How Kids of the 1950s Got The Idea That They Could Hunt Dinosaurs on Venus

In 1950, the Hayden Planetarium promoted its new exhibit, “Conquest of Space,” by soliciting letters for the public to reserve a seat on the first trip into space. The letters all make for an entertaining read, but one in particular stuck out for me. A letter from a person named Arthur described how he’d like to…

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What if classic paintings were Photoshopped like today's magazines?

Lauren Wade at TakePart re-imagined famous classic paintings to fit today's "standards" by Photoshopping the subjects in the paintings to look like magazine cover models. That basically means: impossibly skinny waists, thinner arms, basically no joy of fat whatsoever but still have bigger breasts somehow. It's quite…

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