Articles in the History Category

The Real Child Safety Seat
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Posted in History on 14 May 2018
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Things were just a little bit back then … Fancy schmancy upper class … Tweet This Post

5,000-Year Old Toy Found in Tomb
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Posted in History on 30 December 2017
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It looks vaguely familiar JUST KIDDING … this is what was actually found. You can read more HERE. The original Stanley Steamer. Tweet This Post

Have a Fun & Safe Veteran’s Day
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Posted in History on 11 November 2016
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Because people are idiots If you have VR glasses, you can take a tour of the famed Bletchley Park in England. Journey into wartime cryptography with this immersive 360-degree VR experience. See how Alan Turing and his code-cracking colleagues broke the Enigma code. You can watch the movie IMITATION GAME about the breaking of the […]

The Way Back to Blockbuster Days
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Posted in History on 10 June 2016
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Kids today won’t understand how EVERYONE in America between the ages of 17 to 40 for 15 years would wander through the aisles of a store called Blockbuster on a Friday and Saturday night hoping against hope that there was a new movie still available better than EARNEST FINDS A MULE or WEEKEND AT BERNIE’S 4. […]

A Meep-Meep Horn Car?
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Posted in History on 7 June 2016
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Can I get two at this price today? Plymouth paid $50,000 to Warner Bros. to use the Road Runner name and likeness from their Wile E. Coyote and The Road Runner cartoons (as well as a “meep, meep” horn, which Plymouth paid $10,000 to develop). Via Wikipedia. Chuck Jones outlined the 9 rules for a Road […]

Have a Safe Memorial Day!
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Posted in History on 25 May 2015
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Have a safe Memorial Day! Via Neatorama. Tweet This Post

The History of the SR-71 Blackbird
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Posted in History on 14 February 2015
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After all this time, the SR-71 Blackbird is still crazy awesome … Here’s the story of how the built this crazy thing (and destroyed all the molds afterwards). Story and super cool photos at Gizmodo. Gizmodo also has a separate story of an SR-71 pilot and flying this thing. Mach 3+ (NY to Washington – […]

USPS “Secret Santa” Letters Program
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Posted in History on 16 November 2014
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You can volunteer to help with the US Postal Service Letters to Santa program … After completing the forms, you may then read and choose one or more letters. To protect the anonymity of the letter writers, all personal information will be blacked out in the letters you view — no last names, addresses or […]

Happy Veteran’s Day!
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Posted in History on 11 November 2014
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Salute and thanks! Starbucks will buy a cup of coffee! Plus other freebies – discounts – USA Today. Tweet This Post

Have a Safe & Fun 4th!
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Posted in History on 4 July 2014
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Have a safe & fun 4th! Grantland ranks the best diva versions of the National Anthem. Tweet This Post