1. A 1969 Barber Shop Car
This 1969 Barber car was designed by car-customizer Joe Bailon at a time when the custom car craze was first starting and a demand for wilder and wilder vehicles was emerging. Complete with twin antique barber chairs, authentic barber poles that doubled as turn signals and even a porcelain sink with running hot and cold water, positioned between two authentic barber poles that worked as turn signals, the car ran on a 400 horsepower Corvette engine installed at the front.
also by the same designer, The Pink Panther Car…!
2. Polka Dot Men’s Chinos
3. A Young Bob Marley
4. Postage Stamp Paintings
See more postage stamp paintings by Molly Rausch
5. The Palazzo Orlandi Guesthouse in Italy
This 18th century fresco heaven is the Casa Orlando, a palazzo in Prato, Italy that was painstakingly renovated by Italian architect Sabrina Bignami. It now serves partly as her private residence as well as an exclusive three-room guesthouse. For more reservations and more information about the guesthouse you can write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Images by Nathalie Krug via Yatzer
6. Into the Abyss
Guillaume Nery base jumping at Dean’s Blue Hole. Full video here.
7. Disney on … Menstruation, circa 1946
The Story of Menstruation is a 1946 is 10-minute animated film produced by Walt Disney Productions in 1946. It was commissioned by the International Cello-Cotton Company (now Kimberly-Clark) and was shown to approximately 105 million American students in health education classes. It was one of the first commercially sponsored films to be distributed to high schools. It was distributed with a booklet for teachers and students called ‘Very Personally Yours’. The Story of Menstruation is believed to be the first film to use the word vagina in its screenplay. Neither sexuality nor reproduction is mentioned in the film, and an emphasis on sanitation makes it, as Disney historian Jim Korkis has suggested: “a hygienic crisis rather than a maturation event.”
8. Summer Kamp with the Klu Klux Klan
This 1924 brochure advertises a Ku Klux Klan summer resort near Rockport, Texas. The KKK saw its members as poorer and less advantaged than a corrupt mainstream elite and encouraged charity—for the “right” kinds of people and the Kool Koast Kamp was meant to serve people who are “not [usually] privileged to enjoy an outing such as this will afford.” Such families might “dream of a trip to Atlantic City or Palm Beach,” but then “crank up old Lizzie, throw the kids in and head for [the Kamp],” which would be “much cooler, much cheaper, more restful and greater sport.”
via The Vault
9. James Cameron’s Abandoned Movie Set for The Abyss
For the 1989 science fiction film ‘The Abyss‘, James Cameron chose an uncomplete nuclear power plant in South Carolina as the location to build the largest underwater film set ever built, filling the tank to a depth of 40 feet with 7 million US gallons of water. After filming the set was left abandoned because the cost of deconstruction was too high. It was finally demolished in 2007.
10. Not your Average Tights
11. A Virtual Laser Keyboard for iPad and iPhone
Okay here’s one for those of us that love gadgets that make us feel like we’re in a Jetsons cartoon or an episode of Star Trek. Here are the basics:
- Laser projects a full-size keyboard onto any flat surface
- Connects to most any Bluetooth-enabled device including iPad, iPhone and most laptops.
- Rechargeable battery lasts for 150 minutes
The Cube Laser Virtual Keyboard retails at $149.99, find a video demo on ThinkGeek.com.
12. An arrest warrant for Winston Churchill
In 1899, when a handsome young Winston Churchill was travelling South Africa as a war correspondent during the Boer War (the British forces against the Dutch settlers), he got into a spot of trouble. After an ambush on a British train, Churchill was captured and thrown into a camp as a prisoner of war. Amazingly, he managed to escape after 27 days by leaping over the prison walls in the middle of the night. He survived a perilous 300 mile journey to safety on just four bars of chocolate. Meanwhile, the Boers were circulating a warrant for his arrest. Tales of Churchill’s brave escapades made him a hero back in Britain and when he ran for Parliament in 1900, he of course won.
13. The ‘leaked’ Backstage rider for Grumpy Cat
Love the instructions for Attendants! via The Soup
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