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Angus Devil
25-01-2010, 20:20
Does anyone remember x ray specs adverts in magazines? Supposedly you could see through peoples clothes and skin right through to the bones, not sure if they were only sold in the U.S as i seem to remember the price was in dollars.

26-01-2010, 01:10
Quite a few joke shops sold those things advertised in American comics. My brother bought a pair of those x-ray specs in the 70's, I was really disappointed when I realised you couldn't actually see through things with them :cry:

30-01-2010, 23:14
I remember the Look-In magazine having a free pair of x-ray specs one week. Advert said I'd be able to look through my hand and see the bones. Actually all I could see was some blurred edges of the fingers!

The reason I remember it is because I had PE at school and didn't want to do it but my mum said that we'd go to the news agents after school to get a magazine if I calmed down and did PE. In the end PE wasn't so bad, got the magazine but was very disappointed in the specs ...

01-05-2010, 22:59
I can remember the X ray specs. I got a pair off of my local market. They were weird, you could supposedly see the bones in your hand if you held your hand up in from of the glasses. But I am more inclined to believe it was to do with the material that you looked through.

This is the type I used to have.

02-05-2010, 00:11

This is the ad I recall in my monster mags my Dad got me off the local market.
I did get some eventually and expecting skeletal visions, I was disappointed.:mad:

02-05-2010, 00:27
:eek:Current versions still available - you would think by now someone would have done this product under the trade
description act....:)

13-08-2010, 09:51
is it just an internet rumour/urban legend that some of those xray specs advertised in DC comics from the 70`s etc had a piece of fish bone in the lens and that was supposed to trick you into thinking you had xray vision?

13-08-2010, 11:08
I'm intriqued as to how that would work ?

13-08-2010, 12:59
The feather would look like the bones in an outstretched hand when seen in close up.

13-08-2010, 14:03
Bone? Feather?
Now I'm really confused ;)