Weird Universe Blog — March 22, 2018

Follies of the Madmen #356



The metaphor is so strained and odd, that the reader will surely just go, "Huh?"

Source of ad. (Scroll forward one page.)

Posted By: Paul - Thu Mar 22, 2018 - Comments (7)
Category: Business | Advertising | Products | Surrealism | 1940s

March 21, 2018

Unfair Falsies

From June 1970:
"Sprinter Valerie Peat is one athlete who agrees on the importance of that extra fraction of an inch. She said she would have been second instead of third in last year's European games 200-meter race in Athens if her bust had been bigger."


Baltimore Evening Sun - Jun 19, 1970



See Valerie Peat in competition:

Posted By: Alex - Wed Mar 21, 2018 - Comments (3)
Category: Sports | 1970s

Real Hoodoos vs. Faux Hoodoos

Posted By: Paul - Wed Mar 21, 2018 - Comments (2)
Category: Regionalism | Natural Wonders

March 20, 2018

Automatic Pancake Machine

Invented by J. Clarence Sebring of Dundee, New York, circa 1990. It could make one pancake every seven seconds.



Elmira Star-Gazette - Jun 5, 2006

Posted By: Alex - Tue Mar 20, 2018 - Comments (2)
Category: Food | Inventions | 1990s

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