snow goggles - learn more
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We asked people to write a brief label about this object: a memory, an interesting fact, something you notice, even a poem. Here is what they posted.
Snow. Blanketing the ground for miles in every direction. Blinding, white and wet in the bright light of spring. The sun, rising sharply in the clear blue sky, shoots a million daggers off the glinting drifts. You cannot shade your eyes—the glare comes from all directions at once.
You pull out of your pocket a pair of snow goggles carved from ivory. The sinew strap holds them tight to your face. Soot darkens the insides. The curved edges fit snugly against your cheeks, blocking the glare from above, below and to the sides. In front, light squeezes through a narrow slit, like a permanent squint. Your eyes adjust.
There—on the horizon. The seals are moving. Time to start the hunt.
dude! thats like pure poetry. its awesome. have you ever thought about being a poet or a writer??? you should. your style is beautiful. but now... "Time to start the hunt"
ohhhh i like that one its pretty :)
I love snow. its fun to play in and fun to have snowball fights
Know what they are,
Don't keep them too far
Just curious as to where you are from? My name is Courtney Buesgens too, how crazy is that?
snow goggles are kind of weird.
Hey Shel! These are the snow goggles we seen at the Science Museum. It was the Object of the Month. They were from 1905!!
women in the days of the mayans used this item for beauty sleep to put over their eyes!!!! :)
looks like tanning goggles to me
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English majors of the future will be unrecognizable. Papers will be presented in flashing binary code. It's going to be awesome.
how the heck did they see out of these?
The slits in front let in enough light, while the rest of the eyepiece blocks the glare of the sun reflecting off the snow.
Perhaps a unique type of castanets which can be worn around the wrist for spontaneous use.
This object is obviously some sort of pygmy bikini top perhaps worn during their ritualistic ceremonies.
the world's first bra!
I love the SM I go here EVERY sunday w/ my
garndparents. Im always finding somthing new here.
Snow goggles rock!!
i know... they are da bomb!!! lol
no-see goggles: These goggles are amazing! invented in Mpls, MN to allow for pinpoint vision
Look closer, you will see little slits for the eyes!!!!
Cool, I didn't see those before!
It looks like something that would be inside of a shoe to keep it up.
These are snow peepers.
the slits in the midle allowed the wearer to see more clearly than if the goggles were nnot worn, and the snow blew in to the eyes
this is awesome!!! let it snow :]] --angel
These are snowgoggles.They are so cool.
the white things you put on your eyes so you can see in the winter without getting snow in your eyes
There were very helpful for people in the Arctic.
Snow goggles are very popular. Wear them
all the time if you are skiing. Amazing
i found the goggles to be quite interesting and innovative for the Inuit people of North America these tiny splits was a constant squint for them blocking sunlight from above and the relfection from the sun light below
Snow Goggle Haiku:
Squint without wrinkes
A wonderful invention
Cover your eyes, the snow is blinding!! Wear these glasses for your own protection, and you will still be able to get change from your pocket!!
Yikes! What fun that would be!
Funky goggles dude.
Snow goggles are cool.
Snow goggles keep the snow out of your eyes.
no it just protects your eye from the snow
they look like shells
this isa weird lookin goggle thingy
wow. those do look like shells! hahaha
I think they look like shells. Each one seems to be the size of a quarter and a half. It looks like they've been put on a necklace or something.
Don't you hate when you have to squint? Use these snow goggles to give you a perma-squint without hurting your eyes. Take a chance on ivory.
They look like shells. Or they could be some kind of nut shells tied together. They look somewhat like glasses.
Roses are red, violets are blue
Snow goggles look lovely on you.
these goggles were made by Oakley in the early 1900's and are still used today. They only cost $5000 per pair and last a life time.
Hobo goggles, what can you say? For the out of work man who hates the feel of ice, snow, and cold wind in his face, these are the perfect remedy.
If snow goggles were used everyday in the winter, would it prevent some cases of less than perfect vision?
It could have been an tropical or artic necklace!
I think that thay look like eye lids.
i think they could be used for under water - kids could wear them. i think they are kind of cool because the way they look. I would wear them to school with my regular clothes. I could still see out because of the little slits. good luck.
These goggles are an excelent example of some the kinds of tools that people used over a hundred years ago.
Inuit Snow Goggles
These snow goggles are used by inuit people to protect their eyes from the blinding effects of the sun reflecting off of the snow. Made of caribou bone (scapula).
these goggles look very old. they also are very different then goggles we use
they looklike they'ed hurt to wear.
this is a verry different object.i had no clue what it was. I bet that no one could guess it. ive never ever seen anything like it. otherwise its verry interesting that people actualy use them. I dont get why the quarter is there but O- well. th slits are so tinny that i caant imagine anyone seeing out of them. this object is one of the most interesting thing so far. peopl would probably look scary in it! all i have to say is...... olopop!!!!!!!!
The quarter is there to allow people who see this object only on the website to get an idea of how big it is.
The object of the month is very interesting. Here in Minnesota, we would love snow googles :)!!!
It helped them through the blizzard storm and that is amazing. it's intresting the way things were back in time.
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