000; pictured right: Georgia O’Keeffe, Abstraction White Rose, 1927. U.S./Japan ASTER Science Team / Georgia O’Keeffe, Abstraction White Rose, 1927

NASA’s Terra satellite has been capturing stunning images of Earth from nearly 450 miles above the planet’s surface for over a decade now. It’s actually kind of surprising that more of us haven’t noticed the gorgeous similarities between those satellite images and some of the masterpieces of modern art.

Check out more at Smithsonian.

Cancun Mexico Red

Pictured left: Cancun, Mexico on May 14, 2014; pictured right: Helen Frankenthaler, Canyon, 1965. U.S./Japan ASTER Science Team / Helen Frankenthaler, Canyon, 1965

Wadi Al Dawasir Saudi Arabia Flowers

Pictured left: The Wadi Al Dawasir region of Saudi Arabia in the Arabian Desert on March 30, 2013; pictured right: Claude Monet, Poppies, 1873. U.S./Japan ASTER Science Team / Claude Monet, Poppies, 1873

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John Kuroski is the editorial director of All That's Interesting. He graduated from New York University with a degree in history, earning a place in the Phi Alpha Theta honor society for history students. An editor at All That's Interesting since 2015, his areas of interest include modern history and true crime.