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Discover the unusual origin story behind Eadweard Muybridge's photography
Eadweard Muybridge (1830 - 1904) is well-known for his photographic studies of motion.
But would you believe that this iconic photograph all originated in a bet?
In 1872, railroad magnate Leland Stanford bet a friend that all of a horse's hooves leave the ground when it's running, and hired Muybridge to prove it. Muybridge set up 24 cameras that were set-off by the horse's movement over a series of trip wires.
And who won the bet?