We’re spoiled today in that there are a ton of new “genius” inventions that are presented to us on a daily basis. But as far as we’ve come — you’re reading this on a computer the size of your hand, most likely — they had some, shall we say, “different” ideas about what would be genius a few decades ago.
Some seem rather brilliant, while others make you glad that they stayed back in the past. (Looking at you, vibrating bra.)
Call me crazy, and I know there were no Starbucks around, but this doesn’t seem safe. According to the designer, the machine held enough water for three cups of coffee and could also be used for preparing soups, boiling eggs, or heating water for washing or shaving. Great if you live out of your car. Not so great if you want to survive.
A woman crossing 5th Ave. and Broadway to Madison Square Park.
Have you ever wondered what the “concrete jungle” of New York City looked like more than 100 years ago? Thanks to the Library of Congress Flickr account, now you can see hundreds of remarkable images documenting New York City at the turn of the century.
It was an era of unprecedented change for America, and it’s amazing to see how things have changed since then. Here are a few highlights of photos from between 1910 and 1915.
With advances in technology, tons of jobs exist today that didn’t exist 100, 50, or even 10 years ago. But with technology comes the elimination of certain jobs that were once considered necessary in some way, shape, or form — such as these occupations that have gone the way of the dinosaur.
There was no hitting the snooze back in the day. Also called “knocker-uppers” (which takes on a much different meaning today) people were employed to make sure folks woke up on time, usually employing sticks, pebbles, or clubs to knock on the doors and windows. Nowadays they would be called “disturbing the peace.”
"I'm going to the bathroom to read." - Elvis Presley
Most people don’t know that the last words they say might be the last words they ever say. But, for these famous people, they made those final words count — whether they knew they were their last words or not.
It’s almost the big day. You have people coming over sooner rather than later and you’re already so stressed that you’re thinking about faking your own kidnapping and starting a new life on a deserted island where the only thing you have to cook is coconut over a flame.
Okay. That’s a little extreme, but you’re looking for some tips to make cooking the Thanksgiving meal the least stressful part of the gathering. Well, have no fear (or plans of escaping the country) and try out some of these helpful hints. You’ll thank us later.
No one wants to wake up super early to throw the bird in the oven. Slow cook it in the oven overnight to save time and space. Plus, the meat will marinate for longer, giving you more tender, juicy meat.