I just can’t get over the emotion evident on his face here.
To think that…when he visited Carl in his office at Cornell as an applicant and Carl reached back, grabbed one of his books, signed it, and handed it to him…that one day, all too soon, Carl would be gone. And that he, Neil, would be called upon to host a Cosmos reboot.
There’s a womanly offense—greater than body odor or bad breath!— Zonite douche was a competitor to Lysol, which marketed its product towards a similar usage. There was an unspoken subtext that it could also be used as a contraceptive, although it didn’t really work. This ad is from 1950. (via Vintage Ad Browser)
The Lavery Electric Automatic Phrenometer whirrs into action, August 1907. It supposedly measured the activity of the brain, but in actuality it studied the bumps on one’s head with hopes to gain insight about their personality. This is the portable version. (from Getty Images’ book"Decades of the 20th Century—1900s" by Nick Yapp, scanned byWeirdVintage)
18 owl species with irresistible faces Owls have some of the most unforgettable faces in the avian kingdom. With their huge eyes and abundant feathers, owls demand our attention. These 18 species in particular have faces with expressions just begging for a caption.