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Medical Memorabilia

The first in a series of medical and other memorabilia related to the Jack Program, instituted by the Ministry for Masculine Equality, or MME. The training of the Jacks was so total that many found themselves unable to break character even when in need of medical assistance, which led to injuries being misdiagnosed as variously… find out more »

The Curious Case of the Censorship Bug

Interesting Sidelines from Insect History In addition to the increased size of insects in the mid-20th century, several new activities and lifecycles were observed in existing species, none more interesting than the emergence of the Censorship Bug in the United States. A variant of the common Silverfish, this insect began supplementing its usual diet of… find out more »

The Emperor and the Beetle

How a Beetle Saved an Empire: The United States army bombed the Japanese city of Hiroshima on August 6th, 1945. A B-29 bomber, the Enola Gay, dropped the nuclear bomb “Little Boy,” at 8:15am. A largely civilian city, the bombing results in in the deaths of approximately 90,000 – 140,000 people, and the destruction of… find out more »

Utility Square

The garment fabric shortages resulted in years of usage that left war-time clothing and other items in increasingly irreparable condition. Taking their cues from the ingenuity of conscripted tailors and seamstresses in the armed forces, who had created new utilitarian designs, Patterson’s released a series of war-time utility patterns. The results were experimental in many… find out more »

Glossary of Terms

AAIA : American Association of Insectile Agriculture – Originally a band of experts culled from various professional fisheries, with extensive experience in raising live bait. In the late 1940s, the AAIA were responsible for developing the intensive farming techniques that led to Louse and other insect protein feeding millions around the globe.   Canary Louse… find out more »