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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.

Sounds of the Time: The Lennon Sisters

Every Saturday night for 13 years the Lennon Sisters graced television screens across the country ... more

Teflon: A Happy Accident

It was an accidental discovery that became a part of everyday living. Dr. Roy Plunkett, a chemist ... more

Steve Dahl’s Notorious 1979 Disco Demolition

Disco Demolition was a promotional event held at Comiskey Park on July 12, 1979. The Chicago ... more
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