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Diving for Buttons



"Today, little remains of the industry but the occasional telltale sign spotted on the ground—shells laced with perfectly round holes—and millions of mother-of-pearl buttons saved in button jars across the country, cut from blouses and shirts from a time when nothing was wasted."

The whole story, in depth. (No pun intended.)
Posted By: Paul | Date: Fri Apr 24, 2015 | Comments (3)
Category: Fashion, Nature, Regionalism, 1950's, North America

Giant Ice Cube with Man Inside

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This has been a rough winter here in the Northeast, but I don't think we've had an instance yet like this one from 1906.

Original article here.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Thu Mar 05, 2015 | Comments (7)
Category: Accidents, Death, Nature, 1900's

Digging in the Dirt as Art

Escape 130206.001 Raerd from Leanne Wijnsma on Vimeo.



This woman does not intend to plant a shrub. It's her art.

Read the whole account here.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Wed Mar 04, 2015 | Comments (2)
Category: Ineptness, Crudity, Talentlessness, Kitsch, and Bad Art, Nature, Avant Garde, Europe

The Icyclist



I am so sick of winter. But maybe if I had a nice bike like this one...
Posted By: Paul | Date: Fri Feb 27, 2015 | Comments (2)
Category: Inventions, Nature, 1930's

Bait And Switch

A South Dakota couple discovered a mountain lion in their trap that was meant for foxes. She, the mountain lion, was very unhappy and the man was very brave while letting her out. Video at the link.
Posted By: patty | Date: Thu Jan 29, 2015 | Comments (3)
Category: Nature

If America Dies…

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Not exactly a question I had ever previously thought to ask.

Original ad here.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Tue Dec 02, 2014 | Comments (8)
Category: Death, Nature, PSA's, Advertising, 1970's, North America

Tree Ring Sound


It is fascinating to find that tree rings can be played like a vinyl record on a turntable. The sounds are mostly static but still interesting to listen to, see what you think.
Posted By: patty | Date: Sat Jul 12, 2014 | Comments (9)
Category: Nature

Doomsday for Pests



Spray that DDT everywhere!

Aren't you a little sad for all those cartoon bugs?
Posted By: Paul | Date: Sat Jul 12, 2014 | Comments (7)
Category: Disasters, Insects, Nature, 1940's

French Tree-climbing Fad

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Original story here.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Mon Feb 24, 2014 | Comments (8)
Category: Fads, Nature, Public Indecency, 1940's, Europe

Fear of Flying

Posted By: Paul | Date: Thu Aug 15, 2013 | Comments (1)
Category: Animals, Anthropomorphism, Nature, Cartoons
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