This year is the 75th anniversary of the attacks on Pearl Harbor, an event that launched the United States into World War II and helped save the world from a Nazi takeover.
But a month before the America’s involvement in crushing the Nazis, Pearl Harbor was just another island paradise. America had yet to involve itself in socking it to Mr. Hitler, and Pearl Harbor represented “proof of American naval power.”
TIME dug through an issue of LIFE magazine that profiled the Navy in October 1940 and colorized some of the photos. Check out what life was like before America put the Nazis in their place, and for the black and white versions, check out TIME.
When this woman says she’s allergic to everything, she means it.
Suffering from a rare genetic disorder called Mast Cell Activation Syndrome, Joanna Watkins lives under the threat of almost everything, including her husband and all but 15 types of food. And things keep getting worse.
While she’s been in for treatments, the MCAS isn’t responding to medication nor chemotherapy. So she’s unable to really see her husband, Scott, because of chemicals people release. What’s more, her house suffered from water damage, and the couple had to move in with a friend to avoid a rapidly-developing mold problem. If she comes in contact with things like pollen or even body odor, she suffers from anaphylactic reactions, including migraines and loss of breath.
Joanna lives within the confines of an air-locked bedroom all day everyday. According to People, “At this point, her body only tolerates a total of 15 foods (including spices). She eats just once per day and it’s always one of two meals she knows her body can tolerate: organic grass-fed beef (chuck roast cut) with water, celery and organic carrots and organic parsnips that are peeled, cored and mashed or ground lamb with peeled organic cucumbers.”
“I have been eating these same two meals for over a year of my life and they still taste good to me,” Joanna said. “I love to eat — it’s a joy for me. It’s just a gift that I can keep eating these foods.”
Still, she and her husband remain hopeful. On their GoFundMe page, they have raised over $100,000 to pay for housing renovations that would include a state of the art air filtration system.
“We have been so showered with love and support – I know I have been deeply blessed,” Joanna told People. “This is really hard and it is painful, but we haven’t been left to face it alone and that is a beautiful thing.”
There are two types of people in the world: Those who stand with Brendan Fraser and everybody else.
The lines were drawn yesterday as Universal Pictures released the trailer for 2017’s The Mummy, a reboot of the 1999 action-adventure series and, apparently, the first in a totally-unnecessary and confusing “Universal Monster Cinematic Universe.” But more than anything, this is a Mummy movie not starring Brendan Fraser.
The film, which also stars Russell Crowe is playing Dr. Henry Jekyll, is obviously setting up a Jekyll and Hyde movie at some point in the, again, totally unnecessary Universal Monster Cinematic Universe. This sounds like Hugh Jackman’s Van Helsing all over again. But let’s just say, if Brendan Fraser doesn’t show up in that, we’re not going to be happy.
It would be one thing to be going back to the mummy’s roots and wrapping this bad boy in bandages and stuff, but what we’ve got here is a repackaging of the Fraser Mummy. The Fraser-heads are not having it.
It was a long way to the top for Jurassic World-star Chris Pratt.
Like many young actors, Pratt was a waiter before landing his star-making role on Parks and Recreation. However, it looks like working for tips wasn’t enough for Mr. Pratt. Sometimes he’d take his tables’ orders to go.
Appearing on The Graham Norton Show to promote his new film, Passengers, on Friday night, he told of how he would get a little extra something something from his diners: Leftovers.
In an elaborate scheme, Pratt would convince little old ladies to order a 32-ounce steak that he knew they could not finish. He would then take the table scraps to the back of the restaurant and slam the steak in a matter of seconds. However, when one diner asked to have the already-finished meal to go, things got interesting.
Check out this clip and feel better about yourself on this Monday morning.
As marijuana prohibition becomes a thing of the past, it’s time to start looking toward the future.
That’s where Seedo comes in.
Seedo is a tiny, mini-fridge-sized grower that let’s you grow any herb in almost any space. Marketed toward the 21st-century young urban professional, Seedo does all the work of growing your sativa and indica for you. You just plant the seeds in Seedo, and like a Ronco Rotisserie Oven, you just set it, and…
Well, sort of. The Seedo comes complete with an app, so that you can monitor your progress through notifications or a video feed to your phone of what you’re growing. This little guy has a full auto-grow system that’s airtight and a lighting system. It’s a whole farm in a mini-fridge.
This isn’t just for weed, even though that’s what it’s mostly marketed for. You can also grow vegetables, fresh herbs, and flowers. It’s a the whole thing. You need it. Buy it.
According to their website and Twitter, the Seedo is coming very soon. But you can get on the waiting list for on their website.