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1950s economy class. (Groucho in the front seat?)
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The one goyische comedian of that era, not counting African Americans and New York Italians.

I'll bet he had Jewish writers. :BigGrin3:
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College Notebook (MS Add. 4000)

Add. 4000 is a small notebook that Newton appears to have begun using in the winter of 1663-4. He continued to write in it extensively over the next two or three years, mostly jotting down personal annotation of his mathematical discoveries. It contains notes on his mathematical and geometrical reading, drawn from Frans van Schooten’s Exercitationum mathematicarum (Leiden, 1657) and from his edition of the works of François Viète (Leiden, 1646), as well as from the writings of William Oughtred and of the Oxford mathematician, John Wallis. Newton was particularly interested in Wallis’ Arithmetica infinitorum (included in his Operum Mathematicorum Pars Altera (1656)), in which problems of mathematical methods of reasoning about the quadrature of areas and volumes through consideration of their indivisible elements of line and surface were set out. This notebook also contains evidence of the development of Newton’s own mathematical skill in this period, especially his study of infinite series and development of the binomial theorem, the evolution of the differential calculus, and its application to the problem of quadratures and integration. Although Newton had been inspired in his mathematical work on curved lines and surfaces by reading Wallis and most likely by listening to the lectures that Barrow delivered in 1664, his knowledge of Descartes’ geometry was also critical in these discoveries. This notebook also contains Newton’s investigation of the musical scale in ‘Of Musick’ (c. 1665) [fols 138r-143r]. Musical theory was at the time considered as part of the mathematical sciences.
You can read Newton's personal notebook here: https://cudl.lib.cam.ac.uk/view/MS-ADD-04000/1 (image server temporarily unavailable as I post)


Update, here's a page. Very legible hand for the times!

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1929: The 'George Bennie Railplane System of Transport' experimental railway in Scotland
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What was the power source?
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http://douglas-self.com/MUSEUM/LOCOLOCO ... oprail.htm
The Bennie Railplane was a streamlined coach powered at each end by an electric motor driving a four-bladed propeller. Each motor was rated at a continuous 60 bhp.The railplane was a monorail, suspended from a single rail above, with a stabilising rail below. The projected cruising speed was up to 120 miles per hour. Braking was partly by means of the overhead wheels, assisted by reversing the rear propellor. It was patented in 1921.

In 1929-30 a test track about a quarter of a mile in length was built over an LNER line at Milngavie, on the outskirts of Glasgow. Many successful tests and demonstrations were made, but no investors were forthcoming. The track was dismantled in 1941 as part of the WW2 scrap metal campaign, and sadly George Bennie died in obscurity in 1954.
But it was really a Soviet invention.

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The Russian Aerowagon was an experimental high-speed railcar powered by an aircraft engine with a two-blade propeller. It was invented by Valerian Abakovsky, a Soviet engineer from Latvia, and built in 1917. It was capable of speeds of up to 87 mph (140 km/h), and was originally intended to carry Soviet officials at a faster pace than conventional trains.

The Aerowagon made a test rip from Moscow to the Tula collieries to test it on 24 July 1921; all went well on the outward journey, but on the return leg to Moscow it derailed at high speed near Serpukhov, killing six of the 22 people on board. One of those killed was Abakovsky. The project was abandoned.
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The problem of high speed has always been keeping the damn thing on the tracks
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Invention of the selfie stick, late 40ies:

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Selfie rope (it activated the shutter)
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If you look even more closely, its obviously a selfie-penis.

No wonder she's smiling.
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Collaboratices?
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Slept with the enemy. It's from Sancheville, 1945 I presume.
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Pairs well with Billy Beer:

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The flash of light you saw in the sky was not a UFO. Swamp gas from a weather balloon was trapped in a thermal pocket and reflected the light from Venus.
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1951, circumstances unknown.
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If that's Imogene Coca, I remember that show. :oldman:
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