Fascinating archive of old PopSci Japan stories

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Pink Tentacle has found several fascinating Japan-related articles from Popular Science’s 137-year archives, now on Google Books. They include folk medicine from the 1890s, a law that forbade people from owning maroon-colored cars (1930s), and one theory from a famous geologist at the time suggesting that the US could bomb Japan’s volcanoes to win the war (1944).

I have written a few stories about Japan for Popular Science in the last few years, and it’s fascinating to think of the history this magazine has.

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