Category Archives: Oddities

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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Fun Stuff: Testicle Festival

Ya gotta love Santa Cruz!

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Oddities: Corpse Couture

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Oddities: Rare Two Headed Rhino

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Fun Stuff: Crazy Invention 1932

1932 Fire alarm box puts handcuff on user.

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Apple Sues Over Patent Infringement

Complaints: shawnwees@nomail.com

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1896 Oxydonor – Gives Vigorous Health!

What the heck were they thinking? It looks like she’s tethered to a fishbowl. Bizarre!

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Our Future As Imagined In 1900

Drawing from the 1900 World Exhibition in Paris. Thanks, Mary!

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“B.O.” – A Real Danger (1932 ad)

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1932 Radio Ashtray

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1932 Air Driven Auto – Check out this car!

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Tear Gas Gun 1932

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1932 Fire Alarm Box (this one’s for you, Mahalia)

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1932 Dead Horse (page 1 of 3)

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1932 Dead Horse (page 2 of 3)

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1932 Dead Horse (page 3 of 3)

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1932 Cars On Stilts

Splash along as you please on flooded roads and highways. Simply raise your car up on stilts so that the body rests several feet above the undercarriage and wheels, and GO!

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Oddities: Operation Halt’s Girl’s Laughing – 1936

This article was in the Los Angeles Times March 8, 1936: Ten days of spasmodic laughing ended today for Teresa Hawkins. The 18 year old brunet business college student rested comfortably after an abdominal operation to relieve a psychoneurotic condition. … Continue reading

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Oddities: A Product of the Paris Morgue – 1881

This article was in the Los Angeles Daily Times Dec. 4, 1881: (New York Telegram) Last week the habitues of the Paris Morgue were greatly puzzled by a curious India-rubber leg that lay exposed for recognition on one of the … Continue reading

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