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Archive for the ‘True Stories’ Category

1930s Socialist Propaganda for a 4 Hour Work Day

Wednesday, 9 May 2018

Work less, get paid the same wages. Sounds like part time to me. That’s a way for a government administration to doctor the numbers to show unemployment decreasing while reducing the gross income of the work force. I’ll pass.

[Found here.]

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4 May1970 – Remember Kent State

Friday, 4 May 2018

Remember who organized it.

Remember the purpose of the organizers.

Remember who got killed because of it.

Remember that it was exactly what the organizers wanted.

REMEMBER.

 

 

 

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Fareed Flintstone

Thursday, 26 April 2018

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) are arguably the most westernized of the muslim nations, however… https://www.worldnomads.com/travel-safety/middle-east/united-arab-emirates/what-you-can-or-cant-do-in-the-united-arab-emirates

Betty and Wilma were allowed to drive, but why did the Flintstonemobile have a steering wheel? BTW, Fred Flintstone ordered the BrontoRibs at a drive-in restaurant, apparently ate them there. He never brought them home, therefore the photo above is historically inaccurate. 😀

[Found here.]

Auto Wash Bowl

Monday, 23 April 2018

“The Auto Wash Bowl was built in Chicago in 1924 by The Newway Auto Cleaning & Service Corp., allowing drivers to run around in circles to clean off the undercarriage. After that, they drove into a stall where they’d get a proper wash by an attendant.”

[Image & caption found here via here.]

Proactive Retributional Hot Links

Sunday, 22 April 2018

18 April 2018 was the 75th Anniversary of The Doolittle Raid of 1942, the daring attack on mainland Japan after their surprise attack on Pearl Harbor. A 1983 interview with (then 87 year-old) General “Jimmy” Doolittle can be found here.

Why some doorknobs are knurled.

Zen moment: Just saw a bee with one wing. Every time it tried to fly it ended up on its back, rolled over, crawled for a bit and tried to fly again with the same result. It never gave up, but it made the same mistake over and over. There’s more than two morals in that story.

Have You Ever Really Seen The Moon?” is a collection of peoples’ reactions to looking through a telescope [via].

A beheaded majestic white swan didn’t bleed, wasn’t killed.

This is clever. Mechanical servos go digital.

Gumball Wars [via].

Ever work on a carpentry project, mis-measure the cut and end up with a short board? The BS100o Board Stretcher is the solution. “Measure once, cut twice.”

The Institute for Centrifugal Research (ICR) is worth the visit. If you’ve seen it before, it’s worth a revisit.

 

Condoned by Congress, The USS Comfort Carried Captured Camels

Monday, 16 April 2018

In 1855, Congress approved a plan developed by Secretary of War Jefferson Davis to import camels as pack animals for the U.S. Army operating in the American Southwest.

The camels were also considered for use as a long-range mounted force that could drive “hostile Indians out of the country.” The storeship USS Supply was refitted with special hatches, stables, hoists and a “camel car” for the sole purpose of loading and transporting dromedaries.

Once the first herd of camels was obtained in North Africa, Supply [w]as further modified to compensate for the towering humps of the camels by cutting away part of the main deck. The camels were delivered to Texas where their potential was recognized but the plan was never fully implemented due to the advent of the Civil War.

So instead of wasting them, the U.S. Army sold the camels to zoos. TRUE

[Image and story found here. More about the Camel Corps here.]

Fallen Astronaut Memorial

Monday, 2 April 2018

Fallen Astronaut is an aluminum sculpture of an astronaut in a spacesuit which commemorates astronauts who died in the advancement of space exploration. It is currently at Hadley Rille on the Moon, having been placed there by the crew of Apollo 15.


It’s the only art installation on the moon. Fourteen names are listed on the memorial plaque, but three are missing. The deaths of two cosmonauts were unknown to the western world, and one astronaut was accidentally overlooked.

[Found here.]

Water Carrier ca. 1910

Tuesday, 20 March 2018

 

A water-carrier in Samarkand (present-day Uzbekistan), ca. 1910.

[Found here.]

Chewing Rubber Paint

Monday, 5 March 2018

The Rubber Paint Company of Cleveland, Ohio created the Zeno Manufacturing Company in 1890. W.N. Brewer, an employee at the Rubber Paint Company, had the idea to start making chewing gum with rubber as one of the ingredients as a sideline of the company. He created the Zeno company.

[Image and caption found here. The history of chewing gum here.]

It was a bit breezy, and yes, there was a shark attack and a giant bottle opener.

Tuesday, 20 February 2018

johan5030 · 5 Aug 2014
Its in the city of Kristinehamn in Sweden.
I live here and was here when it happend. Never experienced such wind.

Sounds like one of the Nordic Storms of 2013 when the region was pounded by hurricane-force winds. [Image and comment found here.]


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