1. When we used to eat off Radioactive Glassware
Uranium glass was once made into tableware and household items, but fell out of widespread use when the availability of uranium to most industries was sharply curtailed during the Cold War in the 1940s to 1990s. Most such objects are now considered antiques or retro-era collectibles, although there has been a minor revival in art glassware. Uranium glass also fluoresces bright green under ultraviolet light and can register above background radiation on a sufficiently sensitive Geiger counter, although most pieces of uranium glass are considered to be harmless and only negligibly radioactive.
Found on Wikipedia.
2. JVC Video Capsule Television/Radio , 1978
From the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
3. Susanna Lewis Wizard of Oz Socks, 1978
Found on Flickr.
4. Gold sandals with toe and fingers covers, belonged to minor wives of Thutmoses III, ca 1460 B.C, Egypt
Found on Reddit’s Artefact Porn.
5. Details at Leptis Magna, Libya
Found on Legendary Scholar.
6. An In & Out Burger, smaller than a Matchstick Head
Found on The Daily Mini.
7. Someone’s collection of cheese labels from the 1940s and 50s
Full collection on Flickr.
8. The RAF pilot who dropped the Tricolor Flag on Nazi occupied Paris
In 1942 an RAF pilot flew to occupied Paris, dropped a huge French flag over the Arc de Triomphe, then shot up the Gestapo HQ. It was done to cheer up the French and annoy the Germans.
Read the full story on the Telegraph.
9. How the Victorians Saw the Future of Retail
The illustrator is Grant E. Hamilton, drawn in 1895 and notice the title printed at the bottom reads “What We are Coming to.” More of a satirical take on urban evolution, Hamilton pokes some rather pointed fun at the tendency of capitalist industry to relentlessly intensify the scale of commercial real-estate development.
Found on Paleofuture.
10. Architect Carlo Mollino’s Secret Stash of Erotic Polaroids (NSFW)
Uncovered among his personal effects, taken by the Turin-based architect himself.
More from the collection found on Design Boom.
11. A Jeff Goldblum Text Generator
12. This Fireplace
Josep Pascó Casa Casas-Carrbó, Barcelona 1902. Found via This isn’t Happiness.