1. The Highly Questionable Advertisements of Newport, 1970s-80s
“Alive with pleasure!” adverts that were in magazines everywhere in the 70s and 80s, found on Vintage Everyday.
2. The Museum of Endangered Sounds
Yep, a place on the internet where sounds made famous by my favorite old technologies and electronics equipment are being preserved. Click a thumbnail to take a listen down memory lane.
Typography of Guatemala City’s Zone 1 district
Find more Guatemalan fonts from Richard Heap
3. A Victorian Urinal
Found on Caroline’s Miscellany
4. Lego’s Instructions to Parents in 1974
Found on Twitter
5. Ernest Hemingway Novels in 15 Seconds
Found on Instagram
6. This Man’s Story
In around 1810, an escaped slave began writing in a mysterious script on the walls of his jail cell in North Carolina. Fascinated onlookers came to marvel and guess what the symbols meant, until someone finally identified the language as Arabic. But that’s just the beginning of the story.
The autobiography of Omar Ibn Said, Muslim scholar turned slave, found in the latest episode on BackStoryRadio.
7. The Chinese Village whose Blonde, Blue-eyed Inhabitants are believed to descended from a ‘lost legion’ of Roman soldiers
Tests found that the DNA of some villagers in Liqian, on the fringes of the Gobi Desert in north-western China, was 56 per cent Caucasian in origin. Many of the villagers have blue or green eyes, long noses and even fair hair, prompting speculation that they have European blood. A local man, Cai Junnian (pictured above by Jonathan Kos-Read), is nicknamed by his friends and relatives Cai Luoma, or Cai the Roman, and is one of many villagers convinced that he is descended from the lost legion.
Found on the Telegraph
8. The Fly in Drive in Theatre
Waiter taking order for customers at fly-in drive-in theatre.
On June 3, 1948 Edward Brown Jr., a former navy pilot, opened the first Fly-In Drive-In Theater in Farmingdale, New Jersey. There was room for 500 cars and 25 airplanes. The planes landed at an airfield next to the Drive-In, then they would taxi to the last row which was set up for planes. When the movies were over Mr. Brown provided a jeep to tow the planes back to the airfield.
Photographed by Martha Holmes in 1949, found in the LIFE Archives.
9. Cactusland, the largest cactus nursery in the United Kingdom
10. This Lady
No information on this sassy senorita, but she’s pretty popular on Pinterest. Any clues?
11. The Christmas Sweater Suit
Shinesty has released a line of three incredible suits inspired by ugly Christmas sweaters. The three designs are The Ugly Christmas Sweater Suit, the Holiday Tree Suit, and The Rudolph. Found on Laughing Squid.
12. A Museum of Lost America, Surviving Off the Map
13. NYC Pot Bust caught on Film, 1948
Found on Dangerous Minds