Providing the proper motivation:
"The target of the rolling pin is a life-size dummy of a husband and the contestants are 30 women trained by Miss Ann Beggs of the home economics department of the university."
The Salem News (Salem, Ohio) - Aug 17, 1928
Winners of a 1932 rolling pin contest (via
I really wish this practice had caught on, for I would be delighted to be driving down a highway and see such a sight.
Original article here.
Having recently got religion, and consequently filled with the fire of faith, young Albert Strate decided that "God would not let him die." So he took strychnine to test the theory. The coroner pronounced it suicide. Give Albert a Darwin Award.
Lincoln Evening Journal
- Apr 19, 1926
I've deliberately blotted out the product name here, so you can't google the device. After you register your guess,
for the answer
The spiritual nourishment was too rich for this boy's system.
Florence Morning News
- Jan 9, 1926.
People who manage to get killed while digging graves for others seems to be a recurring theme in weird news. Here's an example from 1925:
The Ottawa Journal
- Feb 21, 1925
Can we really believe that the Broadway producer behind
the HITCHY-KOO REVUE
really enlisted an actual Native American into his troupe? Or that the Chief later appeared in another variety show?
And yet the noble Chief Os-ko-mon seems to have actually recorded a record or two. And in
, he is deemed a member of the Yakima tribe.
I toss out the question of his legitimacy to all WU-vies. Should he not be recorded as an early stalwart of Native American achievements, Broadway-style?
10-year-old Mildred Unger dances the Charleston on the wing of an airplane, while it's flying in the air.
These kids in 2015, wearing pj's to class!