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The Bohemian Blueblood Who Invented the Bra

  Inventing the bra was possibly the least interesting thing Mary Phelps Jacob did in her life. She was called Polly Peabody during her first upper-crust marriage and Caresse Crosby during her scandalous second. She and her husband Harry Crosby ...

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The Sweet New England History of the Frisbee

Decades before the plastic Frisbee was invented, New England resonated with the shouts of ‘Frisbee’ warning of an oncoming tin pie plate thrown through the air. The baked-good containers distributed by the Frisbie Pie Company eventually inspired marketers at Wham-O ...

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