, this wasn't the very first ATM, but it was among the earlier, prototype models. I like how the caption presciently refers to the machines as "future monsters." Google news link:
Saskatoon Star Phoenix, October 31, 1966
I'm young enough that I can't remember the first time I used an ATM machine. Their presence was something I always took for granted. But people 50 or older probably remember when these machines started to appear in the 70s.
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What was once normal and not-weird becomes weird with the simple addition of that magical ingredient, "time."
Imagine an era when NYC had "tens of thousands" of payphones!
The other two segments of this video are less strange, but still worth watching.
More info and another video
to be found here.
What is this gadget doing to the poor goat?
Find out here.
Is this woman being photographed? X-rayed? Framed as a target?
Here's a variation on the old buzzer-hidden-in-the-palm-of-your-hand prank. It's a flame thrower in the palm of your hand!
Cutting-edge science stuff:
What's the purpose of this sprayer? It's not the obvious!
From the musical genius who brought us the theme song for
George of the Jungle
and was the voice heard whenever Mr. Ed the Talking Horse sang.
More info here