This is what the airlines did for in-flight entertainment, back in the day. From the Los Angeles Times, Sep 8, 1935:
Link to newspaper article of the era.
Russia sent 5 geckos, amongst other small creatures, to space in order to study the animals sex habits in zero gravity.
The Ventriloquist Journal explains that this ad used to run in the back of comic books. What you got, if you sent away for it, was "a capsule-sized metal whistle thing you were supposed to put in your mouth...
More on the artist.
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The cliche is: Swedes know everything about coffee--and sex. So that household should be a happy one, with busybody Mrs.
I'll give the makers of this video credit for trying really hard to make an industrial potato peeler seem exciting.
A ten year old boy who was upset by all the noise being made by a man working on the side of the apartment building decided to do something about it.
off and on since Alex's weaponized heavy hat post yesterday I've been thinking about this song. I first heard this when I was 14.
The pagan worship of giant beer bottles. Ad from 1907. [via the Rainier beer collection at flickriver.com]
Yes, this is the 60s as nearly as I recall them. If you like the trailer for Chappaqua, whole movie below.
Baseball caps may not seem like dangerous weapons, but several caps are available for purchase that advertise their potential for combat.
Beware of the "neck-breathers" among us!
An advertisement in The Wheel and Cycling Trade Review, August 1893. This seems to be similar to the pepper spray that mailmen carry nowadays, but with a more colorful name.
Original article here.
A clipping from an old Australian newspaper (via Weird History — unfortunately no date provided for the clipping, but evidently from the early 20th Century).
Who knew these useless appendages cause such concern. Continue at your own risk....
I came across this in the Washington Post (Mar 27, 1892). I like the idea that the ability to drink a gallon of beer in one sitting makes you "beer honorable".