Category Archives: Fascinating Stuff

Fun Stuff: Testicle Festival 2015

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Moss Landing: 1919 First Whale Caught (3 photos)

These 3 fascinating photos were sent to me by reader Carol Harrington: Photo#1: Photo#2: Photo#3:  

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Genealogy: Adam + Eve (2 pages) 4004 b.c.

I never knew Adam and Eve were direct descendants of Methuselah, born 3317 b.c.

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Davenport: 1955 Fallout Shelter

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Oddities: Corpse Couture

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Fascinating Stuff: 1925 Invention

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What the Heck Is It? Congrats to WINNER Dan Sedenquist via Facebook

Link courtesy of Ronnie Trubek: http://www.santacruzsentinel.com/ci_21805558/century-old-wave-motor-piques-curiosity-santa-cruz

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Fun Stuff: 1925 Hair Remover

OUCH!

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Fascinating Stuff: Photos of Famous Landmarks Under Construction

I just checked out this link and it’s really cool! It’s a fascinating site displaying photographs of famous landmarks during their construction stages including the Golden Gate Bridge, Eiffel Tower, Statue of Liberty and more: http://io9.com/photos-of-famous-landmarks-while-they-were-still-under-510437453 Thanks to filiopietism prism … Continue reading

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How’s Your Disposition Today? 1956

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Oddities: Rare Two Headed Rhino

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San Francisco: 1951 photos of SF taken from Submarine Periscope

Thanks to Mary Andersen for sending me this fascinating link! http://sfg.ly/12PEXRY

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Video: 1906 San Francisco, Just Before Earthquake

This film was shot shortly before the big earthquake and fire that destroyed much of San Francisco in 1906. My grandfather Harvey was there, age 9, with his father and grandmother. I have an audio tape of him talking in … Continue reading

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Santa Cruz: Testicle Festival

You gotta love Santa Cruz County!

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Tunnel-Lift in Switzerland

Schweiz-Suisse-Switzerlan Schema Tunnel-Lift Trummelbach-Wasserfalle im Lauterbrunnental.

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1932 Robot Phone Dialer

Now here’s a clever invention, circa 1932.

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What The Heck Is It? WINNER!!!

Reader cjm got it right! It’s a sawdust containment shed. Here is the photo series:  

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What The Heck Is It? Clue #1

Here is clue #1. Can you guess what the heck this is?

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1932 Air Gun For Car

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Amphibian Bicycle 1932

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1980 Interest rates 11 3/4% to 25% in Santa Cruz County

This is my first mortgage calculator booklet showing 1980 interest rates in Santa Cruz County. The low was 11 3/4% and went up to 25%! I sold real estate then and still do today.

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Easter Island Statues May Have Walked into Place

From the Guardian, a fascinating theory about how the Easter Island statues may have been positioned. http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2012/oct/25/easter-island-statues-walked-into-position

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Fascinating Stuff: Easter Island Uncovered

For all these years we thought it was just a bunch of rock heads sticking up out of the ground! My sister sent me these amazing photos from the Easter Island Statue Project. Click on any photo for enlarged view. … Continue reading

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