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Retrospectacle: The Slinky

The slinky “walked” down its first flight of stairs on August 2, 1943, and has been entertaining kids and adults ever since. But upon its conception, the Slinky wasn’t intended to be a toy.

Philo Farnsworth & The All-Electric Television

Flat screen, HD, Plasma, LED—Whatever type of television you own, ultimately you have Philo ... more

Gunpowder Plot

It was a plan to blow up Parliament on November 5, 1605. Robert Catesby and his co-conspirators ... more

Heimlich Maneuver

"I said a prayer. Thank you God for seating me next to this man. If it had been anyone else in ... more
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