Dec. 6, 1930: Wild horses, some “ready for the saddle,” 1,500 strong, were brought to Dublin Canyon, Calif., to be sold. A note on the picture’s back observes that “Will James could write several books on the different personalities of this group.” Mr. James was a popular author and illustrator of cowboy tales, including one about his own origins: that he was born “on a wagon in Montana or Wyoming,” orphaned, then raised by a French-Canadian trapper. (In fact, his given name was Joseph Ernest Nephtali Dufault and he was born in Saint-Nazaire-d’Acton, in Quebec.) Photo: The New York Times
What is a flotation tank?
500 kg of Epsom salts are added to 1000 litres of water, creating a 30 cm deep solution, which is heated to 35.5 degrees C (skin temperature).
The temperature of the water means that once you are settled in the tank, it is virtually impossible to distinguish between parts of the body that are in contact with the water, and those that aren’t, in effect “fooling” the brain into believing that the person is floating in mid-air.
Oh man… I love the addition of Walter to this… so funny!