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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.

Retrospectacle: Halloween Candy

On Halloween, during WWII, children had to refrain from trick-or-treating because of sugar rationing. ... more

Retrospectacle: Flagpole Sitting

It was a fad that became all the rage in 1924: flagpole sitting. It reached new heights when, ... more

Retrospectacle: The Smiley Face

The smiley face is everywhere, but where did it come from? Learn about the origin of this ubiquitous ... more
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