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Skim Over The Ice With... A SKATER'S SAIL
SKATE sailing might be described as the fastest pedestrian sport in the world except for jaywalking on the Hollywood Freeway. And until something comes along to top its 50 to 60-mile-per-hour maximum speeds, that claim will stand.
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MODEL MISSILES
MODEL MISSILES UNCLE SAM’S missile arsenal is contained in this plastic kit made by Monogram Models, Inc., of Chicago. The display boasts 31 molded plastic missile models, covering the full range of current U.S. armament. The 3/32-in. scale models are all clearly labeled and you get a 32-page Know Your Missiles booklet with $2.98 kit.
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Now...choose your vocational training!
new "choose-it-yourself" training system guarantees CHOICE, not chance. Now you can pick the vocational training you like! Under the Army's new "choose-it-yourself" Vocational Training System, you choose your vocational training ... and it's guaranteed before you enlist. Here's your opportunity to get valuable training and practical experience in the kind of work you enjoy!
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TABLE-TOP ORGAN
TABLE-TOP ORGAN JUNIOR can play maestro at the organ—a little reed pipe job about two ft. long that operates via electricity and boasts 27 black and white keys which play sharps and flats, and over two full chromatic octaves with true, full-bodied organ tone. The $20 table-top instrument is made by Emenee Industries, Inc., New […]
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UNVEILING THE X-15
Model: North American X-15, a manned, hypersonic research aircraft. Length: 50 it. Height: 13 ft. Wing area: 200 sq. ft. in a 25° sweep-back. Weight at launching: 31,275 lbs. Cargo: Pilot plus 1,300 lbs. of instruments. Fabrication: Inconel-X, titanium and stainless steel to withstand temperatures in excess of 1,000°F.
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THREE-WHEEL SURREY
This reminds me of the segment Top Gear where they profile the Reliant Robin. If you’ve never seen it I suggest you go watch it now. It is hilarious. THREE-WHEEL SURREY LAMBRETTA Surrey with a Ghia-made body is the latest vehicle from the Italian scooter maker. The three-wheel vehicle seats two passengers comfortably on a […]
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Meet Rube Goldberg
His name is the common term for the goofy gizmo but this world-famous artist-inventor is a rube in name only. By Wilson Curry ONE of the world's most famous inventors has just completed his 2,001st gadget. In honor of the occasion he offers his latest creation free to his fellow Americans. Anyone who wants to mass-produce it may do so, royalty-free. It's a method for getting a dull comedian offstage. Here's how it works: 1. A barber shop quartet sings a sad song. 2. It's so sad a little man standing nearby cries big tears into a flower pot.
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Portland's Zoo Railway
Looks like this train, plus two others are still going strong at the Portland Zoo. Portland’s Zoo Railway HAPPY tots and smiling adults ride around the new $3,859,000 Portland, Ore., zoo on America’s latest railway—the Portland Zoo Railroad Co. The rocket-styled, Diesel-powered Zooliner hauls three gleaming Skydome coaches and a luxurious club car which tote […]
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TALKING BY NUMBERS
3283 1621 1 2047 1705 467 1800. The above sentence in Logography, a new international language devised by Dr. Hans Binem of Denmark (photo above), means "This is a new language called Logography." The beauty of Logography is its simplicity. The first sentence of numbers in this article means the same thing in English as it does in French, German, Spanish and Scandinavian languages— and can easily be extended to include Chinese or any other language. Dr. Binem's slogan, "Nothing to learn, nothing to remember" just about sums it up. Note the illustration at the top of this page. It is a section of a page from the inventor's American-English list of words using the Logography system.
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WHAT IS YOUR ATOMIC IQ?
By J. Robert Connor GREEK philosophers some 2,000 years ago are believed to be the first people to theorize that there were tiny and invisible particles in all matter. They named these particles atoms. To give you an idea of the smallness of these particles, it is said that if all the people of the world were as tiny as atoms, we would all be able to stand on the head of a pin! Since the atom seems to offer us a bright future, barring war, we should know something about it. This quiz is designed to test your atomic acumen. How do you rate?
