1. Train Travel in the 1800s
The interior of a Rococo period Pullman train car.
Found on the Newberry Library.
2. An opera house on the US–Canada border where the stage is in one country and half the audience is in another
3. Tarantino’s original cast wish list for “Pulp Fiction”
If you look really close in the top right corner (zoom in here) you can see that it says
Written for Harvey, if unavailable other possibilities
Found on Reddit.
4. Rare Behind-the-Scenes Photos of “Goodfellas”
These still photos from Goodfellas which are used during a Lorraine Bracco voiceover to demonstrate the tight bond between the Hills and the Conways during the good years.
Found on Vintage Everyday.
5. Soviet Cigarettes
Found on the Present & Correct blog.
6. One of the First Coca Cola Bottles
Early 20th century, when the coca was still in the cola. Found on L’Europe aux Anciens Parapets.
7. A Brooklyn Bar Menu Generator
You can use this handy Brooklyn Bar Menu Generator to generate a name and menu for your fine establishment – absolutely no imagination necessary…
8. This Camel that went to the Barber
Found on So Bad So Good.
9. The Britannic
The Britannic, a massive British steamer and sister ship to the Titanic, launches from Belfast Harbor in 1914. The Britannic sank two years later after encountering a German mine field in the Meditteranean sea.
Found on National Geographic.
10. This Miniature Instagram Account
11. The Cute Little Gadget that’s going to Save Your Life
What if your most important belongings could talk to you and send you a message to tell you you’re leaving them behind before you potentially lose them forever or forget them at home on a day you’re really going to need them? You might have heard about the technology that helps you track down your lost belongings but this is something entirely new. The O actually prevents you from losing anything, before you even have the chance to leave it behind.
It’s going to end our losing streak forever….
The O has nearly reached its funding goals on Kickstarter. Backers will be the first to get the gadget (as early as February 2016) at a major discount.
Back this project on Kickstarter.
12. Hobbit House Garden Sheds For Sale
Get yours on Etsy.
13. How a Black Man From Missouri Transformed Himself Into the Indian Liberace
Before Liberace, there was Korla Pandit. He was a pianist from New Delhi, India, and dazzled national audiences in the 1950s with his unique keyboard skills and exotic compositions on the Hammond B3 organ… Offstage, Korla—known as the “Godfather of Exotica”— was living the American dream: he had a house in the Hollywood hills, a beautiful blonde wife, two kids, and a social circle that included Errol Flynn and Bob Hope…
Like most everything in Hollywood, it was all smoke and mirrors. His charade wasn’t his stage name—it was his race. Korla Pandit, born John Roland Redd, was a light skinned black man from St. Louis, Missouri. It was a secret he kept until the day he died – Read the editorial piece on New Republic.
Korla captured the hearts of countless Los Angeles housewives in the 50s. In the 90s he resurfaced as a cult figure with the tiki / lounge music aficionados, filling clubs, skating rinks and bars with retro hipsters. Often pegged as a “man of mystery”, Korla lived up to that billing when he took an amazing secret with him to his grave in 1998 – one that is revealed in a new documentary called Korla…