‘Magic Touch’ vintage metal ice cube trays were hugely popular in the ’40s, ’50s & ’60s because they let you easily release your ice without smashing it up.
Before air conditioning and refrigerators existed, here’s how people managed to stay cool during the great New York heatwave of 1911.
Retro pool toys like these plastic inflatables made summer twice as fun when you could float and play and create pretend worlds right in the swimming pool!
Get 25 tips on how to conserve water inside and outside your home, developed in 1977, during California’s drought.
Houdini’s underwater box escape was one of his most famous tricks – he was was shackled, chained and nailed into a box before being thrown overboard.
See some old-school Jacuzzi hot tubs and spas, including the super-trendy ’80s backyard whirlpool baths that ushered in a whole new way to entertain friends.
‘Just add water and you’ve got instant life!’ they said. ‘Over 150 amazing Sea-Monkeys born ALIVE before YOUR eyes!’ But, oh, the disappointment when the critters didn’t look anything like the pictures on the package.
The tilting water pitcher was something often found on the dining table during the Victorian era. Mounted on a swing pivot, it simplified the task of pouring ice water into cups or glasses, as there was no lifting required.
These vintage Sunbeam Hot Shot kitchen accessories made hot water for tea, hot chocolate, coffee – and were promoted by actress Shirley Jones.
The fun is in the water when you plan an action-packed vacation in Arkansas! Best fishing in the world, you know… plus plenty of fun for the whole family!