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How The World Will End, According To 1939

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#1    Render


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Posted 09 April 2013 - 07:30 AM


You will burn. You will freeze. And the moon will explode. Four gruesome apocalypse scenarios from the September 1939 issue of Popular Science.


The 1939 article: http://www.popsci.co...DAAAAMBAJ&pg=58

So funny, some things never change...

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 08:19 AM

View PostRender, on 09 April 2013 - 07:30 AM, said:


The 1939 article: http://www.popsci.co...DAAAAMBAJ&pg=58

So funny, some things never change...
It's like we never got past being cavemen huddling by the fire for protection.  Wondering what was about to come out of the dark.....

  We've cast the world, we've set the stage,
  for what could be, the darkest age...

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 08:31 AM

Funny. Just like later generations will laugh about our current "greenhouse gas" hoax.

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 08:39 AM

the real irony there was the date it was published: a very appropriate time to be envisaging apocalyptic scenarios, perhaps.

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 01:16 PM

Thank you for that link.  Some of the inventions in that issue are still being used today, in one form or another.  The little gadgets to prevent lines and wrinkles are now called "frownies" and are for sale in magazines even now.  I think that's cool.  As for the end of the world, I'm not worried about it. We will all probably die at the same time, if we are still alive when that time comes.

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 02:58 PM

got so wrapped up in the magazine i forgot why i was there.
Thanks for that.
Its amazing looking back at the country in 1939

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