Category:
1970s

Kotex Kotique

"Kotique?"



Original ad here.

Posted By: Paul - Thu Apr 19, 2018 - Comments (1)
Category: Business, Advertising, Hygiene, 1970s, Women

Munch Meter

An invention that measures how much a cow has eaten by recording the motion of its head while it eats.

Hartford Courant - Sep 14, 1972



New Scientist - July 26, 1973

Posted By: Alex - Wed Apr 18, 2018 - Comments (1)
Category: Animals, Farming, Inventions, 1970s

Maniac Electronic Game





The German presentation makes the game even better!

Posted By: Paul - Wed Apr 18, 2018 - Comments (0)
Category: Games, Technology, 1970s

The Female Bunch



"Turning women's lib into a menacing reality."

Posted By: Paul - Sat Apr 14, 2018 - Comments (3)
Category: Ineptness, Crudity, Talentlessness, Kitsch, and Bad Art, Movies, 1970s, Women

Aeroflot Advertisement

Posted By: Paul - Sat Apr 07, 2018 - Comments (4)
Category: Business, Advertising, Air Travel and Airlines, 1970s

Doral Telephone of Tomorrow

In 1974, Doral cigarettes ran a promotion featuring a telephone of tomorrow. "A $125 Value... It's Yours For Only $69.95."

I'm not sure how it was supposed to sell cigarettes, but I was curious if any of these tomorrow telephones were still around. Found one on eBay. Bidding is currently at $2.



Posted By: Alex - Tue Apr 03, 2018 - Comments (4)
Category: Telephones, 1970s

The Dieter’s Conscience

Carol Kiebala invented a dieting gadget that would verbally chastise you whenever you opened the refrigerator door.

I guess that would encourage you to eat more potato chips, and other non-perishable snacks.

The Arlington Daily Herald - Sep 22, 1977



Fort Lauderdale News - Nov 6, 1977



Tallahassee Democrat - Sep 21, 1977





More in extended >>

Posted By: Alex - Thu Mar 29, 2018 - Comments (5)
Category: Inventions, 1970s, Dieting and Weight Loss

Vasectomy Ties

Britain's first vasectomy tie was designed by David Shaw, a Leeds rugby player and father of two children, after he had had a vasectomy. His wife, Jean, says that the tie boosts the confidence of men who have had vasectomies.

Vasectomy ties, however, can be abused. Unscrupulous men—who have not had vasectomies—are reputed to have lured unsuspecting girls into bed by sporting the ties. The success of these men can depend upon the design they wear.

A sober tie has greater credibility than one which bears the abbreviation I.O.F.B. ("I only fire blanks").




Chicago Tribune - Jan 13, 1974

Posted By: Alex - Tue Mar 27, 2018 - Comments (0)
Category: Fashion, Birth Control , 1970s

Thomas Labott, sand-eater

Des Moines Tribune - Feb 1, 1973



And Brea is a modern-day sand lover.

Posted By: Alex - Sun Mar 25, 2018 - Comments (0)
Category: Food, 1970s

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