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Flameproof Playsuits

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Were children more prone to catch fire for no reason in the past during innocent recreational activities than they are today?

Original ad here. (Page 23.)
Posted By: Paul | Date: Fri Jun 27, 2014 | Comments (12)
Category: Death, Destruction, Disasters, Fashion, Comics, Children, 1940's

Catch Us If You Can

Proof that you do not need video games as flight simulators to encourage hijacking.

Original article here.

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Posted By: Paul | Date: Fri Jun 13, 2014 | Comments (6)
Category: Crime, Flight, Children, 1940's

Playking Athletic Belt

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Wow, a sports girdle for fat boys! And in the last panel, it seems to have had the power to change Fatty's hair color as well!

Original ad here.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Mon Jun 09, 2014 | Comments (6)
Category: Sports, Children, 1950's, Obesity

Modern Sensibilites

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The judge in a custody battle has cautioned dad not to use uppercase and large fonts when emailing the children. Apparently it is insensitive and makes the kids feel they are being yelled at. Poor little snowflakes.
Posted By: patty | Date: Tue Apr 15, 2014 | Comments (8)
Category: Children

The Rib of James V

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Wikipedia page.


Doctor Robert Honeyman of Scotland left his son a human rib from King James V. Why? Well, wouldn't you?

To son Robrt [sic] Bruce Honeyman, 900 acres whereon testator resides, negroes (men Bob, John, boy Lewis, deaf & dumb woman Celia & her children Murvin & Beck), 2 work horses, 4 work oxen, 4 cows/calves, 20 sheep, all hogs, farming/kitchen utensils, all furniture in house, all books (except 10 vol to each dau [sic]), watch, guns, all medicines/surgical instruments, microscopes (except best in shagreen case to son), thermometer, diploma, human rib (of James V, King Scotland) in small trunk in chest...


Source.

More information:

Among the early settlers of Lauderdale County were Dr. Samuel and Cornelia C. (Honyman) Oldham; her father, Dr. Robt. Honyman [sic], was a noted physician and member of the royal navy, for many years surgeon of the "Portland," a ship of the line, that was sent to St. Helena in 1771, to await Capt. Cook's expected arrival from his first trip around the world, and convey his ship to England. He was also a direct descendant of the Dr. Honyman, who extracted by command, the fifth rib from the side of James V, King of Scotland, which rib was transmitted to him by his ancestors, and he by will to his only son, with the request, "that he will carefully keep the said rib, and carefully transmit it to his descendants."


Source.

Finally:

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Source.

Posted By: Paul | Date: Tue Mar 18, 2014 | Comments (6)
Category: Children, Parents, Sixteenth Century, Skulls, Bones and Skeletons

Zovello, The Bonomo Magic Clown



Given fezzes to wear, and a supply of taffy to eat, the children in the audience were still at a loss for having to watch the sub-Krusty antics of Zovello the Magic Clown.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Thu Feb 20, 2014 | Comments (5)
Category: Clowns, Television, Children, 1940's, 1950's

Toddlers Boxing Match



Let's restart these competitions today! Far better than the baby crawling races.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Tue Feb 11, 2014 | Comments (7)
Category: Martial Arts, Children, 1940's

Weird 1915 Kite

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What was this home handyman in Popular Mechanics smoking?

Original plans here.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Sat Dec 21, 2013 | Comments (4)
Category: Recreation, Toys, Surrealism, Children, 1910's, Face and Facial Expressions, Fictional Monsters

Mutton Busting

Posted By: Paul | Date: Tue Dec 10, 2013 | Comments (9)
Category: Animals, Sports, Children

Googoosha



A music video from the daughter of the dictator of Uzbekistan. "We have ways to make you dance!"

Full story here.

Posted By: Paul | Date: Thu Nov 21, 2013 | Comments (1)
Category: Music, Children, Parents, Foreign Customs, Asia, Europe
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