1. For those with an appreciation for Striped Awnings
A little booklet from 1923, found on the Internet Archive.
2. The 1956 Inter 175A Berline Micro Car
The Inter was designed and built by an aircraft company. The French engineers at S.N.C.A.N. (Societe Nationale de Construction AeroNautique) had applied all they knew from plane design and construction into a three-wheeler – and it wore its aeronautical heritage on its sleeve.
Found on Silodrome.
3. The AKAT-1, a Polish made analog computer from the 1960s
Currently lives at the Museum of Technology (Muzeum Techniki) in Warsaw, Poland. Found on Tumblr.
4. Abandoned somewhere in France
Photographed by Julien Harlaut.
5. Kyle Montgomery’s “Crystal Mary”
6. The Trailer for the 1990 film adaptation of The Handmaid’s Tale
7. Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec’s little-known Brothel Bed Series
Think of Toulouse-Lautrec and the first thing that springs to mind may be exuberant scenes filled with black stockings and white underskirts, wide hats and red scarves, dancehalls crowded with theatrical revellers.…
Towards the end of 1892, a Paris brothel on the rue d’Ambroise commissioned Lautrec to decorate its salon… During this time Lautrec would apparently spend extensive periods living in the brothel itself, where he was apparently accepted as a friend and confidant, which allowed him to observe the everyday lives of the women more closely. He ended up producing hundreds of related artworks…
Found on The Public Domain Review.
8. Torturous Lingerie from a 1956 Home Shopping Catalogue
Montgomery Ward Albany 1956 Spring And Summer, browse the full catalogue here.
9. Slavic Cossack dancing known as Hopak
Anyone get the feeling these guys could dance circles around the world’s highest-paid ballerinas?
10. That time a Saudi Prince Bought Plane Tickets for His 80 Falcons
11. Polar Bear Jail
Polar bear jail (also known as Polar Bear Holding Facility) is a special building in Churchill, Manitoba where polar bears that are considered troublesome or dangerous are isolated before they can be relocated… Before establishing the facility, polar bears who were considered dangerous used to be shot. The premise is that extended captivity would create a sense of danger for the bears so that they will be reluctant to approach the town.
Read more about it on Wikipedia.
12. The Most Dangerous Animal in the World
On June 8, 1963, the Illustrated London News ran the following story about an exhibition at the gorilla house at The Bronx Zoo in New York City. The exhibit told visitors:
“You are looking at the most dangerous animal in the world. It alone of all the animals that ever lived can exterminate (and has) entire species of animals. Now it has the power to wipe out all life on earth.”
Found on Flashbak.
13. Just a Squirrel, Eating at a Cheers Bar
Someone made a Cheers bar for this squirrel and it’s the best thing I’ve ever seen.
— Joshua Potash (@JoshuaPotash) April 24, 2020