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Farmer Grows Pumpkins with Human Faces (Jan, 1938)

I’m not sure what’s scarier. The pumpkin head or that woman’s eyebrows.

Farmer Grows Pumpkins with Human Faces

Pumpkins with human faces have been produced by John M. Czeski, Ohio farmer, after four years of experimenting. To grow the novel fruit, Czeski fashions an aluminum mold of the head he wants to reproduce, and places it around a growing pumpkin approximately the size of a small grapefruit. After the pumpkin has expanded enough to fill the inside contours, the mold is removed. The print of the features remains as the pumpkin continues to grow, and the final result is a lifelike full-size image in the ripened fruit.

SEEDS For the Wide World (Apr, 1946)

SEEDS For the Wide World

Tons of foods from thousands of American acres will help the starving world feed itself PEOPLE in many parts of the world will eat better vegetables because of vast quantities of top quality vegetable seed the United States has furnished Europe, India, China and the South Pacific as part of its war and rehabilitation efforts.

RENT-a-LAUGH (Feb, 1970)

They really want you to know that the guy in the first story is a hippy, don’t they?
What do you guys think about the watch ad on the third page? It seems like a scam to me. Helps if I actually read the article.


By Franklynn Peterson

Funny things happen on the way to renting cars, but Hertz doesn’t always laugh.

The hippy drove his rented car back to the agency garage late one Sunday and, like man, did he have a complaint. His fold-up bed was in the trunk and he couldn’t get the trunk unlocked. The renting agent had a gripe, too—he also wanted the trunk open. Sunday is not the best time to go looking for a trunk-lock specialist in New York City, especially half an hour before the garage locks up and the cars turn into pumpkins. And this was one hippy who didn’t dig the thought of parking his beard on the floor for a long winter’s nap.

Moon Farms to Banish Starvation (May, 1954)

Moon Farms to Banish Starvation

FIFTY years from now much of the world’s food may be grown high in the sky! Tomorrow’s farmers may raise their crops on artificial “moons” that have been launched into space and move in orbits around the earth. And the successful agriculturalist will probably be a combination chemist, biologist and engineer.

Fantastic as it may sound, this revolutionary type of farming is more than possible. Five years of intensive research in this country and 60 years of study by five other nations have explored its potentialities. This news comes from the very conservative Carnegie Institution of Washington which has released a 357 page report on the almost unbelievable new science of “algal culture.”