The Bimbo and the Tomato – A story Using Slang Phrases From The 1920s

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Once upon a time, a bimbo (also known to be something of a cake-eater) asked out a tomato who some thought to be a cancelled stamp or a Mrs. Grundy, but was actually a choice bit of calico and hotsy-totsy with nice bubs. His egg friend warned him, “don’t take any wooden nickels,” but he just replied, “phonus balonus!”

At first he thought he’d take her to a rub but changed his mind and invited her to a petting pantry instead. She accepted and they went out the following night.

After the movie, they hit up a bar where he ordered some panther piss and she got giggle water. As a result, he got spifflicated and she, zozzled. In this state he told her he had to iron his shoelaces but in reality, he had to pull a Daniel Boone. Even in her ossified state, she knew what he was up to and said, “bushwa!”

Realizing that she was a bearcat, he really started to fall for this sheba, and being quite the Oliver Twist, he asked her to dance. Once on the dance floor, they started making whoopee but the cheaters wearing bouncer, who was a wurp and a bluenose, yelled, “bank’s closed!”

At this point, the four-flusher of a man, realized he didn’t have enough mazuma so he told her, “let’s blouse!” She knew her onions and took one last jorum of skee before hearing the bouncer yell, “go chase yourself!” The man gave her a quick cash just as they made a quick exit and drove away in his darb hayburner.

The end.


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A human brain was preserved for 4,000 years after being boiled in its own skull

The brain was found in 2010 in an ancient burial ground that appeared to have been burned — charred skeletons and wooden objects were found, but somehow brain tissue inside the skulls of four skeletons had been preserved.


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MacArthur’s Genius Women

Ana Maria Rey, now a theoretical physicist at the University of Colorado at Boulder, has been fascinated with physics ever since her childhood in Colombia. “Since I was very young, I loved the idea of describing with math the behavior of the world,” she told the MacArthur Foundation. She studies ultracold atoms by trapping them with laser light and then probing them to simulate solid-state crystals. Cold atoms, she says, are a useful tool because they’re “highly controllable systems that are allowing us to understand quantum mechanics in a way that was not possible before.” She’s currently working on a theoretical framework for quantum computing based on alkaline earth metals.


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The Story Of How Meticulous Research Built The Trapper Keeper

Though it has a fairly iconic design–an illustrated three-ring binder that held in folders with vertical pockets that snapped or velcroed shut – Mental Floss learned that the Trapper Keeper was actually the result of meticulous market research.


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GPS circa 1920s

In the 1920s, America began coast-to-coast Airmail service, but the pioneer pilots had trouble navigating the route, since navigation charts of the day were fugazi and you couldn’t exactly pull over to ask a farmer for directions. And traveling at night, when it would have been most efficient, or in bad weather was impossible. To solve this Congress then funded these gi-normous arrow-shaped Airmail Beacons, some up to 70 feet long, to trace a route across the country.


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Did you know that breakfast cereal comes from a gun? [VIDEO]

“One of the pivotal innovations in the way we prepare and package ready-to-eat foods came with the invention of the puffing cannon, a machine for heating up and pressurizing starchy foods to the point where they would explode into substantially larger, puffier shapes.”

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