Can You Pass This Retro Lifestyle Quiz?

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Old-fashioned might be out-of-fashion, but some things were just better in the past. That's the difference between old-fashioned and vintage. Is the Millenial Era moving a bit too fast for your taste? Do you wish you could go back to the era of ice cream trucks and drive-in-movies? Want to dance the jitterbug on Saturday night and spend all of your Sunday afternoon making model, balsa wood airplanes? Take a trip down memory lane with this retro lifestyle quiz.

Do you remember how to make a malted milkshake? Could you still sing your favorite Beatles song by heart? Would you hold your own at a roller derby? What are you waiting for? Take this quiz to find out!

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1. Going to the hairdressers? Ask for this hairstyle!

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  1. Clean shave
  2. Bowl cut
  3. Rockabilly
  4. Afro
What's another name for the "Rockabilly"? The "pompadour". Both Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash rocked the style -- which was shorter in the back and longer in the front -- making it extremely popular in the late 50s and early 60s.
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2. Which of these shows made the transition from black and white to color in the 1960s?

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  1. The Big Bang Theory
  2. Giligan's Island
  3. Seinfeld
  4. The Office
Giligan's Island! By 1958, there were roughly 350,000 color TVs in the United States. By the early 1960s, NBC was leading the charge in the transition from black and white to color broadcasting. CBS converted Gilligan’s Island to color between its 1965 and 1966 seasons.
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3. Don't go outside without putting on a pair of:

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  1. Hiking boots
  2. Cowboy boots
  3. Go-go boots
  4. Stilletos
Go-go boots come from the French word "la gogue" for “joy” and are meant to be white, low heeled, and mid-calf in height. They were introduced by French designer André Courréges.
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4. According to the Beatles, you "Can't buy me...

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  1. Eyes
  2. Love
  3. Songs
  4. Peanuts
We'll refresh you: I'll buy you a diamond ring, my friend, if it makes you feel all right. I'll get you anything, my friend, if it makes you feel all right. 'Cause I don't care too much for money, money can't buy me love!
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5. Far Out!

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  1. Terrible
  2. Amazing
  3. Too far away
  4. Out of line
"Far out" means “great” or “cool”! It was originally used as a descriptive word for creative jazz music.
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6. What were these dresses made of?

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  1. Glass
  2. Plastic wrap
  3. Aluminum foil
  4. Paper
Disposable, paper clothing -- a fad during the mid-60s -- was a relatively short-lived phenomenon. Why? Although they sold for less, they cost just as much as a regular dress to produce.
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7. Lisa's excited because she's going to the:

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  1. Fair
  2. Roller derby
  3. Horse races
  4. Hair salon
Roller derbies evolved during the 1960s, as the games began to be televised. Players were highlighted so viewers could identify them on TV, and it became mandatory to wear helmets.
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8. Go down to the comic book store and pick up hte latest copy of:

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  1. Iron Man
  2. Spider-Man
  3. Captain America
  4. X-Men
Spider-Man made his first appearance in the 15th installment of the Amazing Fantasy comic books, published in August of 1962.
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9. How can you fix this tape?

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  1. With olive oil
  2. With a pencil
  3. With masking tape
  4. With a wrench
How do you fix an unwound tape with a pencil? Rotate the top of the reel toward the center of the cassette. A pen works, too!
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10. Were you a "Dead Head"?

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  1. Prone to bad hair days
  2. Intellectually challenged
  3. Susceptible to head aches
  4. Fan of the Grateful Dead
The Grateful Dead first performed in December of 1965 alongside the Rolling Stones! While they never won a Grammy, they did make it into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994.
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11. Jimmy used his new Ford Mustang to go see THIS drive-in movie in 1964:

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  1. Forest Gump
  2. E.T.
  3. The Titanic
  4. James Bond, Gold Finger
James Bond became a phenomenon in the 1960s. Did you know that Goldfinger wears yellow or a golden item of clothing in almost every scene?
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12. A "greaser" had:

