Fishing for Oil
A very valuable oil, for watches and fine machinery, is obtained from the blubber of the “blackfish”—which is really not a fish, but a species of small whale, attaining a length of 30 feet and weighing three tons or more.
THE average person, hearing of a “blackfish,” imagines it to be an ordinary fish, about the size of a herring. But there are many fish called “black-fish” and one of them (sometimes called the “pilot-whale”) is not a fish at all, but a mammal (a species of small whale). A full-grown blackfish averages 30 feet in length and weighs about 3 tons.
ALBERT EINSTEIN: 1879-1955
Tributes by Niels Bohr and I. I. Rabi
With the death of Albert Einstein, a life in the service of science and humanity which was as rich and fruitful as any in the whole history of our culture has come to an end. Mankind will always be indebted to Einstein for the removal of the obstacles to our outlook which were involved in the primitive notions of absolute space and time. He gave us a world picture with a unity and harmony surpassing the boldest dreams of the past.
Boy Combines Disappearing Hose Reel and Coal Chute
WHEN Dwight Mills, 10-year-old Dayton, Ohio, boy became weary of lugging the lawn hose down into the basement he suggested to his father that they build a hose reel in the foundation wall.
Cylinders Replace Wings in Plane
Jets of air, sucked in at the front and expelled at the rear of huge tubes, are the unconventional means advanced by a Glen-dale, Calif., inventor for lifting and propelling an airplane. He has designed and patented a wingless craft, employing this principle, which he maintains will be able to rise and descend vertically and to hover motionless aloft.
MINOX B CAMERA has built-in EXPOSURE METER
You’ll have fun shooting magnificent perfectly exposed pictures (3″ x 4″ and Larger) with this new marvel of West German precision engineering. The Minox B (weighs but 3-1/4 oz., only 3-7/8″ long) eliminates guesswork. It’s quick, sure, simple to use
Well, the timeline was a bit off, but I think there can be little doubt that SSTs are responsible for the autism “epidemic”.
Disregarding the timeline, if you polled people in 1970, I wonder which of these they would have thought would be the biggest issue today.
ECOLOGY: a cause becomes a mass movement
Demonstrators organize to defend vanishing trees, wetlands and unpolluted air.
Unless something is done to reverse environmental deterioration, say many qualified experts, horrors lie in wait. Others disagree, but scientists have solid experimental and theoretical evidence to support each of the following predictions:
In a decade, urban dwellers will have to wear gas masks to survive air pollution.
In the early 1980s air pollution combined with a temperature inversion will kill thousands in some U.S. city.
If you haven’t smoked a Camel recently, switch over for just one day, then quit them — if you can.
That’s a bit ominous.
Smoke a Fresh cigarette
Millions of men and women are now discovering a brand new enjoyment since Camels adopted the new Humidor Pack.
The mildness and the flavor of fine tobacco vanish when scorching or evaporation steals the natural moisture out of a cigarette.
Wouldn’t the boat on the inside track always win?
Motor Boat Sportsmen Race Over Merry-Go-Round Course for Thrill
SPEEDING at 40 miles per hour in an outboard motorboat around a merry-go-round course is one of the thrill-producers of water sportsmen at Winterhaven, Florida. Each boat is attached to a rope of a different length from the others so that the boats can pass each other on the course. They circle round and round the central pole held by the ropes. The only difficulty in this sport is that you never get anywhere—you just keep on going and end at the beginning.
Building Play Lot Equipment For The Kiddies Enjoyment
These playground projects solve the problem of keeping small children away from dangers of busy streets.
by Hi Sibley
KEEPING children off dangerous streets during the summer vacation months is a difficult task unless some means can be devised whereby their attentions are centered on the home or its surroundings. One way to accomplish this is through the construction of a backyard play lot, but even then you cannot expect to hold the children’s interest with merely a sandbox and a few toys. Slides and swings are part of the equipment necessary and need no explanation as to their construction.