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December, 2012 Monthly archive
Ecstasy. At a price that won’t cause too much agony. (Feb, 1972)

Ecstasy. At a price that won’t cause too much agony.

Before the ecstasy of listening to your new stereo equipment comes, alas, the agony of shopping for it —the frustration of wanting this feature, and that spec, and finding that your budget won’t quite cover it.

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Amazing Facts about Today’s Triumphs of Surgery (Dec, 1932)

Amazing Facts about Today’s Triumphs of Surgery

The first of a series of Articles describing the wonders worked in modern hospitals

By Frederic Damrau, M.D.

ONE of the most dramatic stories of the Twentieth Century remains virtually untold. This is the story of modern surgery.

Tradition and ethics of the medical profession prevent the surgeon from reporting to the press his own accomplishments. A wall of silence surrounds his work. Even well-informed persons know little of the miracles of life-saving which these white-robed figures perform behind the closed doors of the operating room.

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$513 Clear Profit in 51 Days from an Investment of $150 (Feb, 1909)

$513 Clear Profit in 51 Days from an Investment of $150

In the result from the operation of one American Box Ball Alley in Sullivan, Ind. Why not go into this business yourself? It is the most practical and popular bowling game in existence. It will make big money in any town.

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I never worry about dirty hair between shampoos. (Mar, 1975)

I never worry about dirty hair between shampoos.

Between shampoos my hair starts feeling dirty and stringy and I get very depressed. I feel ugly. So I handle the problem this simple way. It’s quick. It’s easy. It doesn’t get my hair all wet Now I never worry about my hair not looking clean and shiny.

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GRENADE FIRED FROM A RIFLE (Feb, 1909)

GRENADE FIRED FROM A RIFLE

By WILLIAM T. WALSH

PEKIN was fortified; the Boxers held the gates. Outside the walls of the city the allied legions clamored for admission, knowing that, within, the members of the foreign legations, fortified, in their turn, against the Chinese, were awaiting with breathless anxiety the arrival of the friendly armies.

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Kitchen Catch-All / Swiss Radar Rocket (Feb, 1952)

Kitchen Catch-All / Swiss Radar Rocket

MODERN apartments which seem to shrink in size constantly have created a demand for more compact furniture. One of the results of this demand is a cabinet (right) to hold kitchen utensils and accessories, shown at the Modern Living Exposition held in Chicago. Bonnie Schuham smiles her approval of the unit.

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THIS THING CALLED LIGHTNING (Jun, 1938)

THIS THING CALLED LIGHTNING

Storm phenomena that have puzzled scientists for generations solved by laboratory methods and experiments with man-made lightning.

WHY are some flashes of lightning not accompanied by thunder? Why, when lightning reaches the ground, does it sometimes emerge and cause more damage?

These are some of the questions about the most puzzling of natural phenomena that have yielded to exhaustive experiments and study in the open and in the laboratory.

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Underground Nests for War Airplanes (Feb, 1936)

Underground Nests for War Airplanes

THE next war, all agree, will be a war in the air; and the advantage will be with the force striking the first blow. Obviously, the attack will be made on the fixed air bases of the other army, since that will inflict most damage from a military point of view.

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AUTOMATIC VIOLIN PLAYER (Feb, 1909)

AUTOMATIC VIOLIN PLAYER

By EMMETT CAMPBELL HALL

AN automatically operated violin, playing music with all the skill of the most trained human hand, is now an accomplished fact, although musicians and even scientists have declared that such a thing would never be achieved.

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Inventions New and Interesting (Nov, 1928)

Inventions New and Interesting

LAWN RAKE
This new fan-shaped rake has prongs of tempered, flexible steel that are rigid enough for raking and springy enough for sweeping. Grass is not torn up from the lawn and leaves do not clog the steel prongs.—Master Mfg. Co., 138 Davis Ave., Dayton, Ohio.

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