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  1. A way with words
  2. Long hair, styled with a lot of grease
In 1960s slang, a "greaser" was a young man -- possibly part of a motorcycle gang -- who styled his long hair with copious amounts of gel. If you want a reference, think John Travolta in Grease.
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13. Take the family to the circus in your:

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  1. Pontiac Firebird
  2. VW Camper Wagon
  3. Ford Mustang Fastback
  4. Oldsmobile
When the VW camper came out, it cost between $1250 and $1900. How fast could it go? 65 mph.
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14. Unhappy with your body? In the 1960s, you could get:

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  1. Breast implants
  2. New eyebrows
  3. New teeth
  4. Prosthetic legs
Timmie Lindsey was the first woman to ever receive breast implants (in 1962). Her surgeon was Dr. Frank Gerow. With his help, she went up one bra size.
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15. It's Elizabeth Taylor, making THIS style popular:

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  1. Elephant print
  2. Leopard print
  3. Horse print
  4. Polar bear print
With the help of icons like Elizabeth Taylor, animal prints -- and especially leopard prints -- became popular for women in the United States.
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16. What could you buy from this machine?

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  1. Peanuts
  2. Soda
  3. Icecream
  4. Chewing gum
Soda machines came out as early as the 1920s. The first Coca-Cola vending machine came out in 1927, but it wasn't until 1961 that canned soda machines became widespread.
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17. What were Pyscho, Rear View Window, and The Birds?

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  1. Hit songs by Elvis Presely
  2. Broadway Plays
  3. Suspense films by Alfred Hitchcock
  4. Nobel Prize Winning Poems
Alfred Hitchcock, master of suspense, was scared of eggs. According to Hitchcock, he was "frightened of eggs, worse than frightened, they revolt me".
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18. He's such a "Ken Doll"!

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  1. He collects barbies
  2. His name is Ken
  3. He cares too much about his looks
  4. He is made out of plastic
A "Ken Doll" was someone that was superficial and overly attractive.
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19. “Two, three, four, tell the people what she wore!”

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  1. An Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini
  2. An Itsy Bitsy Weenie Teenie Panda Pillow Pot Bikini
“Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polkadot Bikini” is a 1960s Brian Hyland song that sold a million copies in the US alone. The song was later translated into French and German.
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20. Who played Don Vito Corleone in the God Father?

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  1. Tom Cruise
  2. Ben Affleck
  3. Marlin Brando
  4. Tom Hanks
Marlin Brando was an American actor who was one of the highest-paid actors in Hollywood. Some of his most notable roles include Mark Antony ("Julius Caesar") and Don Vito Corleone ("The Godfather").
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21. Got yourself some crackerjacks? Sit back and watch a...

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  1. Water polo game
  2. Baseball game
  3. Chess match
  4. Spelling Bee
Crackerjacks may be forever associated with baseball. This tasty caramel-coated popcorn got its name when a random sampler of the snack said, “That’s a crackerjack!” In 1896, this was slang for "so good". Just imagine if someone named their snack food “Dope” today!
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22. Come in, HE said, I'll give you shelter from the storm:

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  1. Bob Barker
  2. Bob Dole
  3. Bob Marley
  4. Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan moved from Minneapolis to New York City in January of 1961. He signed with Columbia Records that September. He was only 20 years old.
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23. Are you up for an afternoon filled with...

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  1. Ping pong
  2. Pinball
  3. Slot-car racing
  4. Remote control car racing
If slot-car racing wasn't your thing, maybe toy electric ovens, G.I. Joes, pinball machines, troll dolls, or Popeye toys were?
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24. What strange flavor could you get from the ice cream truck in the 60s?

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  1. Tennessee Tarantula
  2. Oregon prune
By the 1960s, Good Humor ice cream trucks had come out with over 80 flavors, including the not-so-successful Oregon Prune. Single-serve cups in apricot and honeydew were also readily available.
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25. Age doesn't matter, does it? At least not according to Dustin Hoffman in...

