A few years ago I posted a much longer article about this amazing house. Among its rather unique features is an underwater tunnel connecting the outdoor pool to the one inside. This was designed to double as a method of decontamination in case of a nuclear war, but seems more like a gimmick. If anyone [...]
It’s telemedicine! Well, sort of. DOCTOR BY RADIO DR. GUIDO GUIDA, 60, founder and unpaid head of Rome’s International Radio Medical Center has treated patients via radio from his own home for 17 years. Career began when childhood friend died at sea. Italian government recently assigned six Naval operators to aid him.
Robot Twirler – ‘Iron Man’ Pitcher “OVERHAND JOE,” batting practice hurler for the Pittsburgh Pirates and other clubs, is shorter than Bobby Shantz, three times as heavy as Bobo New-som and can pitch a ball faster than the Yankees’ Allie Reynolds. He pitches every nine seconds—has a 90-day warranty.
Helicopter fire engines to fight flames from the air and rescue victims trapped on upper floors. By Frank Tinsley REMEMBER the time back in July 1945 when a fog-befuddled Army bomber crashed into the tower of New York's Empire State Building? The plane smashed through the outer wall and disintegrated, dumping a ton of high-test gasoline from its upturned tanks. This torrent sloshed through the wrecked offices and ignited with a roar.
Animal Lending Library KIDS today get all the breaks. Now they’ve even got a lending library in Sacramento, Calif., where Junior can borrow almost anything from a snake to a skunk (deodorized, natch) for a temporary playmate. At this novel pet-dispenser, instead of taking home a book of stories about Reddy the Fox or Hoppy [...]
By Alfred Lief IN 1875 a workman in the Procter & Gamble plant in Cincinnati went to lunch and forgot to turn off the soap-mixing device. Paddles kept beating the mixture until it was foamy and when the foreman discovered it he blew his top. The batch was ruined, he insisted. Harley T. Procter, son of one of the founders, didn't think so. He made it into bar soap, put a groove across the middle of each so it could be broken in two and the bars sold like hot cakes. But the new soap needed a name.
Many gadgets didn't succeed at first. Some initial attempts were amusing and others nearly ended in disaster. By Douglas Greene IF the invention you have struggled with for so long has kicked you, literally or figuratively, in the face, take heart. You are not alone. Be thankful, at least, that it wasnt your 280-pound tank that ran amok in the living room, nor was it your burglar alarm that worked so faithfully it trapped its own inventor.
LEG FALSIES LEG falsies for gals with unshapely gams are now being made by Mrs. Dorothy Funk of Burbank, Calif. (Blushing, girls?) Moulded from customer’s legs they are concealed by special rubber and nylon stockings. Can you spot falsies at top? (Model at left.) Oh, pity the poor males!
How to adapt any 8 or 16mm movie camera and projector to take and show stereo movies. By William G. Esmond IF you own an 8 or 16mm movie camera and projector, you can make your own amazingly lifelike three dimensional movies in full color or black and white at a cost of less than $6 for equipment. The principle of stereoscopic vision is simple. Each eye sees a slightly different aspect of any view. The right eye sees slightly more of the right side of solid objects in the foreground, and the left eye sees slightly more of the left side. In addition, when the eyes are gazing at an object in the foreground, the objects seen by the right eye in the background are displaced to the right, and the objects seen by the left eye in the background are displaced to the left.