“THEM DAYS ARE GONE FOREVER!”
Yep, there was a time when you could buy a sirloin steak for fifteen cents!
DEARIE, if you remember when a steak smothered with onions cost you a fast fifteen cents, when horses pulled fire engines and women laced themselves into ulcer-making corsets, then you’re much older than we are—hut not by much!
Garden Dirigibles Eclipse Old Type of Chimney Sweep
DAYS of the old chimney sweep who wormed his way up or down a grimy flue are fast waning. This giant vacuum cleaner, shown at left, is one of the reasons why. It takes soot from the furnace, pipes and chimney by suction.
After it has finished its cleaning, the air is permitted to escape and the bag fastened to the truck and carted off to the next job. It carries the dirt away with it.
THE MYSTERY OF TEMPERATURE
By Dr. Charles Floyd Burrows
WHAT is a person’s normal temperature?—is a question often asked of every physician.
When the answer 98.6° F. is given to the query, very few people understand the physiological significance of this fact, or how a degree of systemic heat is maintained during health, within such narrow limits, that their bodies have an even temperature the coldest day in winter or the hottest day in summer with an exactness of adjustment that is not obtainable in warming or cooling their homes with the most up-to-date heating and refrigerating apparatus.
Phonograph Records Teach Parrots to Talk in One Week
PETER JENSEN, a veteran bird trainer at the Luna Park zoo, Los Angeles, has simplified the task of teaching parrots to talk.
Magic Carpet on the Water
A NIFTY new device for seashore capers is the Water Skipper, a veritable magic carpet that will skim the surface at speeds up to 35 mph.
One operator and passenger can ride the small, sturdy and maneuverable boat. Constructed of marine plywood, the Skipper is four feet wide, seven feet long and seven inches thick.
21-Foot Motor Boat Resembling Pontoon Starts Long Pacific Journey
LONE trip from Santa Monica, Cal., to Honolulu in a novel boat built to resemble the pontoon of a well-known seaplane is the adventurous project of William Burgess, shown below with his unique craft. The boat is built of airplane plywood, and is controlled by an airplane type rudder, of which two-thirds of its area is above water. When Burgess is sleeping the craft will proceed under robot control. Forty m.p.h, is the estimated top speed of the Miss Ionia, as it is named.
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