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Retrospectacle: The Smiley Face
The smiley face is everywhere, but where did it come from? Learn about the origin of this ubiquitous symbol of happiness.
Retrospectacle: Silly Putty
It bounces and it breaks. It stretches even when you think it can’t stretch any more! It’s
Retrospectacle: The Slinky
The slinky “walked” down its first flight of stairs on August 2, 1943, and has been entertaining
Railroad Deal of 1944
In 1942, railroad workers’ unions demanded a raise. Concerned about a strike, President Roosevelt
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