Throwback Thursday - World Book Encyclopedia
I grew up before the Internet. When we had a research paper assigned at school, kids went to the library to look for information in books and the reference section -- and usually had a set of encyclopedias at home. In my family, we had The World Book Encyclopedia. I used it often for school reports, and sometimes just read at random about interesting topics like animals or dogs. I remember there were some pages that had acetate layers, so you could look, for instance, at parts of the body…
I would put a tire swing in my tree in the front yard but know the homeowners association would flip!
Bazooka bubble gum was first marketed shortly after World War II in the U.S. by the Topps Company of Brooklyn, New York. The gum was packaged in a red, white, and blue colour scheme. Beginning in 1953, Topps changed the packaging to include small comic strips with the gum, featuring the character "Bazooka Joe".