The Lavery Electric Automatic Phrenometer whirrs into action, August 1907. It supposedly measured the activity of the brain, but in actuality it studied the bumps on one’s head with hopes to gain insight about their personality. This is the portable version. (from Getty Images’ book "Decades of the 20th Century—1900s" by Nick Yapp, scanned by WeirdVintage)
People flocking to the beach at Coney Island, ca. 1935.
The “get-out-of-jail-free card” that Goose gives the triker was an on-set joke. Because of the limited budget, the biker gang was an actual biker gang (the Vigilantes), and they had to ride to the set each day in-costume; often with their prop weapons displayed. Since the production company expected them to be pulled over by the local police, each was given a letter explaining the film’s peculiar requirements, and asking for law-enforcement’s understanding & cooperation. (x)
Mad Max (1979)
The Dyatlov Pass Incident 1959
If you do not know of this mystery you will now and it’s scary as shit.
On February 2nd, 1959, during the cold winter on Kholat Syakhl (“Mountain of the Dead”) in Russia, nine intrepid ski hikers decided to do what they do best, which is ski hike. On February 26th, the first of their very dead bodies turned up.
It was the discovery at the campgrounds that the ski hikers’ tent was shredded the skiers were scattered around the grounds wearing either very sparse clothing or just their underwear. Three of them were found with crushed ribs and fractured skulls, but no visible defense marks or other signs of a struggle.
One of the bodies was missing a tongue. Trace levels of radiation were supposedly found on their bodies. The official statement on what happened was about as vague as possible, saying it was caused by an “unknown compelling force.”
The story has become an internet sensation over the years, with many people blaming aliens, and then ghosts, and then the yeti, or possibly all of them working in tandem.
So there’s six things that freak people out about this one:
1. The no-tongued woman
2. A mysterious orange tan on the dead bodies
3. The ripped tents
4. The hikers’ lack of clothing
5. The crushing damage done to three of the hikers
6. The traces of radioactivity
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A woman stands on the side of the road challenging civil rights marchers with a hand written sign. Bogalusa, Louisiana, in 1965.
A ‘64 Chevrolet for everyone..
Robert Morello, 1978.