Numerically Speaking Quiz (1945)

From the August 4, 1945 issue of The Saturday Evening Post, a little quiz by “Paige Reeder.”

Many numbers have special meanings, quite apart from their arithmetical value. There are a baker’s dozen of them below. How many can you interpret? Ten correct is good; if you get them all, you are just plain lucky.

I was neither good nor lucky; neither was hubby. Let’s see how you do — without cheating and searching the internet. I’ll post the answers in the next few days.

PS Braniacs may want to check out past quizzes from the past in the Kitschy Kitschy Coo archives.

Modern Woman Mondays: 52 Pick-Up For Realz

In that 1940s Hint Hunt tips booklet,  the “easy and inexpensive trick for reducing” literally is playing a game of 52 pick-up — complete with graphic.

Cod Liver Oil Vs The Laundry

Another one of those “prize winning household hints” from that 1940s Hint Hunt booklet: “Give cod liver oil while the baby is taking a bath and you will avoid staining clothes!”

No word on how to avoid staining the bathtub.

Just Ethel’s Luck

She finally got to the show, finally got a photo of her in her pretty hat published, and there Ethel is – blowing her nose.  …Looks like Johnny’s eating a booger too. Oh, everyone was so proud.

This is the back cover of  “367 prize winning household hints” from The Armour Radio Show Hint Hunt, a booklet from the daily CBS radio show. (Some tips are better than others — or at least the prizes awarded would be different.)

According to the booklet, which looks to be from the 1940s, there was to be a series of Hint Hunt booklets; however, this is the only booklet I’ve seen, the dirty rotten liars.