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2018, in 5 Minutes [video]

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The Year In Photos – 2018

From NBC News –

In 2018, the nation bid farewell to two Republican giants. Deadly fires scorched California, and Hurricane Michael seemed to come out of nowhere. An American actress became a British princess, and a shooting at a Florida school seemed painfully familiar. Migrants dreaming of Europe braved the Mediterranean, and migrants fleeing Central America flocked to the U.S. border.

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50 Years Ago Man First Visited The Moon

From Scientific American –

At first Bill Anders thought it was no big deal. He and his Apollo 8 crewmates, Frank Borman and Jim Lovell, were on their fourth orbit of the moon, passing over the far side, farther from home than any human beings had ever been, when they happened to see the Earth beginning to peek out over the lunar horizon. It was December 24, 1968.

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Restored Film of 1890s Paris Streets [video]

Google – Year In Search 2018 [video]

Photos of The Week – Nov. 24, 2018

From The Guardian –

The migrant caravan in Mexico, wildfires in California, the Copa Libertadores final and Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh – the week captured by the world’s best photojournalists

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Xerox Once Supplied A Fire Extinguisher With Their 914 Copier

According to wikipedia –

The Xerox 914 was the first successful commercial plain paper copier

The machine was mechanically complex. It required a large technical support force,[2] and had a tendency to catch fire when overheated . Because of the problem, the Xerox company provided a “scorch eliminator”, which was actually a small fire extinguisher, along with the copier.

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