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    1930s College Fun: Goldfish Swallowing

    15 years ago

    ...but it must have made an impact on the American psyche. Another misconception is goldfish swallowing is often thought of a fad that was made up in the Jazz Age Roaring 20's, but in reality goldfish swallowing was all the rage (well, not really)...

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    Dammit! Dam Things! Troll Dolls

    15 years ago

    When Thomas Dam, a poor Danish woodworker, carved the first Troll doll from wood in 1959, he had no idea what he had unleased onto this world. The reason Dam carved that first Troll doll was that he could not afford to buy his young daughter,...

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    The Legend of Codex Gigas or "The Devil's Bible"

    24 months ago

    The Codex Gigas, is the world's largest and the most mysterious medieval manuscript, with pages are allegedly made from the skins of 160 donkeys. Learn all about it and its history here.

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    TV Dinners: The Golden Years

    15 years ago

    What could be more American than sitting in front of the flickering television set with the warm glow back-lit against the wall from the walnut incased picture tube? Then sitting with a clanky metal TV tray in front of you, and sitting on top of...

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    The Pinball Wizard's Iconic Boots

    15 years ago

    Inconic photo of the Pinball Wizard The soundtrack to Tommy is listed as Number 29 on the list of Top 50 all time "Greatest Rock Soundtracks," with Elton John's version of "Pinball Wizard" considered Tommy's signature track! The movie itself...

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    Remembering Fun, Dangerous, and Sometimes Deadly Toys

    6 years ago

    Anyone born up to the mid 1980s can remember a favorite toy, that now looking back makes you want to say, "What the hell were my parents thinking?!" Now I am talking about toys outside of M-80s, BB Guns, Swiss Army Pocket Knives and Cherry Bombs....

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    "The Mongoose" vs. "The Snake": The Greatest Rivalry in Drag Racing

    10 months ago

    One of the greatest rivalries in drag racing was between Don Prudhomme, aka "The Mongoose" and Tom McEwen, aka "The Snake."

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    The 1946 "Bubbler" Classic Wurlitzer Jukebox

    15 years ago

    Alright, slick hep cats and daddy-O's...Its time for a little "Soda Fountain of Youth." Let's pay tribute one of the most important pieces of America nostalgia. Face it greasers, no one could twist and shout at the diner without jukebox music. And...

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    An Overview of Wooden Cigar Store Indians

    9 months ago

    This article explores the history and the controversy of the wooden Indian figure, which is often situated at the entrance of tobacco stores.

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    Robert Johnson: the Legend, the Devil, the Crossroads, and 27

    12 years ago

     Story of the bluesman, the Devil, and the deal at the crossroads, as retold in Stephen Davis's Hammer of the Gods. In the delta of the Mississippi River, where Robert Johnson was born, they said that if an aspiring bluesman waited by the side...

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    Quotes from Bill W.

    15 years ago

    "Most of us feel we need look no further for Utopia. We have it with us right here and now. Each day my friend's simple talk in our kitchen multiplies itself in a widening circle of peace on earth and good will to men." Bill Wilson Source: C....

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    100 Song's Best Lines

    15 years ago

    1 All lies and jest, still, a man hears what he wants to hear and disregards the rest. - Simon and Garfunkel, The Boxer 2 All of us get lost in the darkness, dreamers learn to steer by the stars. - Rush, The Pass 3 All you need is love, love....


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