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Shirt Is Chart For Teaching First Aid
Designed to help in teaching the principles of first aid, a novel anatomical shirt presents a graphic picture of the location of bones, arteries, and internal organs in the human arms and torso. Details of internal parts are printed in black outline and contrasting colors on front and back of the fitted sweat shirt.
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Motor-Driven Car Carries Machine-Gun Crew in Action
Motor-Driven Car Carries Machine-Gun Crew in Action Low-slung and fitted with four diminutive wheels, a novel vehicle undergoing tests by U. S. Army officials is designed to serve as a mobile machine-gun carrier to enable gunners to fire continuously during an advance or retreat. Manned by two soldiers, the curious machine is powered by a […]
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Pistol Projects Pictures
Pistol Projects Pictures Pictures are “shot” onto a viewing screen by a novel flash-light gun recently introduced as a toy for children. As shown at the left, pulling the trigger operates a pawl to move, one frame at a time, an endless strip of picture film in front of a battery-operated lamp. Simultaneously, the trigger […]
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MAN vs. RAT
...Experts Hunt Down a Brazen Thief, Vandal, and Killer By E. W. Murtfeldt AS DUSK settled over New York City, one evening not long ago, the second largest power plant in the world suddenly broke down and plunged a huge area into darkness. Crowded subway trains stalled in black tunnels. Elevators stopped, movies faded from the screen, traffic lights blinked out, surgeons desperately completed delicate operations by flickering candlelight. A paralyzed, helpless city groped in darkness.
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Scientific PEEP SHOW TELLS HOW OUR BODIES WORK
ILLUSTRATING with working models the many operations of the human body, a novel exhibition recently opened at the New York Museum of Science and Industry resembles the side show of a modern amusement park. By pressing buttons, turning cranks, and pulling levers, visitors can test their strength, their lungs, and their voices and see for themselves how blood circulates, how their muscles work, and a host of other interesting details. Controlled by a maze of motors, the exhibits provide a fascinating introduction to the mysteries of human anatomy and physiology.
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Novel Car Is Air-Conditioned for Summer and Winter
Novel Car Is Air-Conditioned for Summer and Winter FOUR persons sit abreast in an automobile of revolutionary design recently completed in California. Equipped with a front-wheel drive, electric gear shift, and four forward speeds, the luxurious land yacht can attain speeds in excess of 120 miles an hour. Other features of the novel automobile include […]
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"Mother, why don't Butterflies fly around the lamp, as Moths do?"
"Our New Merriam-Webster gives this interesting reason:" "The moils are usually nocturnal or crepuscular (night-flying or twilight' flying). But the butterflies are diurnal (daylight-Hying). Accordingly, butterflies are not abroad at night, and are not attracted by lamps."
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Earrings Aid Identification
Earrings Aid Identification Metal earrings are now being worn by English fishermen for identification in case of accident or death at sea. The metal pendants are stamped with the names and addresses of the wearers.
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Ad: Marksmen Prefer Camels
refreshing. I love the fact that the sniper's name is Triggs. He was kinda born for that job, wasn't he? ::image size=xl::
Do Expert Marksmen find that Camel's Costlier Tobaccos make a Difference? "YES, SIR, in any bunch of expert shots — Camels are the favorite cigarette," says Ransford Triggs, one of the foremost marksmen in America. "Marksmen know that it takes steady nerves to make high scores. And the fact that Camels don't frazzle my nerves goes over big with me. I smoke plenty of Camels every day, too." And millions of other people — the most loyal group of smokers in the world - put their "O. K." on Camels too — making Camels the largest-selling cigarette in America
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Horns Made from Tree Trunks Give Odd Musical Tones
Horns Made from Tree Trunks Give Odd Musical Tones Horns hollowed out of tree trunks are used by-native musicians in the Tyrol region of Austria. The novel instruments, said to imitate the tone of a cello, are fitted with stops so that they can play all the notes of the scale. Tree bark is left […]
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Odd Devices Wake Sleepers Who Scorn Alarm Clocks
Odd Devices Wake Sleepers Who Scorn Alarm Clocks Taking the place of the traditional alarm clock, two odd methods of rousing sleepers are illustrated by the photographs above and at the right. An enterprising Englishman makes his morning rounds on a bicycle, using a pole to place an electrically operated bell against the bedroom windows […]
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New Comforts for Trailer Travel
ANY attractive spot along the road is home, for the owner of the latest in automobile trailers and fittings. Pictures on these pages show some of the most ingenious accomplishments of clever designers in providing new luxuries for those who live on wheels. Vying to combine roominess with the most elaborate array of conveniences, trailer makers have performed magic space-saving feats. One offers a double-duty fireplace that heats the trailer by day, and turns into a dresser at night! Another provides a three-gallon hot water tank that swings out over a gasoline-stove burner to heat a supply for the washstand, shower, or kitchen sink, and disappears into a closet when it is not in use.
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Mechanical Ride Thumber Speeds Hitch-Hikers Across Country
Mechanical Ride Thumber Speeds Hitch-Hikers Across Country CREDIT for their crossing of the continent in twenty-seven days is given by two Maine college students to the odd mechanical thumber which they used to hitch auto rides. A wooden hand with thumb extended is pivoted to a metal destination sign supported by a hollow pole. Pulling […]
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Plumbers Use Alligators To Open Clogged Pipes
Well, I guess we know now where that urban legend about alligators in the sewer started. Plumbers Use Alligators To Open Clogged Pipes Alligators kept as specimens at the U.S. Bureau of Fisheries aquarium in Washington, D.C, are being tried out as plumber’s assistants to open up clogged pipes. Placed in a length of pipe […]
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Science Studies the Nudists
STRANGE TESTS MADE IN THE LABORATORY REVEAL HOW THE NAKED HUMAN BODY REACTS TO SMALL CHANGES IN TEMPERATURE By EDWIN TEALE THREE hundred thousand men, women, and children, in America alone, are nudists. Followers of the "back-to-Eden" cult report that, during one ten-month period, members increased at the rate of 10,000 a month. Nearly 400 camps, scattered from coast to coast, are being maintained by the faddists for nude sun bathing. Does nakedness really benefit health? Are the claims of the nudists justified? Can our bodies, if given a chance, inure themselves to cold and inclement weather?
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Stencil for Lipstick
Stencil for Lipstick Lipstick is applied quickly and evenly with the aid of a stencil just invented. The stencil is adjusted and held over the mouth as shown in the photograph above, thus insuring correct shape and unblurred edges when the lipstick is rubbed on.
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