Solving the “The Windshield-Pitting Mystery of 1954”

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A while back, Linton Weeks from NPR’s History Dept. wrote “The Windshield-Pitting Mystery of 1954,” wherein thousands of Bellingham, Washington residents were plagued with pitted windshelds, leading to theories that ranged from acid created by flying bugs to falling skeletons of tiny marine creatures thrown into the stratosphere by H-bomb tests. We took a look […]

National Police Week: The Most Memorable Cop Cars From TV and Movies

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The cars detectives drove on TV get all the attention, like Thomas Magnum’s Ferrari, Rick Simon’s Dodge Power Wagon or even Enos Strate’s beat-up Chevelle on the spinoff from The┬áDukes of Hazzard. But what about the stalwart police cruisers from the TV shows of the 1970s and 1980s? Where’s the love for the black-and-white? Here’s […]

How Soon Can You Get Your Flying Car? How About Never?

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WIRED is writing about flying cars again, featuring the second generation of Kitty Hawk’s prototype. As the article states, this prototype isn’t the vehicle that’s going to transform transportation. “Orville and Wilbur Wright’s airplane, which took off from the sand dunes of Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, in 1903, was not sold commercially. It was 11 […]