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What's Inside the Millennium Time Capsule?

Rebecca OConnell

The National Millennium Time Capsule was designed to house the "artifacts, ideas, or accomplishments that represent America at this time in history." So Twinkies, obviously. Though the Twinkies were later removed because they could have attracted mice. (According to the New York Times, they were eaten by the White House Millennium Council staff.)

Here's a look at some of the other culturally significant items that were placed inside:

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You can read more about the National Millennium Time Capsule here, or see every item Nickelodeon buried in its time capsule in 1992.