Popular Science Online Forever!


Hey fellow nerds, guess what? Every Popular Science has gone online! All 137 years. And it’s free! And it’s searchable! It’s much better than watching the Oscars. I promise.

I did a search for “Rumpus” and came up with this picture from 1947. Also, there were instructions on how to use the already existing plumbing from a “powder room” to make a bar, without losing the powder room. All of that seemed about right.

And then I decided to search for the phrase “uh-oh,” because that could only end well, and I learned what kind of man uses Vaseline Hair Tonic.

What can you find?

(via Boing Boing)

Seth Fischer's writing has appeared in Best Sex Writing 2013, Buzzfeed, PankGuernica, Lunch Ticket, Gertrude, and elsewhere. His Rumpus piece "Notes from a Unicorn" was listed as a notable essay in The Best American Essays 2013. He will be a 2014 Lambda Literary Emerging Voicing Fellow and was a 2013 Jentel Arts Residency Program Fellow. He also teaches at Antioch University Los Angeles and Writing Workshops Los Angeles. Find more writing of his writing at www.seth-fischer.com, or reach him @sethfischer. More from this author →