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Fall 1992

Volume 8, Issue 2


Invention is an unending succession of imperfections. A case in point: the beer can.
Missiles and nuclear submarines and hydrogen warheads came forth in a single decade, transfiguring both war and peace forever

The world’s greatest collection of clocks is underneath a motel in Rockford, Illinois

American auto racing came of age on banked wooden loops. The racetracks are forgotten, but they shaped the way we still race today.
Most of New Orleans is below sea level, and a good rainfall used to submerge it—until A. Baldwin Wood designed and installed a massive system of pumps to drain 20 million gallons a minute


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