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Dec, 1951
Little Liberty
NOBODY ever launched the Andrew A. Nelson, but this Liberty ship is certainly doing its bit for the U. S. Merchant Marine. It's a cutaway scale model which is used by our Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, N. Y., to teach embryo officers the essentials of cargo handling.
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The Big Blow (Oct, 1951)
America heads for the storm cellar when the hurricane season arrives with its blustering monsters of wind and fury. By Harry Kursh WHEN Miami got one of its hurricane warnings last year, more than half a million people scurried home to batten down the hatches. There was a run on lumberyards—windows had to be boarded. Frantic housewives bought out stores selling batteries to keep radios going in the event electric power failed. Storekeepers went mad trying to keep up with the demand for flashlights, candles, powdered coffee, canned foods and dry ice.
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When Wildlife Fights Back...
. . . the rabbit can become as dangerous as a raging lion, even a bird can commit mayhem and old Mother Nature turns all her fury upon the hapless hunter molesting her wards. By Raymond R. Camp tod and Gun Editor, N. Y. Times THE big brave hunter who arms himself with his trusty gun and journeys forth in search of prey, large and small, all too frequently winds up on the losing end of the game. Every once in a while Mother Nature gets fed up with having her wildlife become the target for scatter shot and copper-jacketed bullets and does a little table-turning. The Happy Hunting Ground is chock-full of nimrods who, if asked, would attribute their sudden demise to such harmless little critters as squirrels.
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NEW for the ROAD
Motorcycle Car was built by automotive engineer Theron Huish of Los Angeles in one year's spare time. The body is a reinforced aircraft drop tank; engine is the motorcycle type with a fan for cooling. Top speed is about 60 mph.
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STRANGE in SCIENCE
Simian Lipstick is applied by Leon Walters, taxidermist of the Chicago Museum of Natural History, to a figure of Bushman, famous Chicago Zoo gorilla. In life the ape stood 6 feet, 2 inches tall and weighed 550 pounds. Age at death was 23. Battle Casualties are Spot, the pup and Tiger, the kitten who are comparing their simulated injuries. The ASPCA says that hysterical animals can be quite a problem should an attack come and holds courses in pet first aid and control in N. Y.
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Mail Yourself a Fortune
The mail-order business is a fabulous one. Pick a product or service the public wants and the world is your oyster. By Lester David YOU'VE heard about the salesman who was such a slick operator that he made a fortune selling refrigerators to Eskimos. Well, Hugh Clay Paulk made his pile peddling parachutes to old ladies. No, Paulk is not an ace confidence man, hasn't sold municipal structures to visit- ing firemen. And neither did nice old ladies go around parachuting from airplanes after he got through with them. He simply became a shrewd operator in a fantastic game —the mail-order business. He bought up 50,000 surplus service chutes little by little and advertised them for $13.95 each.
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TV's Magic Lantern
TV’s Magic Lantern TV’s latest miracle is the Scenescope, designed by Frank Caldwell, scene maker in Hollywood for 17 years. The problem of costly sets is a perennial one in the movie capital and Caldwell had been trying to solve it. When TV came along he saw that the problem was even more acute in […]
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Ketchup Pump-It
MR. D. F. Bachellor of Glendale, Calif, had an extremely active mind and when a major operation confined him to a hospital bed for a long period of convalescence, he kept right on thinking. One day a visitor mentioned how much better the world would be if someone would invent a device to get ketchup from a bottle without pounding and thumping. Bachellor weighed the problem.
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The NASCAR Story
Strictly stock car racing is the hottest sport around right now. And here's the lowdown on it. By Tom McCahill FROM a spark that a couple of years ago was not much bigger than the glimmer in a bridegroom's eye, the sport of racing unmodified or strictly factory-condition stock cars has blazed forth into a roaring prairie fire of popularity. Hot rods, midgets, jalopies, modified stocks, sports cars and even the big Indianapolis racers are getting a real run for their money from this newest racing craze. During a comparatively short season from April to November, the un-souped-up stock cars attract no fewer than 5,000,000 cash customers to tracks all over the country, making them the Number One crowd-grabbers in automobile racing today.
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NEW in SCIENCE
Real One-Armed Bandit was hand carved by Sundance Cravat of Reno to raise money for a Shrine fund. Like its less worthy brethren, this slot machine took in much more than it paid out. Pedestrian Glasses are equipped with a rear-view mirror for spotting lady and Sunday drivers. Inventor Emil Meyer showed them at Munich's Inventor Fair, insists they are no gag.
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CALIFORNIA'S BIG SQUIRT
This would be the coolest thing ever. CALIFORNIA’S BIG SQUIRT THE parched deserts of Southern California need water to transform their barren soil into fertile farmlands and tourist Meccas such as those existing elsewhere in the state. So far the problem has remained unsolved. But Sidney Cornell, a Los Angeles construction engineer, thinks he has […]
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