Wrapping Up February with Fun History and Random Funnies: Random Tuesday Thoughts

After the rainiest beginning of the new year on record since… well, awhile, we’re going to be enjoying some sunny days – at least for the next few days. I’ll take it! I’m also getting in the mindset to start planning our summer road trips and camping outings – of course I’ll probably get distracted or busy (or both), and end up making last minute plans, but that’s where spontaneity comes into play, right? Right?!

Check this out, though – in this modern era it doesn’t seem like a big deal to get the family together, pile into an RV, and take off on a cross-country road trip. But that was easier said than done in the early 20th century. In the 1920s families who wanted to travel into the wilderness on vacation modified their own automobiles into makeshift campers that look downright cool:

Initially early RVs were cars with lockers and bunkers built onto the car bodies, with some cars – like the one pictured – looking more like a 19th century carriage than a modern automobile. It wasn’t until after World War II that RVs as we know them now came into prominence. Pretty wild, no?

Speaking of old-timey… Check this old Coca-Cola jug out:

A little lesson: The Coca-Cola Company originally intended their cola as a patent medicine. Invented in the late 19th century by John Pemberton, Coca-Cola was later bought out by Asa Griggs Candler, a businessman whose marketing tactics are what drove Coca-Cola to its dominance of the soft-drink market throughout the 20th century.

When launched, Coca-Cola’s two key ingredients were cocaine and caffeine. The cocaine was derived from the coca leaf and the caffeine from kola nut (also spelled “cola nut” at the time), leading to the name Coca-Cola. Coca-Cola once contained an estimated nine milligrams of cocaine per glass. (For comparison, a typical dose or “line” of cocaine is 50–75 mg.) In 1903, it was removed.

Thus ends your history lesson of the day. Let’s move on to the , shall we?

I love this:

This is hysterical:

This cracked me up:

This is hilarious:

This is :

This is hilarious:

This is funny:

As is this (a Toyota Prius as a TransAm Wannabe):

This is funny:

This cracked me up:

This is funny:

And I’m just going to leave this right here for you:

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After 20+ years in the Corporate World and years of infertility, Stacy was surprised when Princess Nagger made her miraculous appearance - deciding to forgo the career and stay home was a no-brainer. As if her hands weren't full enough, 8 years later she and her husband added Little Dude through adoption, adding a whole new dimension (of crazy) to their family and even more sleepless nights. When she’s not refereeing kids, dogs and cats, she loves to write, hence the reason she decided to start her little blog, and because she never got a baby book to mark milestones, this was the next best thing. She also enjoys doing reviews and giveaways for products she or her family would willingly use and can stand behind. She loves to cook and try new techniques to turn ordinary into extraordinary. Crafty by nature, she takes on a lot of unique projects and enjoy seeing the end result. Her favorite, of course, is making her award winning wine out of fruits and grapes. Experiments with water currently underway.
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4 thoughts on “Wrapping Up February with Fun History and Random Funnies: Random Tuesday Thoughts

  1. Stacy,

    The old photographs are amazing. I’m like WOW! You know those who modified their only vehicle to travel to the great outdoors are the families that had money. The old Coke Cola jug is really cool! Your random funnies had me giggling. My favorite is the animated one of the dogs wanting to go for a walk which me laugh out loud. 😀 Also loved the last one on how to describe changing a light bulb on your resume. Next time I update mine, I want him to do it! Thanks for hosting the randomnation and laughs. I added your linky to my post this morning. 😉

  2. Hooray for sunshine! Both planning and leaving some room for spontaneity is the way to go on a trip, at least for us.

    Those funnies are great, i’m going to memorize that last one and use it somehow. Have a great Tuesday!

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