SCIENCE SAYS… It Ain’t So (Dec, 1950)
All my life, I’ve believed that practice makes perfect and that the hand is quicker than the eye. Now stupid, meanie science has to come and shatter all of my dreams. Damn you science!!!
SCIENCE SAYS… It Ain’t So
Before you read the story on the following pages, mark these items TRUE or FALSE, then check the answers in the text. If your score is 16 or better, you’re smarter than science thinks you are.
1. Ground glass will always kill you
2. Brain power declines rapidly with age
3. Your body is symmetrical
4. Geniuses are sickly and die young
5. Faces reveal character
6. Alcohol is a stimulant
7. Women have more intuition than men
8. Practice makes perfect
9. Ptomaine poisoning causes most food sickness
10. You’re more efficient in cold climate
11. Milk prevents tooth decay
12. Cats can kill babies by sucking their breath
13. Marriage between cousins produces morons
14. Goldenrod is the main cause of hayfever
15. Pasteurization kills all germs in milk
16. Don’t keep food in opened cans
17. Blood tests can prove paternity
18. The hand is quicker than the eye
19. Don’t drink water with meals
20. Hypnotized people won’t act against their will
21. Tuberculosis and syphilis are hereditary
22. Rust causes lockjaw
23. Sleeping on the left side is bad for the heart
24. Treat frostbite by rubbing with snow
Tiny Mike (Apr, 1952)
Wow, that thing is TINY! And the antenna is only 4 feet!
Tiny Mike shown below is being used in movie sequences where microphones are difficult to conceal. Jan Sterling illustrates how easy it is to hide this small battery case and four-foot antenna under her clothing.
Original Tape Recorder (Jun, 1936)
This is one of the earliest I’ve seen that uses magnetic tape and not wire.
Sound Recording Machine Perfected
OUT of the laboratories of a German firm comes the Magnetophon, a novel instrument for recording sound on narrow strips of film which can be preserved indefinitely. The bands resemble strips of talkie film. The Magnetophon records speeches and conversations, however fast, without difficulty. It uses the simple magnet-sound process. The recording bands are inexpensive.
Ohio Man Patents Compact Body Air Conditioner (Apr, 1934)
AN APPLIANCE designed to – condition the air at the armpits to eliminate perspiration has been patented by Clarence L. Mumaugh, of Lima, Ohio. The appliance consists of two bulb-shaped pumps, one under each armpit, provided with flap valves through which antiseptics and other chemical conditioners can be inserted.
When arm pressure squeezes the bulbs, air, conditioned by the chemicals in the bulb, is forced out through valves, cooling the armpit. Cold virus killer can be inserted in the bulbs a
nd inhaled through a long tube connected to the bulbs as a treatment for colds, if desired.