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No more low flying!

This is what the airlines did for in-flight entertainment, back in the day. From the Los Angeles Times, Sep 8, 1935:

John Braund and His Cure for Cancer

Link to newspaper article of the era.

Is Space Travel Covered?

Russia sent 5 geckos, amongst other small creatures, to space in order to study the animals sex habits in zero gravity.

Double Throat

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...

“Infinite O’Clock” by Ken Nordine

More on the artist.

News of the Weird (August 31, 2014)

News of the Weird Weirdnuz.M386, August 31, 2014 Copyright 2014 by Chuck Shepherd. All rights reserved.

Follies of the Madmen #228

The cliche is: Swedes know everything about coffee--and sex. So that household should be a happy one, with busybody Mrs.

Potato Peeler

I'll give the makers of this video credit for trying really hard to make an industrial potato peeler seem exciting.

Kids These Days

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.

Beer Maypole

The pagan worship of giant beer bottles. Ad from 1907. [via the Rainier beer collection at]


Yes, this is the 60s as nearly as I recall them. If you like the trailer for Chappaqua, whole movie below.

Baseball caps as weapons

Baseball caps may not seem like dangerous weapons, but several caps are available for purchase that advertise their potential for combat.

Check the Neck!

Beware of the "neck-breathers" among us!

The Dog Exterminator

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.

Woman Swallowed by Escalator

Original article here.

Two Gordon Ramsays

A clipping from an old Australian newspaper (via Weird History — unfortunately no date provided for the clipping, but evidently from the early 20th Century).

Mipples (Male Nipples)

Who knew these useless appendages cause such concern. Continue at your own risk....


Heidelberg Beer Club

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".