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Mechanic kept flower in his mouth

I know that some people have the habit of holding a pen or pencil in their mouth while working. But that seems quite normal compared to holding a flower in your mouth almost continuously for 63 years.
Source: Corsicana Daily Sun - Sep 29, 1960.

Posted By: Alex | Date: Sun Dec 14, 2014 | Comments (0)
Category: Eccentrics, 1960's

Wrong-Way Corrigan







Always a pleasure to revisit this famous incident and charming fellow, with some "new" vintage footage of him at a press conference.

Posted By: Paul | Date: Fri Dec 12, 2014 | Comments (3)
Category: Eccentrics, Air Travel and Airlines, 1930's

Car with Thatched Roof

Posted By: Paul | Date: Wed Dec 03, 2014 | Comments (4)
Category: Eccentrics, Hobbies and DIY, 1960's, Cars

Cassadaga Spiritualist Camp



The tour for squares.



The tour for hipsters.

Their home page.

Posted By: Paul | Date: Thu Oct 30, 2014 | Comments (3)
Category: Eccentrics, Regionalism, Religion, Superstition

Octagon Houses

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For a brief time in the USA, eight-sided houses were a thing. Based on the crackpot theories of one fellow.

The example above can be found in my native Rhode Island. I used to marvel at it all the time when I was younger.

Read the history here.

Order a book here.


Posted By: Paul | Date: Mon Oct 20, 2014 | Comments (10)
Category: Buildings and Other Structures, Eccentrics, Nineteenth Century

Dion McGregor



Full explanation here. In short, recordings of a man unconsciously narrating his dreams.

Full album below.

Posted By: Paul | Date: Sun Oct 12, 2014 | Comments (3)
Category: Dreams and Nightmares, Eccentrics, 1960's

Fat Cat

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Maybe Chuck has deemed "animals inherit estate" stories NO LONGER WEIRD. But such was not the case in 1966.

Original article here.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Fri Sep 19, 2014 | Comments (4)
Category: Eccentrics, Money, Cats, 1960's

World Carrot Museum

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The thrills start here.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Mon Sep 08, 2014 | Comments (9)
Category: Eccentrics, Food, Museums

John Braund and His Cure for Cancer



Link to newspaper article of the era.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Tue Sep 02, 2014 | Comments (6)
Category: Eccentrics, Medicine, 1940's, South Pacific

William Skinner’s Gravity Engine





Apparently, some 75 years on, people are still trying to prove the reality of this perpetual motion machine.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Sat Aug 16, 2014 | Comments (7)
Category: Eccentrics, Hoaxes and Imposters and Imitators, Inventions, 1930's
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