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1950's

Uranium Dirt Sitting Houses

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Briefly in the 1950s it became popular to sit in mildly radioactive dirt as a panacea for many ills.

The house above in Rotan, TX, was one such establishment.

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Article here.

LIFE magazine article here.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Tue Dec 16, 2014 | Comments (5)
Category: Fads, Atomic Power and Other Nuclear Matters, 1950's, Diseases

From Hell It Came



This not taken from the Alan Moore graphic novel.

Karlsson-on-the-roof

Karlsson-on-the-Roof from Maripuka85 on Vimeo.



Young boy subject to hallucinations is befriended by drunken fairy godfather. In Russian, but that hardly matters.

The German live-action version is even odder.



Wikipedia entry here.

Posted By: Paul | Date: Fri Nov 28, 2014 | Comments (2)
Category: Children, Cartoons, 1950's, 1970's, Fictional Monsters, Alcohol, Goofs and Screw-ups

Alcohol Is Dynamite



Posted By: Paul | Date: Mon Nov 24, 2014 | Comments (3)
Category: PSA's, Teenagers, 1950's, Alcohol

Nipper, the corn-eating cat


Nipper, cat owned by Dorothy Brinn, likes to eat his corn in comfort. His mistress fixed up this skewer and Nipper uses it for about two ears a day. The cat, a corn addict since his kitten days, likes it best with butter.
Toledo Blade - July 12, 1951
Posted By: Alex | Date: Thu Nov 20, 2014 | Comments (10)
Category: Cats, 1950's

Johnny Jupiter



There's a bit of Jim Carrey to our hero Ernie.

Full story here.

Posted By: Paul | Date: Tue Nov 11, 2014 | Comments (2)
Category: Aliens, Geeks, Nerds and Pointdexters, Puppets and Automatons, Television, 1950's

Inflatable Umbrella Hat, 1951

As soon as it starts raining, wouldn't the lack of spokes on this thing cause it to wrap around the wearer's head like a wet plastic bag, smothering them?


"Rain Bonnet, Los Angeles, is making an inflatable hat-umbrella of Vinylite plastic. Blowing into a small valve inflates the hat's tubular brim to the size of a woman's umbrella. When deflated the entire unit fits into a Vinylite envelope the size of a cigarette pack."
Newsweek - Aug 27, 1951
Posted By: Alex | Date: Tue Nov 04, 2014 | Comments (8)
Category: Inventions, Headgear, 1950's

The Relaxed Wife

Posted By: Paul | Date: Wed Oct 29, 2014 | Comments (7)
Category: Bad Habits, Neuroses and Psychoses, Husbands, Wives, 1950's

Refreshment on the Job



The economy that soda built.
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