erniesmith's User Profile - Atlas Obscura
Gastro Obscura
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fast food

Does Taco Bell Hot Sauce Expire and Everything Else About Sauce Packets You Never Thought To Ask

January 11, 2016
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tedium

The Twisted Things People Have Done For A Klondike Bar

January 4, 2016
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language

The Great Failure of Andrew Carnegie's Simplified Spelling Lobby

December 14, 2015
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soviet day

How Microsoft Created a Revolution in Soviet Computing

December 8, 2015
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roads

The Interstate Highways That Don’t Follow the Rules

December 7, 2015
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tedium

How The Hidden Track Faded From Recorded Music

November 30, 2015
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tedium

How U.S. Drinking Laws Created the Fake ID Market

November 9, 2015
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electricity

Why Can't the World Just Pick One Design for Plugs?

November 2, 2015
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weapons

The Simple, Elegant History of the Swiss Army Knife

October 5, 2015
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banks

From Metal Coins to Venmo: A History of America's Credit Cards

September 14, 2015
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industrial

A Lawn Day’s Journey from Scythes and Donkeys to Power Mowers

September 8, 2015
Gastro Obscura
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victorian

Margarine Used To Be Pink, and More Colorful Tales From The Food Dye Industry

August 31, 2015
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electrical oddities

The Weird History of Hand Dryers Will Blow You Away

August 24, 2015
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cheat week

The History of Fake Meat Starts With the Seventh-Day Adventist Church

August 17, 2015
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Before the Band-Aid, People Used Honey and Sugar to Wrap Wounds

August 10, 2015
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The History of Vending Machines Goes Back to the 1st Century

August 3, 2015
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Brazil Is an Alternate Video Game Universe Where Sega Beat Nintendo

July 27, 2015
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escape week

The Art of Quitting

July 20, 2015