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  1. The Godfather
  2. The Graduate
  3. Good Will Hunting
  4. Gladiator
In reality, Anne Bancroft was only 35 when she played the part of "Mrs. Robinson" in The Graduate. Dustin Hoffman was 29. Bancroft put on makeup to make herself look older.
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26. In 1963, you could have turned up the radio and let this classic belt out!

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  1. If It Makes You Happy, Sheryl Crow
  2. It's My Party, Lesley Gore
  3. Wonderwall, Oasis
  4. Baby Got Back, Sir Mix-A-Lot
Lesley Gore was discovered at age of 16. "It's My Party" was an undisputed success, while its sequel, "Judy's Turn to Cry", was only slightly less popular.
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27. What could you have bought in Wal-Mart in 1962?

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  1. Books
  2. Clothing
  3. Appliances
  4. All of these things
All of these things! The very first Wal-Mart opened on July 2, 1962. By the end of the 60s, there were 18 stores, spread throughout Arkansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma.
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28. What's Tim spending his Sunday making?

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  1. A creepie crawler
  2. A wooden bird
  3. A robot
  4. A balsa wood airplane
The cheapest balsa wood airplane kits cost only 10 cents! If you built them right, you could supposedly make the plane do loops in the air, but that was a difficult trick to master.
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29. What were the hills alive with?

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  1. The Sound of the Wind
  2. The Sound of Grasshoppers
  3. The Sound of Music
  4. The Sound of Birds
When The Sound of Music came out in 1965, it spent 5 years as the highest-grossing movie in history.
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30. Don't tell us you didn't have THIS pattern in your closet!

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  1. Plaid
  2. Stripes
  3. Paisley
  4. Polka dots
Paisley rose to popularity in the late 1960s, in no large part thanks to The Beatles!
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31. The kids aren't home. They're down at the local...

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  1. SHOP ‘n SAVE
  2. Candy store
  3. Spa
  4. Target
What candies came out in the 1960s? Swedish Fish and Sweet Tarts. While both are still hits, Swedish Fish are substantially more popular today. More than 7,000 metric tons of the Scandinavian candy is produced annually.
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32. Sam is Tammy's "main squeeze" but she might have a little something on the side:

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  1. Boyfriend
  2. Favorite toy
  3. Side-kick
  4. Arch enemy
Who is your "main squeeze"? Your boyfriend, girlfriend, partner, or better-half.
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33. What happens when you touch this ball?

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  1. Colorful strand of light are drawn to your finger
  2. You get your fortune told
Colorful strands of light are drawn to your finger! How do these psychedelic balls work? The science has something to do with electrodes, high-voltage alternating electric currents, and plasma filaments.
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34. No ride? No worries. In the 1960s, it was still safe to:

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  1. Walk
  2. Hitch hike
  3. Take a train
  4. Bicycle
Hitching rides was mainstream in the 1960s. You could hitch rides from city to city (if you were up for an adventure) or simply from home to school (if you didn't want to take the bus).
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35. What could you dance all night long to at a disco?

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  1. The jitterbug
  2. The mosquito
  3. The black fly
  4. The jacklebug
The jitterbug! In the 1960s, the popularity of this dance spread when American soldiers brought it to Great Britain. There were even jitterbug competitions held as far as Australia.
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36. What were the Smith's watching on Saturday night?

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  1. The Beverly Seabillies
  2. The Beverly Hill-lovers
  3. The Beverly Hillbillies
  4. The Beverly Hallaballoos
The Beverly Hillbillies first aired in 1962. It was a show about a backwoods family who moved to Beverly Hills.
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37. Don't be such a "wallflower"!

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  1. Vain
  2. Outspoken
  3. Shy
  4. Beautiful
While "wallflower" was slang for shy in the 1960s, the word was first recorded in 1820. Back then, the term referred to a "woman who sits by the wall at parties, often for want of a partner".
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38. Use this to:

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  1. Open a door
  2. Play movies
  3. Drop a boat anchor
  4. Ride a bicycle
By the 1960s, movie projectors had come a long way! The first movie projector dates back to 1895, and the first theater showing only projected movies dates back to Los Angeles, 1902.
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39. A spoon full of sugar makes the medicine go down! According to who?

