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Retrospectacle: Silly Putty

It bounces and it breaks. It stretches even when you think it can’t stretch any more! It’s known as “the real solid liquid.” Can you name that substance? It’s Silly Putty, of course, and it came into existence because of a failed science experiment.

Operation Overlord

"Soldiers, sailors and airmen of the Allied Expeditionary Force: You are about to embark upon ... more

1949's "Step-Saving" Kitchen

In 1949 the U.S. Department of Agriculture designed the “ideal kitchen.” The premise was ... more

Can’t Live Without Your Love and Affection

"My first conscious memory was sitting off to the side of the stage as a two-year-old…watching ... more
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