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The Non-Stick Wonder

You probably know Teflon best for its seemingly magical ability of keeping food unstuck from your pots and pans. But while it made its way into our kitchens, Teflon also was used in The Manhattan Project, which built the first Atomic bomb. This endlessly versatile product was discovered on April 6, 1938.

Sounds of the Time: Scott Ian of Anthrax

"December of 1977, I saw Kiss at Madison Square Garden, and I can pretty safely say that I left ... more

Nylon: First Synthetic Fiber

Nylon became the world’s first synthetic fiber when it was introduced on October 27, 1938. ... more

Retrospectacle: Lava Lamps

The vibrant color and mesmerizing motion of the lava lamp is a trademark of the 1960s. But this ... more
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