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The summer series is getting underway!

Thanks to COVID-19, drive-ins are making a comeback, but BEWARE!

Of course people we're watching, these three are not practicing safe social distancing!

Heard any good music while you've been on lockdown?

I think we all know the source of gas in this tub!

Wham-O was the unquestioned king of kid fads during the 1960s. They started hot with the Hula Hoop and finished even hotter with the Frisbee (a fad that never, ever went away). In between, they gave us the SuperBall!

The SuperBall was a compact little piece of toy dynamite. When dropped, it rebounded to nearly 100% of the original height. When thrown with a little (or a lot) of force, it could sail over houses and even reach high enough to shatter lights in school gymnasium ceilings. The ball will also bounce in crazy ways if you put spin on it.

The ball was invented by chemist Norman Stingley in 1964. He created a complex batch of synthetic rubber he named Zectron. He offered his invention to his employer, the Bettis Rubber Company. They couldn’t see much use for it and told Stingley he was free to shop it elsewhere.

Some light reading for this time of social distancing:

Hey now, you groovy chicks are stylin'!

Before McDonald's and the Big Mac, we had Big Boy!

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