Just in case you forgot. #thecuteness

Just in case you forgot. #thecuteness

theremina:

Holy fuck this is a splendid thing. From the packaging, to the Dagwood comic strip, to a government-promoted pamphlet called “Prospecting for Uranium”  to the fact that there are multiple forms of uranium included, it’s just… I don’t… GUH. There’s a geiger counter, an electroscope, a miniature cloud chamber, a spinthariscope… I don’t even. 

"Science kits these days don’t contain many items that you couldn’t already find around the house: salt, balloons, magnets and a few odds and ends. But kids who were lucky enough to have wealthy parents in the early 1950s had the unprecedented chance to play with uranium ore in this very cool science kit. The Gilbert U-238 Atomic Energy Lab was only sold from 1951 to 1952, and at the time its $50 price tag was too steep for many families.”

So they discontinued it. Nowadays, on auction sites, full kits go for thousands of dollars to avid collectors.

Amazeballs.

Swell!

(Source: gajitz.com)

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objectoccult:

Before the availability of the tape recorder and during the 1950s, when vinyl was scarce, people in the Soviet Union began making records of banned Western music on discarded x-rays. With the help of a special device, banned bootlegged jazz and rock ‘n’ roll records were “pressed” on thick radiographs salvaged from hospital waste bins and then cut into discs of 23-25 centimeters in diameter. “They would cut the X-ray into a crude circle with manicure scissors and use a cigarette to burn a hole,” says author Anya von Bremzen. “You’d have Elvis on the lungs, Duke Ellington on Aunt Masha’s brain scan — forbidden Western music captured on the interiors of Soviet citizens.”


Neato

objectoccult:

Before the availability of the tape recorder and during the 1950s, when vinyl was scarce, people in the Soviet Union began making records of banned Western music on discarded x-rays. With the help of a special device, banned bootlegged jazz and rock ‘n’ roll records were “pressed” on thick radiographs salvaged from hospital waste bins and then cut into discs of 23-25 centimeters in diameter. “They would cut the X-ray into a crude circle with manicure scissors and use a cigarette to burn a hole,” says author Anya von Bremzen. “You’d have Elvis on the lungs, Duke Ellington on Aunt Masha’s brain scan — forbidden Western music captured on the interiors of Soviet citizens.”

Neato

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danism1:

Supermarket frozen food display case circa 1953.


I like

danism1:

Supermarket frozen food display case circa 1953.

I like

(Source: danismm)

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meganlynnkott:

My husband is the evil genius behind this beautiful fan-art mashup of the Muppets & Twin Peaks that was featured on the AV Club today (and i09 yesterday!).  I’m very proud <3 <3 <3

Noice!!!!

meganlynnkott:

My husband is the evil genius behind this beautiful fan-art mashup of the Muppets & Twin Peaks that was featured on the AV Club today (and i09 yesterday!).  I’m very proud <3 <3 <3

Noice!!!!

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Portland Peeps! Max, Randall, @valree at #sizzlepie

Portland Peeps! Max, Randall, @valree at #sizzlepie

Husband @umpqua and uncle Dan. What&#8217;s that look mean? #oregoncoast #newportoregon #judgedredd #beardsofinstagram #familyfuntime

Husband @umpqua and uncle Dan. What’s that look mean? #oregoncoast #newportoregon #judgedredd #beardsofinstagram #familyfuntime

My new fave tumblr!!

My new fave tumblr!!

(Source: vintagederp)

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Sweet and squeeeeshed

Sweet and squeeeeshed

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Oh oh oh it&#8217;s Magic - you knooow! One of my furriest fun time friends and official mascot of @bonjourteaspoon

Oh oh oh it’s Magic - you knooow! One of my furriest fun time friends and official mascot of @bonjourteaspoon