This contest, which we ran about a year later, asked readers to suggest alternate uses for an electric fan. Our first prizewinner, who collected $25 for his idea, said that he used an electric fan and wet flannel to turn an icebox into an ice-less refrigerator. Meanwhile, a housewife from Indianapolis turned her electric fan into a hairdryer by making it blow warm air from her kitchen's gas range. The impressive strangeness doesn't stop there. Another reader from Nebraska turned his electric fan into a potato slicer by replacing the fan blades with butcher knives.
Read the full story in What Can You Do With an Electric Fan?