Soon To Be In The Smithsonian


Tony Hawk’s first skateboard. The donation ceremony will happen during the Innoskate festival on June 22nd.

Bauhaus: Design in a Nutshell

Part of an educational series about design movements from Open University.

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“I learned my habits from the masters.”


Tommy Chong and the History of the Rolling Papers

The History of the Frozen Banana Stand


It all took place on Balboa Peninsula in Newport Beach.

Mob Molls


The female companions of Mafia men. The term moll was derived from “Molly,” “a 17th century euphemism for either “whore” or “prostitute.””

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Is This The Recipe For Coca Cola?


Probably not, but the starting bid is $5 million just in case.

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“knock-o’s or nachos?”


The History of Baseball Stadium Nachos, and for that matter, the History of Nachos in general.

Artistic Homes of California

Wealthy residences in the Bay Area circa 1888.

“Work & worry. Sickness and debt.”


The last pages of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s ledger.

via, openculture

Cannibalism in Jamestown


During a rough winter in 1609 the colonists ate at least one 14-year old girl who apparently looked this.


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