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The 4 Most Embarrassing Cars in History

Ford Edsel

There have been many incredible cars throughout history, you just have to take a look at Jay Leno's collection to see more than a handful of them. Today, though, we want to take a look at five of the most embarrassing cars to have rolled off the assembly line.

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James Burke, Prince of Serendip

James Burke is the Carl Sagan of Serendipity. Now his Connections series, which tells technology's history as a record of sagacious discovery, is available for free viewing. Video after the jump.

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The Cat Organ: The Most Bizarre Musical Instrument You’ve Ever Seen

The cat organ, also known by its German name Katzenklavier, was a piano-like instrument that replaced the hammering of the traditional percussion piano with a line of cats fixed in place, their tails attached under a keyboard. Every time a key was pressed, a corresponding cat’s tail was yanked, making the unprepared feline shriek out in pain. The cats would ...

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History Through the Eyes of Frank Miller

Sin City, 300, Batman: The Dark Knight and The Spirit. What do these titles all have in common? They are all the product of the mind of Frank Miller, the trailblazing comic artist and writer who took comics to the next level. Elevating comics from the newsstand to the bookstore and, later, the world of film – serious film. Frank ...

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The Bible as Told Through Facebook

Pretty much everybody knows at least the first few words of the Bible. While the opening phrase “A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…” might not lend much credence to the Bible’s historical accuracy, I think it’s pretty clear that most of it is accurate. If I had a penny for everytime God asked me to build ...

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The Facebook Wall of Historical Events: Part II

Yeah, that’s right. History is still here guys. Preserved through time on stone tablets and cave paintings. Archaeologists recently uncovered an ancient hard drive from the sands of Egypt. And held on that hard drive was an archive of the Facebook statuses that changed history. In part II of Facebook history, Cool Material explores The Crusades, Pearl Harbor, the parting ...

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