Modern Mechanix Round-UP

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Recently on Modern Mechanix we looked at the Heli-Vector, which had everyone asking “Will he blend?”, Time Magazine’s 1956 round up of the state of factory Automation, a bicycle powered hair salon, a man who claims to own outer space, a UCLA lab where they put people in ovens at over 260° F just to see what happens, an unintentionally ironic Lucky Strikes ad, a bank teller’s cage with fourteen ways to foil robbers and a rather bizzare family bicycle/sewing machine.

Also, we learned how to roast weinies when all you have is wood, nails and an outlet, the origins of NASCAR and how to build a pedal powered airplane swing for your back yard. Plus, the birth of the ethanol lobby.

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3 Responses to Modern Mechanix Round-UP

  1. Marley9 says:

    And just when we thought MMRU had died a slow painful death…”Its Baaaack….”

  2. Marley9 says:

    Personally, I skip right over the MMRU. Just not interesting to me. But, apparently I am not the only reader of this blog.

  3. Charlie says:

    Marley: Is that a good thing or bad thing?

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