The name of this site–Bizarre Stuff You Can Make in Your Kitchen–sums it up nicely. It describes, in detail, classic science projects originally published in books and magazines from the 1930s to 1960s. The list includes lessons on how to build your own seismograph, manufacture strange goo, or make pickles glow. The site even explains the process of making a shrunken head, though it recommends using an apple instead of the real thing.
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