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SLIDE-RULE WATCH
SLIDE-RULE WATCH NEWEST gadget in do-every-thing watches is the Chronomat, a combination wrist watch, stop watch, timer and circular slide rule. With Swiss-made precision, the Chronomat gives you the time of day, let’s you time anything from an auto race to film souping, and provides a calculator that adds, multiplies, subtracts, figures percentages, ratios and […]
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IT'S NEW!
TRI-OPTIC LENSES for the near-blind give high magnification for near and far vision, normal peripheral vision for localization of objects. PORTABLE TV set by GE. battery-powered and transistorized. has full selectivity. Cost of transistors keeps it off market for the present.
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ONE-WHEEL TRUCK
TRAILMOBILE, Inc., the nation's second largest trailer builders, recently found plans of what may have been the granddaddy of all trailer-tractors—the "motor wheel" shown in the accompanying pictures. Manufactured more than 60 years ago by an outfit bravely styled the International Motor Wheel Co., it was invented by one J.W. Walters.
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HEART DIAGNOSIS BY PHONE
HEART DIAGNOSIS BY PHONE YOUR heart may soon be diagnosed for ailments by telephone. A new five-lb. transistorized unit which transmits heart sounds and electrocardiograph signals via telephone has been developed by the University of Kansas Medical Center. The device is designed to solve many of the problems of phone consultations between heart specialists. The […]
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INVENTIONS WANTED!
NO KNEES-FREEZE with this plug-in car blanket that works on car juice or drive-in outlet. For winter sports car drivers and their victims. Bill Hickey, Stillwater, N.Y. KNOW MORE ABOUT MPG with this clever fuel gauge that tells you how much gas you have in gallons instead of the usual full-empty gauge. Earl J. Heckel. Galesburg, Ill.
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It's what's up front that counts!
Nope, no subtext here at all. It’s what’s up front that counts! A PURE WHITE FILTER IS ONLY THE BEGINNING OF A WINSTON The big difference is FILTER-BLEND clear, rich tobaccos specially processed for filter smoking! There’s nothing wishy-washy about Winston. For up front of its modern, pure white filter is FILTER-BLEND. That’s what gives […]
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HE MAKES DOUGH FROM DOUGH
By Roger Fuller PLAY-DOH is that mildly-scented modeling stuff your kid works into demented shapes, then shouts "Daddy! Look!" It comes in colors and your little Leonardo can blend the putty-like dough to his heart's content. The guy who makes the stuff has kids, too, and they can play with platinum yo-yos now, if Daddy wants them to. Play-Doh was originally a wallpaper cleaner young Joe McVicker inherited, with built-in headaches.
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IT'S NEW!
ENGLISHMAN'S DOME is a glass castle; architect Hugh Pope and wife relax under glass. Modest Crystal Palace went up in two weeks for cost of $1,400. CITROEN station wagon, one of the French firm's new line of utility autos, holds lots of cargo for a smallish vehicle. The rear seats face inwards, fold into floor very cleverly. Below: true French chic.
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MEET THE BESASIE X-2
ZERO to 60 mph in 6.5 seconds is fast enough to scorch the wrinkles on an asbestos-lined bald dome but that's what the Besasie X-2 can do, claims its designer-builder, Raymond Besasie. The Milwaukee, Wis., inventor spent an estimated 5,200 hours and close to $20,000 building his dream car which features running lights on its sides. The center wheel-steered auto has no doors. You hop in and out via recessed step plates on either side of what would be doors on a conventional car.
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NEW RENAULT FLORIDE
The only car that keeps your teeth white! (and yes I know that’s not how it’s spelled) NEW RENAULT FLORIDE ONE of the stars of the recent Paris auto show was the Renault Floride, a new model from the makers of the famous Dauphine. With racy, Ghia-styled lines, the Floride will be available in convertible, […]
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Threat To America... THE RED FLEET!
By Arthur Kranish While we raise massive defenses against the Red air menace, the Russians are building an atomic navy designed and trained for global domination. HUGE atomic submarines for round-the-world espionage or attack missions. . . Fantastic new missiles ready to flatten almost any city in the U.S. from under-sea hiding. . . . Hundreds of new, missile-carrying cruisers and destroyers. . . This is the new Russian Navy, a fleet that may soon be powerful enough to isolate and destroy this nation in a single sneak attack.
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