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From Woman's Day
for April 1962.
"Hey, Manuel, why go to the bullfight when you can do the tweest?"
The Twisting Kings were apparently the studio musicians who later became known as the Funk Brothers.
This is what Jack Charipar, director of Plymouth's product-planning team, imagined in 1961 that cars would look like in 1980. Source: Newsweek
- Jan 23, 1961.
Did pioneer astronaut John Glenn see aliens?
Clunkiest metaphor ever. Garment causing deadly vision obstruction that will be shredded by fanbelt = engine protection.
Original ad here.
Back in January 1960, the craze that swept college campuses was creating massive icicles. And students at MIT took top honors by creating a four-story icicle down the side of Baker House. In fact, they declared it to be the largest man-made icicle ever created.
As reported in an Associated Press story about it from Jan 1960:
"They tied an ice cube to a string and lowered it from their window. Then a trickle of water was siphoned from a barrel down the string. By using colored water at times, they got a red, white and blue icicle, which at one point is about 14 inches wide."
The icicle only existed for a few days before it was destroyed, for safety reasons, by the campus authorities.
Unfortunately I couldn't find any color photographs of it, but these are some news photos of it I found. There's a brief article about it at the MIT Museum
Surely some of the weirdest underground comix were produced by S. Clay Wilson.
Now there's a great new compilation of his work, with more volumes to come. Add it to your Xmas List now.
Everyone knows Mouse Trap. But who recalls its sister game, Crazy Clock? Why would one become famous, the other forgotten? The vagaries of play....
Those crossbars replicate the excruciating pain of the infamous parental sofabed from Seinfeld
Original ad here.