Let’s get this out of the way right away — “Just slightly ahead of our time.” was a fabulous tagline and they’ve never surpassed it. Not even close.
Did you know you used to be able to get record players installed in your car?
Have you met The Electric Prunes mentioned in the body copy?
Six Panasonic D batteries will set you back around $15 these days. Last time I checked, at least.
Panasonic made the first bread machine. Who knew!? Well, probably Panasonic.
Eat more potatoes.
You have toes, so eat potatoes.
Dig those potatoes, man.
Tonight, we’re having potatoes!
Potato — the egg of the underworld.
There’s nothing hotter than a potato.
“No matter how you spell it, it’s still potatos.”— Dan Quayle
Eat yer taters.
Potatoes — The rocks you can eat.
Your bud, the spud.
Mash things up.
The potato — North America’s banana.
Potatoes — America’s favorite lumpy nutrition.
Are potatoes ok?
Where fries come from.
Hey! It’s a potato!
Farmer go boom.
The once-free book will now set you back $50 at Abe Books.
If it’s so safe, why did it say “Dangerous” on the crate?
Did you know that the Nobel prizes were pretty much made possible by dynamite?
Titanic trivia? Sure!
Icebergs too? As you wish.
What does he or she mean about “that way”? I’m not sure, but it probably involves a riding crop and lots of Vaseline.
I’m sorry, but Lady Nettleton can’t come to the phone right now. She’s having tea with Mrs. Nesbit.
I’ve heard of gila monsters, and Gilly, and ghillie suits, but I never knew that a ghillie was also a type of shoe. Who knew!?
Looks like Marie McMillin was a real person and so is the story. (The actual dialogue might’ve been altered somewhat for marketing purposes.)
Here she is fo’ reals.
And the Internet being the Internet, somebody asked if it’s possible to smoke a cigarette while skydiving.
[Pursesnatcher going through stolen bag…] “Hey! Cigars!”
It looks like the uncredited artist was Mort Drucker of MAD Magazine fame. Rest in peace, Mort. Also, rest in peace, MAD Magazine.
Pursette’s company, Campana, had one heck of a factory building in Batavia.
“How do you sell what you can’t talk about?”
What a lovely and fashionable girl.
What do you suppose the 1913 ad she was featured in was selling?
Go ahead, take a guess.
An upscale department store?
The season’s latest fur styles?
A vacation to exotic Canada?
What are you, some kind of wise guy!?
It’s an ad for embalming fluid.
D-uh. It’s so obvious now!
Ripley’s has a lovely handful of weird embalming stories just waiting for you.
The next time you’re in Houston, don’t forget to stop at the National Museum of Funeral History. Slogan: “Any day above ground is a good one.”
I know! I’m sad I missed out on this auction too.
This product has gone through a few name changes, from Happy Jax to Sugar Crisp to Super Sugar Crisp to Super Golden Crisp to Golden Crisp.
In 2008, Consumer Reports revealed a study that found two cereals that were more than 50% sugar. This was one of them, the other being Kellogg’s Honey Smacks (the one with the frog).
Bears have quite a history of liking the sweet stuff.
The first Ferris wheel was built for Chicago’s 1893 World’s Fair by… George W.G. Ferris Jr.