Archaeologists in Leeds, England discovered more than 600 beer bottles at the site of an old Victorian brewery. Stacked neatly beneath a cellar staircase, the beer inside these 19th-century bottles contains dangerous concentrations of lead.
When the clock struck midnight on January 1 it seemed like we were entering a decade of plenty. A second roaring twenties that mimicked its 20th century counterpart. Privileged Australians could have almost anything they wanted, when they wanted it. Same day grocery deliveries, expensive breakfasts ordered from their phones and chauffeured rides within minutes.
Only a few short months later and the coronavirus pandemic has made basic groceries so difficult to get that supermarkets imposed restrictions. Nearly 80 years ago, there was a similar system put in place that was led by the government. It was called rations. Here's what it looked like when they were imposed in World War II.