You know what happens when you let information like this out? Die Hard 3. That’s what happens. CELLAR FULL OF GOLD Only Fort Knox has more bullion than the vault under 33 Liberty Street. THE TALE of the yardbird who kept moving a pile of bricks back and forth endlessly is acted out with international […]
MIDGET German car seats four people back-to-back. It has front, rear door, does an estimated 50 mph, will sell for about $760.
That's exactly what Julium Kovack does with his amazing new formula. AFTER ten years of painstaking research Florida jewelry-maker Julium Kovack appears to have stumbled upon a method for preserving fish and game by means of three simple chemical injections that petrify the specimen.
FUN JEEP, above, intended for beach use, touring, camping; seats seven. Farina-built, it features gas-stretching 4-cylinder mill.
Eye Stoppers EYES ICE Cutter studies big $2,500,000 rock in New York shop of jeweler Harry Winston. HEAP’S CHEAP Florida man’s 85-hp homebuilt cost $200 for motor, parts. CREEPS DEEP In new suit Italian diver can go down to a record 820—foot depth. WEARS WARES; London vendor sells his plants from novel pick-a-back planter-carrier. TAPES […]
Clair Oberly and Les McDonough, two ex-fliers, parlayed their model boats into a million-dollar-a-year business. By Louis Hochman SEVEN years ago, Clair Oberly and Les McDonough were just another pair of ex-Army and Navy fliers earning their keep as pilot and navigator for the Flying Tiger Line, a commercial outfit operating between the United States and Tokyo.
MICRO-THIN plastic rain cape can be folded to fit in cigarette-size package, even when wet. Mighty handy for rainy gallivanters.
By Harry Kursh ONE Sunday last spring I decided that the outside of my house needed painting and figured the job would cost about $750.1 looked in my New York newspaper and saw a huge display advertisement hailing a new "paint" discovery. I immediately filled out the coupon asking a representative from the company to call for an estimate and in less than 48 hours a salesman pulled up to my front door in a slick new car. He was immaculately dressed and carried a bulging briefcase.
NEWEST GAME-”SMASH” SMASH! Into the sturdy, collapsible plywood backstop goes the tough little polyethylene ball. How it returns is anybody’s guess until you’ve learned how to play the angles against an opponent’s weaknesses. Big thing about this new paddle game is that it’s fun from the beginning, can develop great skill and condition in the […]
By Tony Karp THERE are many ways to tap a phone; most of them against the law. Our little gadget, however, is quite legal and can be used to great advantage at home or in the office. Basically, the unit consists of a pickup coil, an amplifier and a speaker. The pickup coil is placed under, or near, any transformer-type telephone without being in physical contact with it. As the electrical currents pass through the phone, part of the energy is induced into the pickup coil.
WORLD’S WACKIEST INVENTIONS “Nonsensical” describes this inventor’s nutty devices but they’ll guarantee a chuckle. RUSSELL Oakes’ knack for dreaming up wacky inventions can be charged to his desire to simplify the complexities of modern life. Though his nonsensical creations may be more involved than the problems they’re designed to solve, you’re guaranteed a chuckle using […]
HE HUNTS GHOSTS ONE of every 14 Britons claims to have seen or heard a ghost, according to Philip Paul, vice-chairman of the Ghost Club of London. Investigating specters, sleeping in haunted houses and reporting to the 150 members of the century-old Ghost Club are Paul’s hobbies. (Ghost Club members also dabble in hypnotism and […]
MI PIN-UP CAR – 1939 MORGAN THREE-WHEELER Owner: Dan Dreeben, San Antonio, Texas. Engine: 990 cc Matchless OHV, 40 bhp. Bore and stroke: 3-3/8. Wheelbase: 85 in. Weight: 896 lbs. Gas consumption 40 mpg. Top speed 85 mph.
JET-STYLED model liner designed by German Dieter Jansen is powered by six miniature diesel engines. Ship can be radar guided and is said to travel 60 mph on calm water.
THE confident-looking man above is Louis Dlugosz, manual laborer and sculptor of the remarkable busts shown on these pages. Dlugosz is considered one of the five truly creative artists in the world today by Monroe Wheeler, curator of the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. The sculptor specializes in a technique he calls "form assembly," a surprisingly lifelike style which emphasizes only the important features of the subject.
CURIOUS MATTER OF ATTRACTION Useful in industry and the home, magnets are also very good for picking up people. PICKING up pins with toy magnets is kid stuff to the Eriez Company of Erie, Pa. Designers of magnets for industry, Eriez at-tractors can pick up people—if they’re attached to something magnetized. Industrial magnets have other […]
This is awesome. Someone needs to put this in a video game along with a moped mortar. SCOOTER CANNON combines scooting with shooting. French gun is a short-barreled, 75mm re-coilless job. It carries six ammo shells in place of saddle bags.
Within ten years you may be commuting by plastic saucer, flying from your backyard. By Frank Tinsley IT IS a bright morning in 1965. At precisely eight a. m. Joe Lees emerges from the back door of his lakeside cottage, only 75 miles from his job in the city. In the graveled center of his backyard his jaunty new plastic saucer rests lightly on three tiny balloon tires. Greeting his neighbor who rides with him, Joe lifts a flush flap in the saucer's rounded nose. He turns a recessed locking handle and throws back the bubble-like windshield. Spring loaded, like the hoods of today's cars, the enclosure lifts easily. As it does, the interlinked nose cone swings down to form a handy step.