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The 1973 Radio Shack Catalog

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Stuff At the Shack

This Radio Shack catalog from 1973 is a treasure trove of technical marvels. The label maker is really cool and futuristic, but I personally want the home lie detector kit. It’s great for parties.

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Be Smart With Your Heart

A few of the adorable Dumb Ways to Die characters are back for a brief Valentine’s Day cameo.

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O, R They?

Check out 30 things learned by watching Wes Anderson’s Rushmore Blue-Ray commentary.

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An App For That: Going On the Road

This app will let you recreate Jack Kerouac’s trek.

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This Is Somewhat Topical

He’s Russian. He plays a winter sport. You get it. In this video Alex Ovechkin shows off his remarkable accuracy.

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Alright, Let’s Get This Over With

Here are 26 of Hollywood’s most romantic movie moments in rapid succession. It’s only 90 seconds.

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For Your Lazy Day Off

If you have Monday off, why not sit around and watch an entire TV series start to finish? Here are a bunch of great, but short-lived series you can start and finish that day.

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Always Wear a Helmet
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Powerful photos to remind you to always wear a helmet.

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In 1838, Missouri witnessed the “Missouri Mormon War.” It was the first of three armed conflicts before the Mormons found their home.

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Hippies, Guns, and LSD: The San Francisco Rock Band That Was Too Wild For the Sixties. The Charlatans were ahead of their time, but flamed out fast.

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Six "Common" Medical Conditions That Don't Actually Exist. Some of them were only named in order to sell you a cure.

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Remembering Hair-Raising Landings at Hong Kong’s Kai Tak Airport. Landing on runway 13/31 was so terrifying, the procedure was called the Kai Tak Heart Attack.

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The Scariest Rides At The Fair, Ranked By An Anxious Man. Mark Shrayber is terrified of carnival rides, yet he can't help but try them.

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The 100 Greatest American Cooks of All Time. Many of the cooks on the list have a full article about them linked, which could keep you busy for some time.

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12 charming coastal towns to visit this summer. Get away from the crowds of tourists for a relaxing getaway.

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11 Fashion Trends of World War I. With the men away fighting, women went for comfort as well as style.

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Mutiny on the Prisoner Ship
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In the 18th century, Britain shipped around 50,000 prison inmates to the American colonies to do hard labor. James Dalton was sent multiple times for theft, and once succeeded in leading a mutiny aboard the prison ship.

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10 Surprising Ways to Lose Your Mind. Mental disorders can be triggered by a wide variety of conditions.

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How a Group of ’70s Radicals Tried (and Failed) to Invade Disneyland. Four hundred police were waiting for the paltry few hundred Yippies that showed up.

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Rocket Launches Look Even Cooler From Space. A satellite recorded images of a Soyuz launch on July 14.

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How Synthetic Fabrics Inspired a Cultural Revolution. Few people remember how much time laundry and ironing used to take.

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Can you solve the counterfeit coin riddle? You probably could if you had plenty of time.

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Ancient ruins keep being 'discovered.' Were they ever lost?

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A Tree That Flowers With 40 Different Fruits. It's not legendary, but a triumph of science and patience.

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