A great dream that never came to fruition. In the early 1990s, the California artist Nicolino launched a project to string 10,000 bras across the Grand Canyon. First he needed to get 10,000 bras. Then he needed to get permission from the park service. He never got either.
Saint George Daily Spectrum - Nov 16, 1993
St. Louis Post-Dispatch - June 1, 1994
Albuquerque Journal - Dec 25, 1993
This seems to elide the whole issue of whether a stepchild SHOULD be treated badly! It's just a given!
Original ad here.
Hats adorned with "a tasty array of carrots, artichokes, peaches, peppers, asparagus, broccoli, figs and many other delicacies adored by vegetarians."
Lancaster Eagle Gazette - May 25, 1953
The idea of people who try to kill themselves three ways at once is something that occasionally pops up in weird news. Though I'm not sure if it really belongs to weird news or is more of an urban legend.
Back in 2014, I posted about an attempted 4-way suicide
that was reported in 1922. A man tried to torch, hang, poison, and shoot himself simultaneously. But I was also suspicious of that reporting.
Life - Oct 6, 1952
How the atomic bomb inspired hairdressers.
La Grande Observer - July 30, 1946
Liliana Orsi, a 22-year-old beauty in Rome, Italy, displays her new atomic hairdo and the photo of the atomic blast which inspired it. It took a hair stylist 12 hours to arrange Liliana's coiffure, so it's not recommended for daily wear. It's an old fashion and something dangerously new. — Mar 8, 1951
What these press agents won't think of! From one Las Vegas beauty salon comes this hair style, modeled by showgirl Terry True. And that big upsweep at the top is supposed to symbolize a mushroom cloud effect of a bomb explosion. The dark ring is a switch, with a jeweled clip to brighten things up.
(AP Wirephoto — Mar 2, 1951)
Mansfield News-Journal - Apr 29, 1946
Back in 1984, the social studies class at Highland Middle School in Louisville had a six-week study of the American pioneers' way of life, in honor of Thanksgiving. This included having the eighth graders decapitate a live turkey named Willy Wally. Some of the students held down Willy Wally while a student named Robin Ham swung an ax down on its neck.
Said Ham, "It was bleeding everywhere. It was flapping around a little. It was kind of grossing me out." Then added, "It was a neat experience. I feel it was pretty enriching, but I don't think I want to do it again. I've had enough of enrichment."
Louisville Courier-Journal - Nov 16, 1984