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  1. Swiss Family Robinson
  2. Mary Poppins
  3. The Jungle Book
  4. One Hundred and One Dalmatians
Mary Poppins' famous song "A Spoon Full Of Sugar" was written about the polio vaccine, which was apparently easy to take because doctors put the medicine on a sugar cube and gave it to children on spoons.
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40. Order your new clothes out of a:

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  1. J.C. Penney catalogue
  2. Piggly-Wiggly catalogue
  3. A&P catalogue
  4. Kroger catalgoue
In 1958, J.C. Penney introduced store credit cards, and began to offer not only apparel but also home decor and housewares.
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41. What do you need to make a fluffernutter sandwich?

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  1. Almond butter and agave
  2. Peanut butter and marshmallow fluff
A fluffernutter sandwich is a sandwich made using two slices of bread filled with a layer of peanut butter and marshmallow fluff. The term was created in the 1960s for an advertising campaign and has stuck ever since.
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42. For her birthday, Carmen got a:

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  1. Kaleidescope
  2. Polaroid camera
  3. Microscope
  4. Telescope
The first Polaroid camera came out in 1948! It was originally called "The Land Camera". In 1963, Polaroids came out with peel-apart color prints.
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43. Going to bed? Don't forget to put in your:

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  1. Whirlers
  2. Lipstick
  3. Winders
  4. Curlers
To achieve big, classic, 1960s curls, many women slept in Coke can-sized rollers on a nightly basis!
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44. Darryl put this poster on his wall after going to see which movie?

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  1. Once Upon A Time In The West
  2. Pulp Fiction
  3. Pearl Harbor
  4. Saving Private Ryan
Once Upon A Time In The West, one of the most famous westerns of the era, will forever be haunted. After a day's worth of filming, one of the movie's actors, Al Mulock, committed suicide by jumping from his hotel window in full costume.
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45. Need to ask your great grandfather where he buried his treasure? Ask...

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  1. Tarot cards
  2. A Magic 8 Ball
  3. A fortune teller
  4. A Ouija Board
A Ouija board, sometimes called a spirit board, is a flat board marked with numbers 0-9, the letters of the alphabet, and the words “yes” and “no.” They are thought to help people communicate with spirits.
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46. Put vanilla ice cream, milk, malted milk powder and vanilla extract into this to make:

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  1. A vanilla malt mlikshake
  2. An ice cream cake
  3. Custard
  4. A protein smoothie
In the 1960s, top-of-the-line electric blenders had no-spill, no-splash lids that had removable parts, perfect for adding additional ingredients. Perfect to make a vanilla malt milkshake!
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47. To symbolize your dedication to peace and goodwill, wear:

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  1. Live-A-Little beads
  2. Lust beads
  3. Hate beads
  4. Love beads
Love beads are a traditional handmade hippie accessory consisting of one or more strings of beads. They symbolized peace and goodwill.
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48. When microwaves first came out, what were people afraid of?

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  1. If you ate the food too soon, it would cook your insides
  2. It could cause a nuclear explosion
People used to be afraid that if you ate the food out of the microwave to soon, it might cook your insides! When the first microwave came on the market in 1947, it was 6 feet tall and weighed 750 pounds!
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49. How can you set this alarm clock?

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  1. By opening it up and turning the clock hands manually
  2. With the knobs in the middle
Just find the knobs (on the top or on the back) and wind. Fun Fact! The first alarm clocks were made for farmers, and would only ring at 4 a.m.! Anyone that wanted to get up a little bit later was out of luck.
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50. Make sure you fry your bacon using the latest 1960s technology!

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  1. A Teflon non-stick pan
  2. A self-heating pan
Where did Teflon non-stick pans come from? French scientists discovered the material while researching odorless gas.
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