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1960s Sugar Companies Paid Harvard Scientists To Make Fat The Leading Cause Of Heart Disease

Culture | September 19, 2019

A young woman in a bikini eats a Butterfingers brand candy bar as she sunbathes on a beach near Malibu, California, 1970. (Pho...

1976: 'Network' Newsman Rants, 'I'm As Mad As Hell, And I'm Not Going To Take This Anymore!'

Entertainment | September 18, 2019

Even if you’ve never seen the 1976 movie Network, you know the line delivered by TV newsman Howard Beale (Peter Finch): "I'...

Heineken's WOBO Bottle, Designed For People To Build Houses Out Of Beer Bottles

Culture | September 17, 2019

For Alfred "Freddy" Heineken, building a house out of glass beer bottles was a solution to two problems -- and in 1960, it was a visiona...

Early Nintendo: With 1966's 'Ultra Hand,' Future Game Boy Inventor Saved The Company

Entertainment | September 16, 2019

What's the symbol of Nintendo -- Mario the plumber? True, the little guy with the mustache, and his brother Luigi, and Princess Pea...

O.J. Simpson Was Passed Over For 'Terminator' Role For Being 'Too Nice'

Entertainment | September 15, 2019

Left: O.J. Simpson poses for a portrait in circa-1985 in Los Angeles, California. Right: Schwarzenegger in 'Terminator.' Sources: Harry Langdon/Get...

'Guess Who's Coming To Dinner' Was A Racial Reality Check

Culture | September 14, 2019

In Guess Who's Coming To Dinner, Sidney Poitier plays John, a black man meeting his white fiancee's parents, who are played by Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hep...

Australia, 1960: Shocking Kidnapping-Murder Leads To Law Keeping Lottery Winners Anonymous

Culture | September 13, 2019

In 1960 Graeme Thorne, an eight-year-old Australian boy was abducted and murdered after his parents, Bazil and Freda Thorne, ...

1967: When Computer Science Was 'Women's Work' Because It's 'Like Planning A Dinner'

Culture | September 12, 2019

A woman working on a Honeywell tape drive computer, circa 1969. (Photo by Underwood Archives/Getty Images) In the late 1960s, comput...

Was There Really A Feud Between Neil Young And Lynyrd Skynyrd?

Music | September 11, 2019

Left: Gary Rossington, Steve Gaines and Ronnie Van Zant of Lynyrd Skynyrd,on the field before the 1977 Season Opening Atlanta Braves Game. Right: Neil Young...

Cookie Monster Began Life Stealing Canadian Snacks

Icons | September 10, 2019

Sesame Street Muppet Cookie Monster poses for photographs during a press conference in January 2013. Photo by Georg Wendt/picture alliance via Getty Images If not for...

Why Was Mayonnaise Such A Staple Of The Groovy Era?

Fads | September 9, 2019

In Cold War America, "mayonnaise on everything" was the rule. We've seen the t-shirts and memes that advocate "sriracha on everything" -- imagine that sort of ever-...

Disney Created Fake Companies To Buy Up Land In Florida

Culture | September 8, 2019

Left: Disney World's Magic Kingdo under construction prior to its 1971 opening. Right: A window on Main Street commemorates M.T. Lott Real Estate Investments. Sour...

Modulex: The Short-Lived 1963 LEGO for Architects

Culture | September 7, 2019

Shopping the Modulex way. Source: flickr.com/photos/minkowsky/ We've all seen impressive Lego models of buildings and cities, but there was once a name for Lego archit...

The CIA Would Use 'Love Dolls' As Decoys In The 1970s

Culture | September 6, 2019

In the thick of the Cold War, America's Central Intelligence Agency conscripted unfeeling, pneumatic specialists to foil the enemy: inflatable plastic or rubber l...

Claudia Cardinale, Young Italian Beauty Of American Westerns, Then And Now

Entertainment | September 5, 2019

Left: Claudia Cardinale on the set of 'The Adventures of Gerard' at Cinecitta Studios in 1968. Right: Cardinale in '8 1/2' (1963). Sources: Phot...

Gunter Schabowski: How One Man's Mistake Brought Down The Berlin Wall

Culture | September 4, 2019

Left: Gunter Schabowski at a press conference on November 9. 1989. Right: Citizens demolishing the Berli Wall. Sources: DPA/AFP/Getty Images; theimag...

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