Introduced by Faberge in 1976. It was described as being "packaged with a startlingly new futuristic look." Which is to say that it was packaged as a giant phallus.
Naked people and trees: the book. Kickstarter here.
7 Clicks A Weird Universe News Service April 24, 2017 Can't Possibly Be True: Backpacking white college kids frolicking in poor Asian countries--and begging locals to crowdfund them.
The Sex Detector made its debut around 1920. It was a gadget, sold by "Sex-Detector Laboratories," that promised to be able to detect the gender of an egg — or any piece of biological matter whose sex one might want to find out (oysters, butterflies, caterpillars, beetles, worms).
News of the Weird Weirdnuz.M524, April 23, 2017 Copyright 2017 by Chuck Shepherd. All rights reserved.
Back in 1961, the fad of holding marathon telephone calls swept college campuses. The girls dormitory would call the boys dormitory, and then people would take it in turns to keep the phone call going for days, or weeks.
What hideous problem afflicts this man? Halitosis? B.O.? Blackheads? The answer is here. And after the jump.
Invented by Mrs. E. Isabella Gilbert in 1936 (although I think similar gadgets had been on the market before).
Wild Ones On Wheels (1962) - Feature (Crime... by filmgorillas
Our own Chuck Shepherd, longtime resident of Tampa, Florida, can salute his city's improbable flag as one of the ugliest banners in the history of banner-dom.
Chuck mentioned a few weeks ago that French performance artist Abraham Poincheval would soon be sitting on a dozen eggs until they hatch.
Continuing our survey of "Early Twentieth-Century Art That Might Have Irked A Soviet Premier, Based On His Explicit Disdain For Such Experimental Creations." "In the Beginning" by Lawrence Atkinson.
7 Clicks A Weird Universe News Service April 21, 2017 The Russell 2000 small-stock index does very well (since mid-2014 up, oh, around 18%), but not as well as one of the 2,000--the mysterious Chinese loan company called Wins Financial Holdings, which bafflingly gained 4,555 percent at one point before falling back.
Back in 1937, Rev. A. Earl Lee set a record for preaching the longest sermon ever, preaching continuously for 21 hours.
Original article here. How did the hedonistic death of one minor actress lead to Fu Manchu and the Yellow Menace?
The latest ridiculously overpriced merchandise making headlines is the Balenciaga large shopper bag, which sells for $2150.
Edward Towlen of Detroit invented the "knife-fork" around 1917, but he only got around to selling it as a product in 1945.
In 1949, LIFE told us about Frank Grandstaff, who composed a cantata while jailed, and earned a brief release to hear it performed.