The infographic whiz kids at Pop Chart Lab strike again, this time with a subject near and dear to our hearts: The Advance of Audio Apparatuses.
A little boy is dwarfed by a supersized cabbage in Matanuska Valley, Alaska, July 1959. Photograph by Thomas J. Abercrombie, National Geographic
Bill Domonkos’ hypnotic gifs, made from vintage photos and archival photos, will entrance you. The artist talks to Co.Create about why he makes them.
Wonderfully strange way to start the day.
Acoustic listening devices developed for the Dutch army as part of air defense systems research between WWI and WWII.
The Kilmer House blog (which specializes in all things Johnson & Johnson) has a delightful little history of Band-Aid tins for you. Go ahead, guess which one is from the 90’s.
I’m filling the Radiolab Tumblr with all things blood-filled this week, in preparation for our upcoming episode on blood. If you have something great to add, let me know!
Atlas Obscura has some extraordinary photos of blind children (and adults, too) experiencing a museum through touch. Go look.
Fairgoers in new-model cars ride through displays of Earth’s history at the 1964 World’s Fair in Queens, New York. Photograph by James P. Blair, National Geographic
Love this. I like living in the present and all, but I really wish I had been around for the 1964 World’s Fair. And all the rest of them, for that matter.
It is 150 years since the world’s first underground railway system was created. These posters are from the London Transport Museum’s exhibition titled Poster Art 150: London Underground’s Greatest Designs. (via Brain Picker)
Classic Underground posters remain the prettiest.
These are gorgeous.
They sure are.