Category: Mildly Interesting

What would TSA think of this portable Zenith? 0

What would TSA think of this portable Zenith?

This portable (luggable?) Zenith radio featured a proprietary antenna that flipped out from the radio to pull in stronger or more distant am radio signals. When stowed, it looked like a small, elegant suitcase....

Professional farts 0

Professional farts

We used to own a novelty store. One day I was searching for wholesale remote control fart machines (Think whoopie cushions but electronic). There is a company in China offering these; I don’t know...

Grandma’s soap saver 0

Grandma’s soap saver

I was listening to the Larry Miller podcast, he was going on about saving soap slivers in the shower, somehow mushing them together to form a bar sufficient to bathe with. Apparently that is...

MY BRAIN HURTS 0

MY BRAIN HURTS

I guess when your head hurts so bad that you can’t even stand the sight of a trademark stamp, you don’t care about side effects, but acetanilid will do a number on your kidneys...

Take your medicine, Gladys. I don’t see any horses. 0

Take your medicine, Gladys. I don’t see any horses.

Folks were flush with postwar cash in 1946, and they were asked what they would like to splurge on. This little girl wants a horse in the worst way, and it looks like that’s...

Soldiers of Soda 0

Soldiers of Soda

Back in the day, apparently you could get into the Saturday Matinee for what? A dollar? Thirty-Five cents? Nope! Just six 7-up bottle caps! You could probably find them in the alley behind Uncle...