|Intl. Notebook||Dec 12 2009|
Because America’s food conglomerates have a rock solid foundation in planetary physics, in 1958 Swift’s Premium—which was a company that sold pre-packaged dried beef among other products—issued this handy Space Travel Guide to educate kids about the solar system. You just turned the wheel and it gave information on each planet, such as its astronomical sign, and its period of revolution around the sun, while of course touting Swift's supersonically quick dried beef recipes. Yum! It’s an udderly wonderful little gadget. We just wish it explained that whole cow jumping over the moon thing.