May 8th, 2007

Chris Keeley

An energy drink called Cocaine has been withdrawn from stores nationwide amid concerns about its nam

An energy drink called Cocaine has been withdrawn from stores nationwide amid concerns about its name, the company that produces it said yesterday.

 

Clegg Ivey, a partner in Redux Beverages of Las Vegas, said the company would sell the drink under a new name.

The F.D.A. cited as evidence the drink’s labeling and Web site, which included the statements “Speed in a Can,” “Liquid Cocaine” and “Cocaine — Instant Rush.”

Chris Keeley

Compendium of psychological curiosities

Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Compendium of psychological curiosities

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Rick Prelinger says:  http://www.archive.org/details/psychologicalatl00katzrich
Stockholm professor David Katz assembled his Psychological Atlas in 1948, pulling together classic and curious images from the history of myth and psychology. This is an amazing, bizarre collection that blurs the distinction between what we consider science and pseudo-science. Among the images are classic visual and perceptual illusions; comparisons of the facial expressions of meat-eaters and vegetarians; artworks by blind people; visualizations of personality "types"; chiromancy; and conditioned reflexes in action. Art students visiting our library home in on this book.

It's free for download from Prelinger Library at the Internet Archive. HINT: Click the "FTP" link to access the original scanned-page .jpgs in highest res.

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Chris Keeley

Kim Alexis With more than 500 magazine covers

Kim Alexis With more than 500 magazine covers

Ruven Afanador


Ruven Afanador

Carol Alt Just a few years after being discovered while waiting on tables as a freshman in college, Alt, 46, was called “the Face” by Life and proclaimed “the most beautiful woman in the world” by Playboy.

Ruven Afanador

Beverly Johnson Before there were Naomi Campbell, Tyra Banks and Iman, there was Beverly Johnson. In 1974, Johnson, 54, became the first African-American woman to land on the cover of Vogue.