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20 Photos That Show Our Grandparents Were More Badass Than We Will Ever Be

20 Photos That Show Our Grandparents Were More Badass Than We Will Ever Be

From these photos, it seems that our grandparents' generation had no fear. They fought the Nazis, traveled the world, and were always great looking.

When we were teenagers, our idea of what was cool was anything that we weren't allowed to do, which included smoking and driving. As an adult, being cool or 'badass' fell away from our priorities but these old photos of the older generation in their heyday will surely give us some goals. 

These photos of people's grandparents fighting the Nazis, petting lions, and sitting on the wings of flying aircrafts are redefining what it means to be cool. Of course, these would be the same people who would have told their children not to pull such stunts. But these pictures are bound to make us look at our grandparents with new eyes: They too were young and wild and free once.  

Here are some photos of their ultra-cool grandparents that people have shared:

1. My grandma smoking a cigarette on the farm. Wearing pants and doing whatever the hell she wanted in 1938

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2. My badass grandpa with a car he stole from Nazis during WWII 

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3. I recently lost my grandmother to cancer. This will always be one of my favorite photo of her

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4. My grandfather's badass swan dive, 1930

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5. This photo always puts a smile on my face. Our 86-year-old grandmother back in the day 

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6. Grandmother died last week, she was a naval nurse

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7. My grandparents in 1960, on a date. My favorite picture

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8. My grandfather defusing a bomb on Martin Luther King's porch. He was buried three years ago on MLK Day

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9. Ernest Hemingway and my grandma having a chat in Havana, Cuba in 1952

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10. My grandmother with Sultan, her favorite lion from her troop, in front of her plane she flew just after WW2, 1947

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11. My Grandmother (left) kissing Louis Armstrong, 1954/55

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12. One of the only photographs of my Grandmother. I only wish I had the pleasure of meeting her

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13. Just my grandfather as a 19-year-old DJ in Tripoli in 1948

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14. My grandparents traveling for National Geographic 

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15. My grandparents circa 1950s. They never had much money and would throw parties making fun of rich people

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16. Photo of my grandfather exiting his plane after getting shot down

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17. My grandmother on the wing of my dad's Cropduster plane. She did it a few times 

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18. My grandfather was into cosplay before it was "the thing to do" 

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19. My great grandfather gave Einstein violin lessons

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20. My very cool grandpa in the 1950s holding a fish, smoking a cigarette, with a book tucked into his pants and cigarette pack in his sleeve

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References:

https://life.shared.com/25-times-people-found-their-badass-grandparents-were-cooler-than-them

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