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…Neatorama knows fads?

Ant Farm

Neatorama has a fantastic post called “37 Fads That Swept The Nation”. Including such greats as troll dolls, telephone-booth stuffing, Pac-Man, goldfish swallowing, and ant farms, it’s filled with Americana and some wonderful explanations of the history of each fad. Who would have thought the hula hoop would have been so popular (25 million sold in four months)?

[Neatorama – 37 Fads That Swept The Nation]

…Grenades make great lamps?

Grenade Lamp

The Hand Grenade Oil Lamp is an explosive piece of authentic Americana. Made by Dutch designer Piet Houtenbos, it uses a real US Army surplus grenade, and is sealed with a genuine US quarter. On a full fill, it’ll keep your heart warm with American pride for 24 straight hours. Come on baby, light my fire.

[Hand Grenade Oil Lamp]

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