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1946 Microwave Oven Ad And this is a cheap one!! Commercial microwaves were another story!! . . . "in 1947, the first commercial microwave oven hit the market. These primitive units where gigantic and enormously expensive, standing 5 1/2 feet tall, weighing over 750 pounds, and costing about $5000 each."
Tags: ad  microwave  oven 
Added: 10th July 2007
Views: 6883
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Posted By: Teresa
Sharon Tate i would much rather celebrate the life and beauty of Sharon Tate than focus on the terrible end of her life. . . she made just a few films during her brief career, including DON'T MAKE WAVES (1967; with Tony Curtis and Dave Draper), EYE OF THE DEVIL (1967; with Deborah Kerr),and my personal favorite VALLEY OF THE DOLLS (1967; with Susan Hayward and Patty Duke), and THE WRECKING CREW (1969; with Dean Martin and Tina Louise). She was only 26 years old when she was murdered in August 1969. BEVERLY HILLBILLIES fans will recall Tate from her recurring role as Janet Trego from 1963 to 1965...
Tags: Sharon  Tate  Dont  Make  Waves  Eye  Of  The  Devil    Valley  Of  The  Dolls  The  Wrecking  Crew    Beverly  Hillbillies  Janet  Trego 
Added: 25th September 2007
Views: 2487
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Posted By: Teresa
Jack Benny on Whats My Line 1959 The classiest game show ever to grace the airwaves was What's My Line. On this June 21, 1959 episode Jack Benny is the mystery challenger. Hilarity ensues. Why can't TV be this good nowadays?
Tags: Jack  Benny  Whats  My  Line 
Added: 28th September 2007
Views: 2940
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Posted By: Lava1964
Worst TV Show Ever - Turn-On Turn-On is generally regarded as the worst television show ever to grace the airwaves of American TV. Created by Laugh-In producers George Schlatter and Ed Friendly, Turn-On lasted just one broadcast: Wednesday, February 5, 1969. At some ABC afiliates, as Tim Conway explains in this clip, it was yanked off the air before it was finished. Turn-On was similar to Laugh-In. It was 30 minutes of skits and backouts bridged together by weird electronic music. Most of the skits were overly suggestive by 1969 standards. (One featured a comely blonde about to be executed by a firing squad. The head of the squad said, 'This might sound unusual but WE have one final request!' Another skit featured a vending machine that dispensed birth control pills.) Good luck finding clips of this turkey. Apparently the master tape is locked away in a vault somewhere never to be aired again.
Tags: Turn-On  ABC  worst  TV  show  Tim  Conway 
Added: 25th March 2009
Views: 3057
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Posted By: Lava1964
Beauty Shop or Torture Chamber Teresa, get a load of this!! These black contraptions were used for giving permanent waves, and was considered the state-of-the-art way to stylish hair. I think I'd have second thoughts if I walked into a shop and saw these!!
Tags: beauty  shops  permanent  wave  machines 
Added: 23rd November 2007
Views: 1217
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Posted By: Sophia
Deeper and Deeper Freda Payne 1970 Actually CKLW was broadcast from Windsor Canada, across the Detroit River. When AM dominated the air waves. That was the station everybody around here listened too!
Tags: Motown 
Added: 16th April 2008
Views: 934
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Posted By: Marty6697
Krakatoa Erupts 1883 The beginning of the amazing events at Krakatoa in 1883 date to May 20 when there were initial rumblings and venting from the volcano, which had been dormant for about 200 years. Over the next three months, there were regular small blasts from Krakatoa out of three vents. On August 11, ash started spewing from the small mountain. Eruptions got progressively stronger until August 26, when the catastrophe began. At noon, the volcano sent an ash cloud 20 miles into the air and tremors triggered several tsunamis. This turned out to be just a small indication, however, of what would follow the next day. For four-and-a-half hours beginning at 5:30 a.m. on August 27, there were four major and incredibly powerful eruptions. The last of these made the loudest sound ever recorded on the planet. It could be heard as far away as central Australia and the island of Rodrigues, 3,000 miles from Krakatoa. The air waves created by the eruption were detected at points all over the earth. The eruption had devastating effects on the islands near Krakatoa. It set off tremendous tsunamis that overwhelmed hundreds of villages on the coasts of Java and Sumatra. Water pushed inland several miles in certain places, with coral blocks weighing 600 tons ending up on shore. At least 35,000 people died, though exact numbers were impossible to determine. The tsunamis traveled nearly around the world--unusually high waves were noticed thousands of miles away the next day. The volcano threw so much rock, ash and pumice into the atmosphere that, in the immediate area, the sun was virtually blocked out for a couple of days. Within a couple of weeks, the sun appeared in strange colors to people all over the world because of all the fine dust in the stratosphere. Over the ensuing three months, the debris high in the sky produced vivid red sunsets. In one case, fire engines in Poughkeepsie, New York, were dispatched when people watching a sunset were sure that they were seeing a fire in the distance. Further, there is speculation that Edvard Munch's 1893 painting "The Scream" depicting a psychedelic sunset may have actually been a faithful rendering of what Munch saw in Norway in the years following the eruption of Krakatoa. The amount of dust in the atmosphere also filtered enough sun and heat that global temperatures fell significantly for a couple of years. Krakatoa was left only a tiny fraction of its former self. However, in the intervening years, a small island, Anak Krakatoa ("Son of Krakatoa") has arisen from the sea. It is growing at an average of five inches every week. This island is receiving a great deal of scientific attention, as it represents a chance to see how island ecosystems are established from scratch.
Tags: History 
Added: 4th December 2014
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Posted By: WestVirginiaRebel
WTTW Chicago  Max Headroom Pirating Incident During a broadcast of the Dr. Who episode "Horror of Fang Rock" on WTTW Chicago Channel 11, on Sunday November 22nd, 1987, at around 11:15pm, a Video "Pirate" wearing a Max Headroom mask broke into the signal and transmitted one of the weirdest, unauthorized things ever to hit the Chicago airwaves. Earlier in the evening on the same day, during the Nine O'Clock News on Channel 9 (Yes, a completely different channel) the Max Headroom Pirate also broke in - although it was for a much shorter time and there was no audio. Needless to say, Dan Rohn (the sports reporter) was a bit flustered. And no, he was never caught.
Tags: max  headroom 
Added: 9th October 2008
Views: 1452
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Posted By: rickfmdj
Not  A Math Wiz on Millionaire When Who Wants To Be A Millionaire first hit the airwaves, there was a qualification procedure that ensured the dummies got sifted out. Behold the result when they got rid of the qualifying process in favor of demographics. Geez...
Tags: Millionaire  math  game  show 
Added: 28th January 2009
Views: 795
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Posted By: Lava1964
Jiffy Pop Popcorn Commercial Kind of weirds me out Lol!
Tags: Before  Microwaves 
Added: 10th April 2009
Views: 1623
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Posted By: Marty6697

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