“STILTS” Lewandowski has bus directed between his 34-ft. high legs by a midget to draw attention to Ascot. England, circus.


MODERN VERSION of sawing a woman in half uses power-operated blade. Hindu Houdini and calm assistant performed in Paris.



MITEY DICTIONARY owned by Mrs. Friedman. Vancouver. Wash., has 3,300 words. Magnifying glass is used for tiny type.



TONSIL PEERING kitty takes one last look before 13-1/2 lb. black bass is mounted by Floridian Wyatt Duncan, who caught it.



BOTANICAL THIMBLE holds miniature garden for plant lover Harry Graus of New York City. Thimble holds eight different plants.



WORLD’S ONLY life-size model of an oar fish, rarely-seen denizen of the deep, took San Diego museum four years to build.



PRESENT FOR IKE. golf bag in form of Washington Monument has patriotic adornments.



FANCY PANTS rooster, pet to a Michigan man, struts latest of a large selection of trews.



ALL-WEATHER SPECS have chewing gum-powered wipers plus a handy rear-view mirror.



QUAFFER EXTRAORDINARY is Auguste Maffrey, French beer-drinking champ, who slurps up about 12 quarts of suds in 52 minutes from king-sized vat. Any challengers?



GRIZZLY-BEAR chair presented to President Andrew Johnson in 1865 won’t take a chunk from your hide when you sit down, but only a man with steady nerves can relax in it.



TIBETAN GHOST TRAP imprisons visitors from space, it says here. Trap at rear is for demons who bring illness.


TIPPER is tops when it comes to scaring intruders. These comic mechanical choppers give this pooch a biting look.



WINDOW LAUNCHING is key to New Yorker Joe Weckstein’s woes. He removed one to get boat from cellar.



SEA SERPENT? When Keith McRae of Sidney. Australia, hauled in this 12-foot-long oarfish. he thought he had caught one. This peculiar eel-like creature grows up to 40 feet in length.


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