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Our Fascination with Aliens and UFOs As Reflected in Popular Culture

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  Mankind’s belief in extraterrestrial life forms dates back to at least ancient Greece. In more modern times, the fascination with aliens visiting Earth was reawakened in 1897 with the release of H.G. Wells’ science fiction novel, “The War of the Worlds,” in which he described a horrifying alien invasion in southern England. On Halloween

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Celebrate Woodstock with Groovy T-Shirts and Home Decor

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The ’60s and ’70s were a time when everything changed. There was a move away from tradition and a time of trying new things. The Woodstock Music Festival had a lot to do with this revolution. What began as an outdoor concert in a dairy farmer’s field in Bethel in upstate New York, evolved into a

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The Shelvador Refrigerator by Crosley

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By the early ’30s, Powel Crosley Jr had already built cars and radios. His foray into household appliances started with the Icyball, a refrigerator that was powered by kerosene rather than electricity. It was the Shelvador, though, that would make him millions, while an industry eagerly awaited its chance at the same success. The story

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Santa Claus Land

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In the early ’40s, retired industrialist Louis J. Koch conceived a retirement community in Indiana. During his travels, he visited Santa Claus, Indiana, only to be heartbroken for countless children. Families would travel to the town and children would be horribly disappointed to find that Santa Claus wasn’t even there. So, Koch opted instead to

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Vintage Motel Key Tags

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As the US highway system began development in the 1920s, road trips became common. With more people traveling for work and more families vacationing the need for overnight accommodations grew. People wanted to stay in a place that was both inexpensive and easily accessible from the highways. This led to the roadside motel, which was

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