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A Brief History of Window Cleaning
Windex has been with us for a very long time.
July 17, 2017
From Space, Bolivia's Salt Flats Look Like a Glitch
The geological feature is home to the largest lithium reserve in the world.
July 11, 2017
When the U.S. Postal Service Used Gyrocopters to Deliver the Mail
The flying machines hopped from roof to roof of post offices.
July 10, 2017
A Brief History of the Modern-Day Straw, the World’s Most Wasteful Commodity
Americans use 500 million of them every single day.
July 07, 2017
For Sale: A Button That Helped Change World War II
Bomber release buttons were the final push—literally—in the 1943 Dambusters raid.
June 27, 2017
The 1929 Plane-Train Hybrid That Almost Was
It's a bird! It's a plane! It's a... railplane?
June 26, 2017
Hoek van Holland, Netherlands
This enormous storm barrier is one of the largest moving structures on Earth, with each arm taller than the Washington Monument.
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Ruins of the McMillan Sand Filtration Site
An Industrial Revolution-era public work that purified water using nothing but sand.
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Overland Park, Kansas
1950s All-Electric House
This retro-future model home is packed to the gills with electrical oddities.
Sponsored by Dogfish Head Brewery
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Listen to Radio on the Go With This Strange 1931 Hat
Its name? The Radio Hat.
June 08, 2017
Gavazan Column at Tatev Monastery
Centuries before the modern seismograph, Armenian monks measured quakes with this tilting pillar.
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Monument to the Unknown Artist
The London statue that imitates passersby.
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Papplewick Pumping Station
This Victorian marvel of engineering and artistic prowess is nicknamed the "Cathedral of Steam."
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
White House Taping System
The origin of the Nixon tapes is rooted in technological incompetence as much as secrecy.
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Go take a picture with the inventor of the daguerreotype photographic process.
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Vintage Radio and Communications Museum
More than a century of radio history is told in these displays.
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How San Francisco Chronicled Its Own Tech Boom
A look back at Silicon Valley's adolescence.
May 19, 2017
Tallinn Teletorn (TV Tower)
This dizzying tower was built to better broadcast the 1980 Moscow Olympics.
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