In 1953, when Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay reached the peak of Everest, they reported seeing large human-like tracks in the snow that many interpreted to have been left by the legendary yeti. Just in case it existed, in 1959, the US government issued official guidelines to anyone in Nepal who might want to hunt the mysterious beast.
Part of the charm of the Fallout series is its combination of post-apocalyptic hellishness and its 1940s-1950s Nuclear Age naive charm. And much of the look and feel of the Fallout games is based on places like Yucca Flat, which was part of the Nevada Test Range, where scientists blew the holy hell out of the desert to see what it would look like.
Way back before the internet, before guys could leer at photos of random women in the privacy of their own home, some guys were into just leering at random women out in public. There was even a magazine for this hobby called Girl Watcher, that offered voyeur photos and tips on how to be a creeper without being caught.