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Itzl AlertingAs you can see by Itzl's concerned look, this group is for us to check in at to let people know we are alive, doing OK, and not affected by such things as heat, blizzards, floods, wild fires, hurricanes, tornadoes, power outages, or other such things that could keep us off DKos. It's also so we can find other Kossacks nearby for in-person checks when other methods of communication fail - a buddy system. Members come here to check in. If you're not here, or anywhere else on DKos, and there are adverse conditions in your area (floods, heatwaves, hurricanes, etc.), we and your buddy are going to check up on you. If you are going to be away from your computer for a day or a week, let us know here.  We care!
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Throughout history, all over the world, highly creative people have come up with inventive solutions to vexing problems...

Tired of limp, boring, straight hair? No worries!! The Permanent Wave Machine gave ladies lovely curls!

Permanent wave machine, ca. 1920
A glorious crown
permanent wave machine
A family holiday picture. Maybe.
Woman using reducing machine
Jiggle away the jiggle!
Would you like firm, shapely hips? You can have a new figure in just minutes a day! No dieting! (LOL)

My paternal grandmother had one of these =) It was in the garage. My brothers and I LOVED it. We would get on it, put the belt around our waists or chests, (we weren't tall enough for it to go around our hips) and shimmy =) It didn't actually WORK, according to my father, who would stifle laughter as my grandmother doggedly climbed on it daily. She refused to consider his suggestion that cutting down on butter and eliminating desserts might actually reduce her hips.

Got the sniffles? Bad allergy season? This will help! I'm thinking of FloridaSNMOM right now =)

Toilet-paper hat for cold and allergy sufferers
Toilet-paper hat for cold and allergy sufferers
This was never actually produced, but is nonetheless a splendid invention. My personal current favorite invention is the yellowjacket trap =)
yellowjacket trap
Die, suckers
What's your favorite invention? Why?
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