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Sep 22

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Sep 21

stuffmomnevertoldyou:

Who invented glitter?

Early humans used shimmery mica flakes to add some primitive glitter to cave paintings, and a 2013 study found that the ancient Maya even covered a 6th-century temple in a sparkling mica-infused paint to likely herald a celebratory event or anniversary. But when it comes to the tiny bits of plastics and aluminum we call glitter today, Henry Ruschmann accidentally invented it in 1934.

stuffmomnevertoldyou:

Who invented glitter?

Early humans used shimmery mica flakes to add some primitive glitter to cave paintings, and a 2013 study found that the ancient Maya even covered a 6th-century temple in a sparkling mica-infused paint to likely herald a celebratory event or anniversary. But when it comes to the tiny bits of plastics and aluminum we call glitter today, Henry Ruschmann accidentally invented it in 1934.

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Sep 19

These folks have been hard at work on a new HowStuffWorks video series — coming soon to YouTube!

These folks have been hard at work on a new HowStuffWorks video series — coming soon to YouTube!

Sep 18

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If you’re in Atlanta, you may start seeing our video crews at various locations around our fair city. They’re creating a brand new HowStuffWorks series, and here’s a peek at today’s shoot with Jonathan Strickland.

If you’re in Atlanta, you may start seeing our video crews at various locations around our fair city. They’re creating a brand new HowStuffWorks series, and here’s a peek at today’s shoot with Jonathan Strickland.

Sep 17

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Sep 16

It seems that another Stuff to Blow Your Mind episode of “Monster Science” is in our future. Dr. Anton Jessup is out scaring up his next vict…er, subject.

It seems that another Stuff to Blow Your Mind episode of “Monster Science” is in our future. Dr. Anton Jessup is out scaring up his next vict…er, subject.