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Mystery Gadget 24

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What's up with this fellow?

The answer is here.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Thu Nov 13, 2014 | Comments (7)
Category: Technology, 1940's

Dog Factory

Posted By: Paul | Date: Thu Oct 16, 2014 | Comments (5)
Category: Movies, Technology, Dogs, 1900's

The NoPhone

The NoPhone is a black piece of plastic shaped like an iPhone. It's designed to act as a "technology-free alternative" for those suffering from "phone addiction."

According to the NoPhone's kickstarter page, "the NoPhone acts as a surrogate to any smart mobile device, enabling you to always have a rectangle of smooth, cold plastic to clutch without forgoing any potential engagement with your direct environment."

They're trying to raise $30,000 to produce these things, and are currently at $1,763.

Posted By: Alex | Date: Mon Sep 15, 2014 | Comments (16)
Category: Technology, Telephones

Mystery Gadget 23

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Take your best guess!

The answer is here.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Sun Sep 14, 2014 | Comments (7)
Category: Technology, 1920's

Woman Swallowed by Escalator

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Original article here.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Thu Aug 28, 2014 | Comments (8)
Category: Death, Technology, 1980's

Mystery Gadget 22

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Answer is here.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Mon Aug 25, 2014 | Comments (7)
Category: Technology, 1930's

What a Wonderful World It Would Be



The lesson? If only doctors could build our cars.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Sat Aug 23, 2014 | Comments (11)
Category: Annoying Things, Family, Medicine, Technology, 1960's, Cars

Simplex Typewriter



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Original ad here.

From 1891 to at least 1948. Not a bad run for any toy.

More info here.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Wed Jul 30, 2014 | Comments (9)
Category: Technology, Toys, Comics, 1940's, Nineteenth Century

Fading Email

A new email service allows you to send emails that fade away seconds after the recipient opens them. Though I assume, of course, that the NSA will still have a full, permanent record of it all.

Available at fade.li.

Posted By: Alex | Date: Thu Jul 24, 2014 | Comments (8)
Category: Technology, Internet

Threading the RCA Projector



The latest entry in our boredom contest. This guy's voice is particularly deadly--especially when he repeats the same passage!

However, I now want to say "sprung idler" and "snubber roller" over and over, so the film must have worked!

The fact that this skill is extinct does add a certain piquancy to the boredom, though.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Tue Jul 08, 2014 | Comments (8)
Category: Boredom, Movies, Technology, 1950's
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