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Whiskey Flavoured Toothpaste

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One can get addicted to most thing. I’ve read about a woman who ate so many carrots her skin turned the colour of carrots, another so addicted to playing on gambling machine she broke into the shop where she used to play in the middle of the night just to play. So why not whiskey [...]

Hollywood’s$50.00 An Hour Figure Model

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Margurite Empry aka Diane Webber Rebuild from an article in Joy Vol 1 No 1 1962 Margurite Empy is a face and figure that is not unknown to our readers. Margurite is California’s top figure and pin-up model. Her classic features have made her a top cover girl as well. She has appeared on the covers [...]

Everyone To His Own Battle

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When you think of all the wrongdoings and problems in the world it is strange what battles some people are prepared to fight, and with what minimal chances of ever winning them. But who am I to judge, if female knees offend you, take to the streets and give it your best shot – Ted [...]

Taking In The Sights

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There’s nothing like a trip to the beach to get a bit of fresh air and to take in the sights – Ted Image found at “Living in a retro world” Filed under: Entertainment, People, Photography Tagged: Beaches, Fresh air, Sights

Daddy Saddle

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    I have two daughters who would have loved this one, fortunately they never knew of it’s existence when they were kids. Now they’re 21 and 23 and too big and too old for games like this. My girlfriend on the other hand will see this when it gets posted and I’m not quite [...]

Dog To Man Telepathy

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In this telepathy experiment between human and dog Karl Krall (on the right) tried to detect the thinking radiation he assumed to flow between the two. Krall was a rich dealer in diamonds who had founded his very own institute for paraphysical research in Munich. He had also taken care of the famous horse Clever [...]

Hot Dog War

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It certainly gives the expression “Pork Sword” a completely new meaning – Ted Image found at “Formicarius”   Filed under: People, Photography Tagged: Hot dogs, Pork swords, Sword fights

The First Air Show In Paris

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The first Salon de locomotion aerienne, 1909, Grand Palais, Paris. The Paris Air Show (Salon International de l’Aéronautique et de l’Espace, Paris-Le Bourget) is the world’s oldest and largest air show. Established in 1909, it is currently held every odd year at Le Bourget Airport in north Paris, France. There have been 49 shows in [...]

Norwegian Photochroms – 1890 – 1900

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Title: Norwegian carriage [Norway] Date Created/Published: [between ca. 1890 and ca. 1900]. Medium: 1 photomechanical print : photochrom, color. Summary: Print shows a woman in a horse-drawn carriage on the Stalheimskleven (Stalheimskleiva), the road to Stalheim, Norway. Title: [Fish market, Bergen, Norway] Date Created/Published: [between ca. 1890 and ca. 1900]. Medium: 1 photomechanical print : [...]

Venetia Stevenson – British Film And Television Actress

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Born in 1938 in London, England as Joanna Venetia Invicta Stevenson, she is the daughter of film director Robert Stevenson and actress Anna Lee. The family moved to Hollywood within a year of her birth after her father signed a contract with film producer David Selznick. When her parents divorced in 1944, she stayed with [...]

The World’s First Motorcycle

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In November 1885, Gottlieb Daimler installed a smaller version of an engine in a wooden bicycle, creating the first motorcycle (Patent 36-423impff & Sohn “Vehicle with gas or petroleum drive machine”). It was named the Reitwagen (“riding car”). Maybach rode it for three kilometers (two miles) alongside the river Neckar, from Cannstatt to Untertürkheim, reaching [...]

Robert Doisneau And The Nude In The Window

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Un Regard Oblique, a 1948 photo taken by Robert Doisneau for his LIFE magazine assignment, was executed with Doisneau’s usual flair for humor. A couple looks at the window and the man is enthralled by the portrait of a naked woman (very vulgar picture by the standards of the time) while his wife talks to [...]

OEC Commander

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Which motorcycle maker is famous for oddball front suspension and steering, and for using high-performance engines from other makers? Five marks for mentioning Bimota—but ten marks if you guessed the Osborn Engineering Company of Britain. The trajectory of OEC is uncannily similar to that of the modern-day Rimini outfit, right down to an erratic involvement [...]

Alfred Eisenstaedt – German-American Photographer

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Alfred Eisenstaedt (December 6, 1898 – August 24, 1995) was a German-American photographer and photojournalist. He is renowned for his candid photographs, frequently made using various models of a 35mm Leica rangefinder camera. He is best known for his photograph capturing the celebration of V-J Day. Early life Eisenstaedt was born in Dirschau (Tczew) in [...]

Mercedes Benz 190 SL

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The touring sports cars of the sl class, the 190 SL, from 1955 to 1963. No matter how good it looked and how great the promotion photos were, the 190 never became more than a bleak shadow of the 300. It was what we in Norway call a “gubbracer”, an old sod’s sports car – [...]

John White Alexander

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John White Alexander (7 October 1856 – 31 May 1915) was an American portrait, figure, and decorative painter and illustrator. Biography Alexander was born in Allegheny, Pennsylvania, now a part of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Orphaned in infancy, he was reared by his grandparents and at the age of 12 became a telegraph boy in Pittsburgh. His [...]

ProtoHaus: A Comfort Coated Home On Wheels

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Are you an avid traveler and love to move around? But, the worst part of being on the move is staying away from home and missing all the comfort that comes tagged with the heavenly abode. Fret no more! Ann Holley and Darren Macca have designed a beautiful trailer that has been named ProtoHaus and [...]

Retro DIY Project – Mirror Front Necktie Cabinet

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From an article in Popular Mechanic’s 1942 January issue This distinctive tie cabinet in early-American style is an attractive piece of man’s furniture. In it ties are hung separately from dowels. The front is fitted with a mirror, and a small drawer at the bottom is handy for keeping cuff and collar buttons, tie clasps [...]

Vintage Low-Carb

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    So you thought Low-carb diets was a new fad. Think again, back during WW I it even brought victory – Ted     Image found at “Lottie Tea” Filed under: Food & drinks, Vintage Science Tagged: Low-carb, WW I

Robin Hood’s Bay, Yorkshire, England

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Robin Hood’s Bay is a small fishing village and a bay located five miles south of Whitby and 15 miles north of Scarborough on the coast of North Yorkshire, England. Bay Town, its local name, is in the ancient chapelry of Fylingdales in the wapentake of Whitby Strand. History Toponymy The origin of the name [...]