Category Archives: history

The Chevy 2 Nova Ranch

Next time you’re in Tulsa, drop by the ranch and view all the exhibits.

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Remembering Michael Jordan

Michael Jordan celebrated his 55th birthday last Saturday, Feb. the 17th.

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Aircraft engine flames

The Lockheed Super Constellation ‘Connie’ from the 1950s, is a favourite amongst all at the Avalon Airshow as she thunders along spitting engine flames.

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The last play

The final play of every Super Bowl from 1967-2016. SPT makes no apologies for film quality from 1967 and later. [31:59] Video link.

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The XFL and their slippery balls

The special footballs that were used in the XFL became very slippery when wet. They overcame the problem in the shower. XFL at Wikipedia. XFL moments

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Firing up the ol’ Mercedes Benz

Guy finally starts his vintage 1886 Mercedes. Forget about starting it in the winter.

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Man’s last walk on the moon

On December 7, 1972, NASA launched Apollo 17, a lunar mission crewed by Eugene Cernan, Ronald Evans, and Harrison Schmitt. It would be the last time humans traveled beyond low Earth orbit, the last time man landed on another celestial … Continue reading

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IndyCar crash

High quality footage of Kenny Brack’s terrifying crash in Texas 2003.

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The Red Ring of Death

History of the Xbox 360 One of the most well-known and expensive malfunctions in the history of video games and commercial electronics history, here’s how the Red Ring of Death happened, and why you probably still didn’t buy a PS3 … Continue reading

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The Buick Grand National

From 1982 to 1987, Buick (yes Buick) used the Grand National to rise from overlooked GM family sedans, to the maker of America’s fastest, most powerful Muscle Car. The 1987 Buick Grand National Experimental (GNX), took the G-body auto to … Continue reading

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The history of dynamite

Dynamite was invented by Alfred Nobel and was the first safely manageable explosive stronger than black powder. Nobel obtained patents for his invention in England on 7 May 1867, in Sweden on 19 October 1867. After its introduction, dynamite rapidly … Continue reading

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Datsun

Remembering the ’80s with two car ads from Nissan. Black Gold 300ZX

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Steam in New York City

With more than 100 miles of steam piping and nearly 2,000 buildings served, New York’s steam system is the largest in the world. [6:59]

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Steam trucks

These two old steam trucks are seen on a run into Wangaratta in North East Victoria. The Sentinel and Yorkshire are two of a few steam vehicles still operating in Australia, both were manufactured in England in the twenties. [4:10]

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Penn and Teller talked about the FCC back in ’07

What was predicted back then is reality today.

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8 goals in one period

On December 17, 1991 the Pittsburgh Penguins set a team record with eight goals in the second period of a 10-2 win over the San Jose Sharks.

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