Remember that little round toy from the seventies where you pressed on the back with your finger to squish stuff around and it changed colors? They were called Space Fidgits, and you can find out more about 'em here.
'Just add water and you've got instant life!' they said. 'Over 150 amazing Sea-Monkeys born ALIVE before YOUR eyes!' But, oh, the disappointment when the critters didn't look anything like the pictures on the package.
The magic of modern moviemaking at its miracle best breathes life into that beloved classic of childhood. Take a look behind the scenes of The Wizard of Oz in this story from the film's debut in 1939!
How much of today's tech did Nikola Tesla predict a century ago? Here's a look back at some spot-on predictions from Nikola Tesla -- along with a few, that, well... we haven't quite seen yet.
"I Love Lucy," a domestic comedy TV series, reduces the role of husband to roughly that of the male spider, and I wouldn't be at all surprised if, at the end of the season, Miss Ball ate him.
Amazing sights to see! The tornado – Munchkinland – Horse of a Different Color – Startling balloon ascent – Flying monkeys – Trees that talk and throw apples – More, more, more!!! It's all in "The Wizard of Oz."
This mid-century modern home design was created for a busy family of five, and in addition to the spacious floorplan, it glows with light, from huge windows and stunning clerestories.
Electricity will cure all the ills of the world, predicts Thomas Edison, whose inventive genius is responsible for the widespread application of electricity.
See some vintage DuPont Flair Squares wall coverings - sticky squares of vinyl wallpaper that used to be super-popular. They were an easy way to DIY some home decor in the '70s and '80s.
The band Blondie was discovered one night by some wealthy people out slumming after the theatre, and hired to perform at a party in a posh apartment.
Silent movies were not part of a primitive style of filmmaking, but an alternate form of storytelling - with artistic triumphs equivalent to or greater than those of the sound films that followed.
Why stop with the walls when decorating your home when you can add color and flair up high? Here are some retro examples and home decor tips on how to wallpaper your ceiling!
What will you find at the end of the rainbow? More smiles than ever. Here's an easy recipe for a fun and fruity rainbow poke cake you can make with your favorite Jell-o flavors!
Stripe-it-Rich pudding poke cakes make ordinary cakes extraordinary. It's easy! Use the Jell-O instant pudding mixture to frost, fill and stripe. Here's how.
Take a look back at the latest and greatest toys from 1986 in this vintage Toys R Us catalog they called the '80s Out of this World Toy Book.
When jack-o'-lantern carving time rolls around, conjure up your own designs, or try one of these that use pumpkins or squash!
"How did he propose?" was asked in a series of nationally-syndicated newspaper columns during the early 1920s. Here's a selection of some of the best engagement stories - from the sweet and simple to the too-cute-for-words.
Chicken Cacciatora, as it is called, is sometimes also known as 'Chicken Hunter Style.' The latter is the literal translation of the original Italian name of the dish, 'Pollo alla Cacciatora.'
Early in the 20th century, there was an interesting development in American home life -- people started moving from the city out to the suburban districts and small towns. See some classic All-American suburban houses from that era here!
If you're making yourself miserable because you can't diet your size-12 figure down to a size 8, relax. Skinny is out of style.
A simple and inexpensive new toy - known as the Hula Hoop - has thousands of the nation's children and many of its adults shaking their hips to make the hoop spin.
Repeated, desperate SOS calls were heard by at least 10 ships, which rushed to the scene as the Titanic, the biggest most luxurious ship in the world, sank to the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean.
In the early '70s, Sonny and Cher turned to television, and to everyone's surprise, became the hit of the 1971 season, paving the way for many other successful musical variety shows on TV.
The $2 bill, among the most maligned and rarest denominations of paper currency, is on the way back.
Here’s a selection of photos taken by visitors to NYC who snapped pictures of the impressively tall twin towers of the World Trade Center during the months and years before they fell.
Color, color, color! Has there ever been such a season in the history of fashion when so many beautiful colors have appeared on the scene at once? Used together or separately, no wardrobe is complete today without the little colored dress!
Here's an idea designed to make one room serve two purposes . . . a cozy, practical family room, plus well-planned facilities for extra guests or family additions.
The Galveston Hurricane of 1900 - the deadliest natural disaster in United States history - after which floods swept thousands of people to their death, and many more left homeless as millions of dollars worth of property was destroyed.
Boo! If you're having friends over for some spooky fun, look here for four different hauntingly creative Halloween party table decorations! These vintage menu suggestions and decor ideas are just as fun and festive today as ever.
Love's Baby Soft hit the market in the mid-'70s with a creepy ad campaign with lines like 'that irresistible, clean-baby smell, grown-up enough to be sexy' and 'innocence is sexier than you think.' So how did America respond?
How did America get its name? The man from whom the continents got their names was an especially fascinating character of the late 15th century.
There's an all-new all-family comedy-musical-variety series - 'The Muppet Show,' the latest offering from Jim Henson. Find out about the show, and see the opening credits and theme song lyrics here!
Why so much excitement? Because the teacher brings a basket brimming with weepuls -- doughnut-hole-sized bits of brightly colored fur with shaky eyes and sticky feet.
These 72 wonderful wallpaper samples come straight from the forties, when wallpaper was all the rage.
Unlike most rock groups, Creedence Clearwater Revival doesn't even have a booking agency or a manager, yet they are currently the most successful pop-rock group in the world - and the richest.
Are mothers too easy on their kids? A few people from Philadelphia had their say back in 1940, and their answers might surprise you.