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Those Old Ceramic Christmas Trees In Your Attic Are Worth Hundreds of Dollars Today

Most old holiday decorations don't hold much value beyond the sentimental kind. But if you have a box of Christmas memorabilia collecting dust in your attic, there's one item worth searching for. According to Today, vintage ceramic Christmas trees shoot up in value around the holidays, and any you might have lying around the house could potentially be worth hundreds of dollars.

New York City's Legendary Carnegie Deli Is Reopening With 1950s Menu Prices

The number of old-school Manhattan restaurants got a lot a little smaller in 2016, when the Carnegie Deli—previously one of the longest-operating Jewish delicatessens in the city—announced it was closing its doors after 80 years in business.

Waterbeds Are Ready to Make a Comeback

Fifty years after industrial design student Charles Hall submitted a waterbed prototype as his senior thesis, H20-infused mattresses now appear to be making a comeback. As CBS reports, Hall has developed a modernized version of his original invention, and it’s "not your parents’ waterbed."

Stranger Things Season 2 Got a Retro, VHS-Style Home Video Release

While we anxiously wait for more details about the third season of Stranger Things to trickle out, it seems we're about to have another way to re-watch Season 2—and it's much more fun—and on-brand—than your typical Netflix binge.

Polish Engineer Brings Obsolete Technology Back From the Dead to Play Michael Jackson's 'Thriller'

Polish engineer Paweł Zadrożniak is known around the world for building the floppotron—an instrument that creates music out of the grating sounds of old computer hardware. In what may be the best use of the technology yet, Zadrożniak has now found a way to play Michael Jackson's spooky single "Thriller" on the Frankenstein-esque contraption, as Gizmodo spotted.

The Bloody History of Fangoria, the Magazine That Changed the Way We View Horror Movies

During a gathering of Parliament in the 1980s, Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher held up a copy of an American periodical. Declaring it “absolutely appalling,” Thatcher referenced England’s Obscene Publications Act of 1959 as cause for banning it.

It wasn’t Playboy, Penthouse, or any other pornographic material. Thatcher was waving around a copy of Fangoria.

The Computer Error That Led to a Country Declaring War on Pepsi

On May 25, 1992, the Channel 2 News program in Manila, Philippines aired a segment that had been running since February of that year. Each night, the station alerted viewers to the day’s winning number in Pepsi’s Number Fever promotion. Buying a specially marked Pepsi product allowed consumers to match the number underneath the bottle cap to the announcements. While most prizes were just 100 pesos (roughly $5 in today’s U.S.

Sony Launches Playstation Classic, Preloaded With 20 of Your Favorite Games

Nintendo proved that nostalgia is a powerful force when it released the NES Classic in 2016. Gamers have had a hard time getting their hands on the mini console since its debut, with limited releases appearing in stores with little warning and clearing out just as quickly.

Antisocial Media: The Rise and Fall of Friendster

When software engineer Jonathan Abrams arrived in Silicon Valley in 1996, the internet was known for three things: vast amounts of information, pornography, and anonymity. If users weren't investigating the first two, they were exploiting the third to argue about movies or politics, their unfiltered opinions unencumbered by concerns over embarrassment. People were known only by their screen handles.

Nickelodeon's New Streaming Service is Bringing Back Your Favorite '90s Shows

If you grew up in the 1990s, you probably have a soft spot for Nickelodeon’s programming lineup.

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