The edges of a quarter might feel pretty groovy, but all of those ridges were once a serious weapon in the war on crime.
The arcade game got its start long before the digital video game cabinet swallowed its first quarter in the 1960s
You may have heard the old song about “the daring young man on the flying trapeze,” but not every trapeze is intended to fly.
If this were a multiple choice question, the answer would have to be “All of the above”.
When the countdown was first used in 1929, its purpose was not to precisely synchronize a team working together to create a complex event. Its purpose was the create suspense.
In 1965, when the Soviets were the enemy and the transistor radio was cutting edge equipment, the U.S. Congress began hearings on the topic of electronic surveillance.