National Firearms Museum credits "parlor trick" for American exploration success.
Apparently the 1804-1806 Lewis and Clark expedition
carried a single Girandoni air rifle
, giving routine demonstrations to the awe and amazement of hostile tribes the entire way. [more inside]
The most dangerous toys of all time.
Lawn darts? Check. Cabbage Patch Dolls that chewed off your fingers? Check. Working radioactive U-238 Atomic Energy Lab? Check
. To spark more memories of holidays past, peruse the 10 weirdest toy ads
of all time, and don't forget the Cheap Toy Roundup
if you don't have enough cash. Or you could always get a Talking Jesus
from Toys for Tots.