Being a bird charmer is not a normal profession but, if you live in Paris, there is a much greater chance that you could actually make a living charming mankind’s feathered friends. The Tuileries Gardens near the Louvre was the perfect place for Henri Pol to ply this trade.
The young sons of the Māori, the indigenous people of New Zealand, are still permitted to dive for pennies. This has been a regular “tourist event” for more than a century. What will it take to … oh, you fill-in the blank!