Home Kinks, part 1
and part 2
- for years, Popular Mechanics Press published a series of tips, many from readers, in a special edition format they called "Household Kinks." Scanning Around With Gene
has posted a collection from 1940s and '50s editions.
posted by madamjujujive
on Feb 20, 2011 -
Here's what happens when
Popular Mechanics sends their lead fact checker to an AZ talk radio station to debate the 911 'inside job' theory. Lots of speculation, stammering and "I'll get back to you on that" ensues. [23 min. mp3]
posted by snakey
on Sep 19, 2006 -
This popular mechanics article on E-bombs
will keep you from sleeping tonight. For as little as $400 and some 1940's era technology, you could wipe out much of western civilization's infrastructure in an instant. We're about to enter a terrifying new world of combat.
posted by mathowie
on Sep 20, 2001 -
Miracles of the Next Fifty Years
-- a reprint of an article from the February 1950 issue of Popular Mechanics. At times laughably naive, other times pretty accurate (the author predicts that cancer won't be cured by 2000, but it won't be far off), it's a fun piece of George-Jetson-meets-Ozzie-and-Harriet gee-whizness.
posted by RylandDotNet
on Jun 2, 2001 -