Losing your luggage can be an annoying and expensive inconvenience when you have to quickly replace missing clothes and electronics, but some lost items are worth a lot more than any price tag you could ever try put on them. [More]
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The World War II propaganda icon Rosie the Riveter was based on a real woman, Rose Will Monroe, who appeared in a government film about female factory workers. She worked at the Willow Run Bomber Plant in Michigan. After the war, the riveters returned to pink-collar jobs and to homemaking, and the Willow Run plant returned to making Ford vehicles until 2010. Now it’s about to be demolished…unless supporters can raise another $3.5 million to save part of the building and move an existing aviation museum there. [Associated Press]
There’s a metric assload of Disney-branded products, but currently their vast lineup just doesn’t have anything for the child who’d like to avoid death by chemical weapons while still having fun. This wasn’t always the case. Back in the early 1940s, there was an actual Mickey Mouse gas mask.