Here's a batch of oddball images from the 1964 New York World's Fair!
In the foreground stands another giant, this time a viking. He's guarding the Smorgasbord dining area against barbarians who might want a free meal of meatballs. Behind him is the New York State Pavilion, and to the right is the pointy Astral Fountain. I learned from a previous post that the spiky cylinder rotated. Hopefully it rotated really fast, and chewed up some pesky pigeons!
Here is one of the most exciting, dynamic displays I've ever seen. The oddly-named "Picatinny Arsenal" (?!). Was this where you could rent a machine gun? I have NO idea what the point of this area was. Maybe you could take a nap. Clearly, guests stayed away in droves. What do those many white supports hold up? Meanwhile, the Sikorsky helicopter can be seen up in the air.
Here's a strange display of Geodes and bits of coral. And pennies, lots and lots of pennies! Geodes are nodules of limestone, usually filled with layers of chalcedony, and within those layers, quartz or amethyst crystals. I knew a kid who called them "gonads". It wasn't me, I swear. Why the pieces of coral? What pavilion would display something like this? Where do babies come from?