Inventor Hides Secret of “Death Ray” (Feb, 1940)
Whew! It’s a good thing he took this secret to his grave, otherwise he could have given it to the terrorists and none of our rabbits would be safe!
Inventor Hides Secret of “Death Ray”
Pigeons on the wing instantly killed by death rays from a machine four miles awayâ€”that is the feat reputedly accomplished by a deadly apparatus developed by Dr. Antonio Longoria, of Cleveland, Ohio, who recently announced that he had deliberately destroyed the lethal machine for the good of humanity. The Cleveland inventor declared that he had stumbled on the deadly rays while experimenting in the treatment of cancer with high-frequency radiations. The action of the fatal rays, he declared, is painless and they work by changing the blood into a useless substance, much as light transforms silver salts in photographic processes. Before a group of scientists, it is reported, he once demonstrated that the radiations would kill rats, mice, and rabbits, even when the animals were incased in a thick-walled metal chamber. The rays, Dr. Longoria believes, could kill human beings just as easily.
Do Cycles Rule Your Life? (Mar, 1952)
There are a lot of jokes to be made here about the cycles he left out, but I think I’ll leave those to the comments.
Do Cycles Rule Your Life?
If science manages to chart the rhythms of the universe, the world may be able to predict its own wars, depressions and epidemics.
By Lester David
THE stock market will hit the crest of a rising wave in the mid-1950s.
There will be extra good salmon fishing in eastern Canada in 1953.
Diphtheria and influenza will strike hard in the U. S. in 1953.
These predictions, and many others, are based on an amazing yet little known scienceâ€”cycle research. A group of some 3,000 scientists, delving deep into history, is charting the occurrence of wars, business activities, disease, weather, earthquakes, floods, volcanic eruptionsâ€”even your own emotions.
Squirrel Cage for Jeeps (Feb, 1949)
How exactly does one turn with this thing?
Squirrel Cage for jeeps is this new device for travel over swamps, bogs, soft beaches and heavy underbrush. It’s a continuous road matting on rollers which runs around the body and under the wheels. The Marine Corps is testing it at the Quantico, Virginia, base.
SHELVES MOVE IN NEW STORE (Oct, 1933)
While this works well for sushi, I’m not so sure about groceries.
SHELVES MOVE IN NEW STORE
Comfortably seated in a self-service grocery store just opened in Los Angeles, Calif., a housewife selects her purchases from moving shelves of price-tagged merchandise that pass before her. The endless, motor-driven chain of shelves, makes a complete circuit in eight minutesâ€” leisurely enough for the customer to make her choices and lift the articles from their shelves. When her basket is full, she pays the cashier.
PRISMS AID BED READER (Jun, 1936)
This seems like it would just be really awkward and end up giving you a headache.
Actually, if you read the reviews on Amazon of people who actually used these glasses most seem pretty happy with them.
PRISMS AID BED READER
To make reading in bed easier, a British inventor has devised “lying-down” spectacles. Prisms mounted in eyeglass frames bend the light rays at right angles so that the wearer can lie flat and read a book held upright on his chest.