Coffee does NOT keep better in the fridge.

Keeping your coffee cold won’t make it last longer.
Instead, it can create condensation and that moisture can affect your coffee’s taste.
The National Coffee Association says the best way to store coffee is in an airtight glass or ceramic container, somewhere dark and cool.
A cabinet near your stove or oven is usually too warm.
However, one study found that colder beans make for smaller, more evenly sized particles, which leads to more flavor when the beans are ground.
You can put your beans in the freezer, but be sure to keep them sealed air tight to avoid problems with moisture.
Source: Coffee keeps better in the fridge | 11 food rules you should ignore | MNN – Mother Nature Network

Adelaide “City of Churches.”

“City of Churches” – Adelaide, South Australia.


Great Photo sent in by Nick Penn.
I can still smell that wonderful full uncut warm loaf that they would make with the thick end crust. The kids would dive their hand in to get to the doughy bits.
Is that tram turning to go down North Terrace back then?

“Creepy Old Ads with Kids”.


In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, kids were used to promote cigarettes, firearms, drugs and much more.
Many of the ads — which feature things like cellophane-wrapped infants and gun-toting toddlers — seem irresponsible and creepy.
Read on and see more via vintage everyday: Creepy Vintage Ads Featuring Children.



Before the invention of the car, jaywalking wasn’t a recognized concept.
Want to get across the street? Then just walk across the street—nobody’s going to stop you.
But the rise of the automobile posed a new problem for people of the early 20th century. While the median state-designated speed limit for American cities was just 10 miles per hour in 1906, the pace of American streets soon increased enough that people who wanted to cross them were suddenly putting themselves in harm’s way.
So cities across the U.S. started to regulate where and when pedestrians could cross.
Despite the clear mortal danger, these regulations were pretty broadly ignored until motorists and police started using an even more powerful force than law: ridicule.


In his 2007 paper, “Street Rivals: Jaywalking and the Invention of the Motor Age Street,” Peter D. Norton describes how ridicule was recognized early on as the best socializing force to control pedestrian behavior—behavior that would have to change with the times. Laws might help regulate pedestrians, but when there are too few police officers and too many citizens, there needs to be a radical shift in public attitude if a given law is deemed too radical for its time.
For instance, a law that would restrict how a person could do something as basic as crossing the street.
Read on via The Invention of Jaywalking Was a Massive Shaming Campaign.

“Bank Burglar’s Outfit,1887”.

6a00d83542d51e69e201a73dd5b424970d-500wiAs long as there is something worth stealing it is probably the case with the human race that what that something is won’t be, and will be stolen.
This has been the case forever, and as vigilant as an owner of property might be–whether that bit that stood for labor exchange units was a cow or land or gold or money itself–there will be someone else out there in the anti-vigilant world tempting fate and chance and skill at taking someone else’s belongings away.
We have a little window that has opened to reveal a piece of that world–an unusual one, for the 19th century, anyway.
That is what I saw when breezing through the memoirs of George Washington Wallace (1823-1891), Recollections of a Chief of Police, which was published in 1887.
Wallace was police chief of New York City, making him the police chief (sorry, Chicago), and he had some pretty good recollections to recollect.
(Which is a good thing he recorded this book when he did, because he would be dead four years later.
Read more via Ptak Science Books: The Correct Tools for the Job: Making Crime Pay But Not Really, 1893.

“The Lady from Mars.”

June 16, 1969: The gadgets were on display at an annual consumer electronics expo at two Manhattan hotels.
Crowds who jammed corridors and rooms of a total of nine floors in the two hotels were treated to a mass exhibition of the latest in radio, television, tape recorders and other electronic devices.
There was  an automobile alarm that blurted out a pre-recorded cry like this:
‘Help! I am a black Buick Riviera, New York license No. XXX. I am being stolen! Help! Call the police!’  The New York Times reported.
Also shown was a Panasonic FM stereo radio headset that made a listener look like a ‘man from Mars’ with two antennas pointing out.
Photo: Don Hogan Charles/The New York Times
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