30 Hilariously Hideous Ads of Men’s Fashion from the ’70s

Jun 25, 2015 By Abby Heugel 0

If you were alive in the 1970s, some of these hilariously hideous men’s fashion ads might not come as a shock to you.

If you were born any time after 1980, however, you will thank your lucky stars that you didn’t live in a time when people actually thought mustard knits, garish patterns, ridiculously short jeans shorts, and pants as tight as saran wrap were acceptable as the norm.

Now, granted, today’s “fashion” is also highly questionable, but these polyester jumpsuits and plaid monstrosities make you wonder what they were thinking…

I’m so fancy with my belted sweater.

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Via: Imgur

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You Won’t Believe That These 18 Awesome Things Were Actually Invented By Mistake

Jun 10, 2015 By Abby Heugel 0

Most inventors spend years and years trying to create and perfect what they hope will be a life-changing product.

And, yet, some of the most fascinating and brilliant discoveries actually came about as an accident. Mistakes, in fact, that have had a seriously lasting impact on the world as we know it today.

Chocolate Chip Cookies

In 1930, Ruth Wakefield, owner of the Toll House Inn, just wanted to make some chocolate cookies, but discovered she was out of baker’s chocolate. As a substitute she broke sweetened Nestle chocolate into small pieces and added them to the cookie dough. She expected the chocolate to melt, making chocolate cookies, but the little bits stuck.

At the time, she called them “Toll House Crunch Cookies” and they became extremely popular locally. Because her cookies increased sales in Nestle’s semi-sweet chocolate bars, Andrew Nestle and Wakefield came to an agreement that they would print the recipe on it’s package and she would be given a lifetime supply of Nestle chocolate.

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Image: Wikipedia

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They Thought They Were Just Renovating a School, But They Discovered an INCREDIBLE Key to the Past

Jun 9, 2015 By Abby Heugel 0

Workers renovating an Oklahoma City high school were transported back into time when they made a startling discovery that somehow survived, untouched, for nearly 100 years.

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30 Hilariously Hideous Ads of Men’s Fashion from the ’70s

Jun 6, 2015 By Abby Heugel 0

25 Unusual Vintage Medical Items You Can Actually Purchase

May 27, 2015 By Megan Berman 0

The invention of the Internet has given us many gifts: on-demand television, a 24-7 news cycle, social media and, of course, the ability to buy almost anything and have it delivered right to your door.

One such market for feeding your Internet shopping addiction is Etsy — the internet’s cool-vintage-shop, where you can buy everything from a real mink stole to a repurposed apothecary jar from the 1800s.

But push through the pages of hand-painted wedding invitations and sparkly brooches from the 80s, and you’ll find that here’s a darker side to the world’s consignment store. A place where you can buy all the deliciously creepy vintage medical ephemera your little heart desires…

A set of vintage medical teeth, which have been cleaned and polished — though you can apparently re-stain them with Tim Holtz alcohol stains.

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Via: Etsy

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25 Unusual Vintage Medical Items You Can Actually Purchase

May 12, 2015 By Megan Berman 0

You Won’t Believe That These 18 Things Were Actually Invented By Mistake

May 10, 2015 By Abby Heugel 0