Abdul's official "The past is a foreign country" thread.

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Re: Abdul's official "The past is a foreign country" thread.

Post by ceptimus » Fri May 17, 2019 6:32 pm

From the same link, a publicity shot from the 1920s showing the appeal of the Ner-A-Car to ladies:

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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Fri May 17, 2019 6:34 pm

Bathing beauties. 8)
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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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Post by shemp » Sat May 18, 2019 2:03 pm

Witness wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 10:34 pm

https://i.imgur.com/DiyffQ2.gifv
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Post by Pyrrho » Sat May 18, 2019 2:05 pm

Almost got some of those guys...and all of them were within range of a detached rotor blade...
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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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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Tue May 21, 2019 12:23 pm

I'm doubting the Bikini story as a full explanation.

How did Bikini Atoll original inhabitants dress before the US Army made them leave?
Bikinis (with no tops) like many another Pacific Islander (both sexes), right?

All Frenchy "invented" was the top, the etiological legend, and selling them to haole.
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Post by ed » Tue May 21, 2019 1:02 pm

Abdul Alhazred wrote:
Tue May 21, 2019 12:23 pm
I'm doubting the Bikini story as a full explanation.

How did Bikini Atoll original inhabitants dress before the US Army made them leave?
Bikinis (with no tops) like many another Pacific Islander (both sexes), right?

All Frenchy "invented" was the top, the etiological legend, and selling them to haole.

The two piece swimsuit was in existence before da bomb. Da bomb was just a clever way to market it. Nothing to see here, move on.
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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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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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Post by robinson » Fri May 24, 2019 5:02 pm

Abdul Alhazred wrote:
Sat Apr 04, 2015 3:12 am
Witness wrote:Well, research had to be done… :P

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Just one more year. :mrgreen:
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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Fri May 24, 2019 5:35 pm

robinson wrote:
Fri May 24, 2019 5:02 pm
Abdul Alhazred wrote:
Sat Apr 04, 2015 3:12 am
Witness wrote:Well, research had to be done… :P

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[typo edited]
Just one more year. :mrgreen:
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Sorry to have to break it to you, robinson.

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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sat May 25, 2019 1:06 pm

Real picture fake caption.

Those are the original prototype for X-Ray Specs TM :BigGrin3:
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Post by Pyrrho » Sat May 25, 2019 1:57 pm

It's from Popular Mechanics.

https://longstreet.typepad.com/thescien ... dd/page/4/
Lurking in the pages of the Spetmeber 1930 issue of Popular Mechanics is this little-known portrait of Dr. Odd, who was simply displaying his latest gizmo: a battery-powered set of specs with lightbulbs on the rims to be used for reading in dim light.
That site is a motherlode for this thread...and there are many examples of suppressed technology!

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