The inventors of Bubble Wrap were originally trying to make plastic wallpaper.
"The intelligence office of the 509th Bombardment group at Roswell Army Air Field announced at noon today, that the field has come into possession of a flying saucer." So started the Daily R
Some of these objects do have modern counterparts. Most serve needs we no longer have.
By adding shm- to words, you can be simultaneously grumpy and cute. But there are some words that cause confusion about how the shm- should best be attached.
The use of miniatures in these films is so subtle that we’re still kicking ourselves for believing that cars can fly, and that cities were harmed in the making of these movies.
Blushing is an involuntary reaction that seems to serve no purpose beyond making an embarrassing situation even worse.
Summer reading is most often associated with racy romances and white-knuckle thrillers. But why not spend those extra hours of daylight flexing your mental muscles instead?
Aspirin comes from willow bark. Heroin is made from poppy buds. And more!
Some of the greatest creators of all time have ponied up their own cash to see their works in print.