Birth Year - Photography Contest [24 entries]

The original Slinky Picture

Winning entry, with a score of:
64%
Contest goal:

At Cracklebarrel (a restaurant with a store in the front) they have these neat books that show everything that was invented, created, started and such on each year. Post things that were started,invented, created and such on the year you were born.



Status: finished. Check out the winners below!
Suggested by: MnMCarta

jawshoewhah: Hmm, I wonder if I can find AC/DC? They're as old as I am ( 5 years and 1198 days ago )
xogx2002: The greatest thing that happened the year I was born (IMO) is me! ( 5 years and 1198 days ago )
Mikaelbg: hahaha, good one xogx :P ( 5 years and 1198 days ago )
smokebigbird: This going to be fun, learning what it was in the year I was born, History here I come. ( 5 years and 1198 days ago )
Ory: Its depressing that the only news that seems to be reported is bad news. Looking up my year just turns out murders, corruption, wars, disasters... ( 5 years and 1198 days ago )
jawshoewhah: Gee Ory, that doesn't really narrow it down too well. I mean, all that stuff is pretty much going on right now. ( 5 years and 1197 days ago )
jawshoewhah: The coolest album of all time came out when I was born: Dark Side of the Moon - Pink Floyd. How kewl is that? ( 5 years and 1197 days ago )
friiskiwi: I'm finding out a lot about the year I was born, interesting. Not sure how to depict it in photographs. Tough job. ( 5 years and 1194 days ago )
MnMCarta: HEY! The Wall came out when I was born! ( 5 years and 1194 days ago )
rbsgrl: This is a great contest...needs more entries!! Come on ya'll!!! ( 5 years and 1194 days ago )
rbsgrl: This is a good site to find out info for the year you were born. http://www.thepeoplehistory.com ( 5 years and 1194 days ago )
FallingHorse: Hmmm - I could I submit a landscape seeing that I feel as old as the hills at times? ( 5 years and 1193 days ago )
kyricom: Dirt was invented the year I was born ( 5 years and 1191 days ago )
MnMCarta: Yea well I had a pet... um...one of them dinosaurs! Got ya'll all beat! ( 5 years and 1191 days ago )
jawshoewhah: I never did find a "Dark side of the Moon" album to shoot. That would have been mine........ ( 5 years and 1189 days ago )

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The original Slinky - created by friiskiwi


The original Slinky
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Richard James and Betty James invented the slinky in 1943. Richard James was a naval engineer trying to develop a meter designed to monitor horsepower on naval battleships. He was working with tension springs when one of the springs fell to the ground. He saw how the spring kept moving after it hit the ground and an idea for a toy was born.

Richard remarked to his wife, "I think I can make a toy out of this." Richard then spent the next two years figuring out the best steel gauge and coil to use in making the toy and Betty James found a name for the new toy after discovering in the dictionary that the word "Slinky" is a Swedish word meaning traespiral; sleek or sinuous. (5 years and 1194 days ago)


Anne Frank's diary - created by friiskiwi


Anne Franks diary
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Written the year I was born. (5 years and 1197 days ago)


One Giant Leap For Mankind - created by bandit69


One Giant Leap For Mankind
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The Apollo 11 space flight landed the first humans on Earth's Moon on July 20, 1969. (5 years and 1197 days ago)


Just...post-it! - created by karaflazz


Just...post-it!
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In 1968, Dr. Spencer Silver, a chemist at 3M in the United States, accidentally developed a "low-tack", reusable, pressure sensitive adhesive.For five years, Silver promoted his invention within 3M, both informally and through seminars, but without much success.In 1974, a colleague of his, Art Fry, who had attended one of Silver's seminars, came up with the idea of using the adhesive to anchor his bookmark in his hymnbook.Fry then developed the idea by taking advantage of 3M's officially sanctioned "permitted bootlegging" policy.

"S" was really hard to do so i wrote it down.
:( (5 years and 1191 days ago)


Disposable Lighter - created by FallingHorse


Disposable Lighter
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Invented in 1972 by S.T. Dupont Company (an affiliate of Gilette) Later, in 1973, BIC introduced a lighter capable of 3,000 lights (5 years and 1193 days ago)