4000 VOLTS at the End of a 10-oz. 29″ Cane (Feb, 1965)
It’s an ad from 1965 for a product that is effective in “riot work” by a company called “Country Club Products”…
4000 VOLTS at the End of a 10-oz. 29″ Cane
The Police “Shock-Rod” has power to control the most stubborn adversary… is ideal protection from nasty dogs. Also effective in riot work.
Scientists Finally Find Long-Sought “Ghost” Particle Inside Atom (Jul, 1954)
This piece is talking about is the Cowan–Reines neutrino experiment which garnered a Nobel prize in 1995.
It’s almost right. Neutrinos have zero electric charge, not practically none. They’re called neutrinos because they are electrically neutral. It means little neutral ones. There are actually three different types and although it was not proven until the late 1990′s, neutrinos do have a very, very small mass. Scientist know this because of a process called neutrino oscillation (rather complex explanation). Unfortunately this process also makes it very hard to determine the masses of individual neutrinos.
There is an excellent episode of Nova called The Ghost Particle about the search for neutrinos. You can view a low-res version online here.
Scientists Finally Find Long-Sought “Ghost” Particle Inside Atom
At last scientists have trapped an atomic “ghost” particle that has eluded them for years. The particle is the neutrino. The chase began 20 years ago when scientists were forced to acknowledge the existence of the particle if their atomic theories were correct. Neutrinos are so small that they have practically no mass or electric charge. No direct evidence of the neutrino was found until the Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory devised a scintillation counter that was thousands of times more sensitive than any other device to reactions caused by neutrinos.
Modern Papoose (Aug, 1945)
Doesn’t it seem like those straps would have a pretty good chance of strangling the baby if it ever slipped?
THOUGH transportation problems are improving, it still remains difficult to park Junior whilst marketing or running
other errands. The above idea, swiped from our red brothers, takes care of the problem. Pad a blanket on the board before lacing the baby in place in a second blanket folded under him.
BLOWING OFF STEAM (Feb, 1909)
I wonder if these were considered funny at the time. Or they were lame, even in 1909?
BLOWING OFF STEAM
A Firm Answer
The Rev. Mr. Freuder, of Philadelphia, tells this story of himself.
Some time ago he was invited to dine at the house of a friend, whose wife went into her kitchen to give some final orders. Incidentally, she added to the servant, “We are to have a Jewish rabbi for dinner today.”
For a moment the maid surveyed her mistress in grim silence. Then she spoke with decision. “All I have to say is,” she announced, “if you have a Jewish rabbi for dinner, you’ll cook it yourself.”—Lippincott’s.
Dolls Delight Grown-ups, Too (Dec, 1950)
When I first looked at the doll on the second page I thought that the basket was actually inside her chest cavity, which at least made the article seem a little grotesque. Alas, it is simply a 10 page article about collecting dolls. Please try to contain your excitement.
Dolls Delight Grown-ups, Too
LUCY CUNNINGHAM Photographs by Jacoby’s Photo Service and I. Cunningham
“Whether you have one doll or a hundred, whether you buy for yourself or for others, no matter how you do it— doll collecting is fun,” says Lucy Cunningham.