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July 17, 2016

Chiquita Banana Olympics Stickers:  1980

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The Brazilian Olympics are in big trouble, as recent news articles tell us. Surely they could use a boost from an athletic banana, like the ad campaign from Chiquita that the 1980 Winter Olympics got. And a tropical fruit is even more synonymous with Brazil than it was with Lake Placid.

Time to bring back Carmen Miranda!

Posted By: Paul - Sun Jul 17, 2016 - Comments (2)
Category: Disasters, Food, Sports, 1980's, North America, South America,

June 25, 2016

Skyslide

Posted By: Paul - Sat Jun 25, 2016 - Comments (9)
Category: Architecture, Daredevils, Stuntpeople and Thrillseekers, North America,

June 11, 2016

Church of the Universe



RIP, Michael Baldasaro,, leader of the Church of the Universe.

Posted By: Paul - Sat Jun 11, 2016 - Comments (0)
Category: Drugs, Religion, North America, Nudism,

February 27, 2016

The Romance of Transportation in Canada

The Romance of Transportation in Canada by Colin Low, National Film Board of Canada




With so many USians threatening to move to Canada if the November Presidential election goes one way or another, I thought it would be handy to screen this comical but accurate cartoon to get such folks ready for their new citizenship.

Posted By: Paul - Sat Feb 27, 2016 - Comments (4)
Category: Foreign Customs, Cartoons, Transportation, 1950's, North America,

February 7, 2016

Flying Fish a Hazard

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[Click to enlarge]

Original article here.

Posted By: Paul - Sun Feb 07, 2016 - Comments (4)
Category: Fish, Air Travel and Airlines, 1980's, North America,

December 15, 2015

Turnip Rock, Lake Huron, USA

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More info here.

For a picture from 1900, visit here.

Posted By: Paul - Tue Dec 15, 2015 - Comments (5)
Category: North America, Natural Wonders,

November 18, 2015

Texas Toilets

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Just in time for Christmas! Visit "Lone Star Western Decor" for all your cowboy-themed toilet gifts. Six pages of items here.

Posted By: Paul - Wed Nov 18, 2015 - Comments (7)
Category: Hygiene, Regionalism, Foreign Customs, Interior Decorating, North America,

October 29, 2015

Sleepy Eye, MN

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[Click to enlarge text]

Wikipedia page here.

Posted By: Paul - Thu Oct 29, 2015 - Comments (3)
Category: Geography and Maps, Odd Names, Regionalism, North America, Native Americans,

July 19, 2015

Doomtown

Posted By: Paul - Sun Jul 19, 2015 - Comments (5)
Category: Destruction, War, Weapons, 1950's, North America,

July 6, 2015

Confusion Corner

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A traffic roundabout so jumbled, it earned fame and its own postcard.

Concise explanation.

Longer story.

Posted By: Paul - Mon Jul 06, 2015 - Comments (6)
Category: Highways, Roads, Streets and Traffic, Regionalism, North America,

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