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Where No Toys Have Gone Before -Star Trek
By James Burrell


“Space: the final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise. Its five-year mission: to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations; to boldly go where no man has gone before.”

With these words – first heard on television sets across North America on September 8, 1966 - science-fiction would journey into new and unchartered territory with a TV series called Star Trek. Following the adventures of the starship U.S.S. Enterprise and its altruistic crew - led by the heroic Captain James T. Kirk (William Shatner), the cool and logical-minded Vulcan First Officer Mr. Spock (Leonard Nimoy) and the cantankerous yet compassion Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Leonard McCoy (DeForest Kelley), Star Trek depicted a 23rd century universe where humans and alien beings co-existed and worked together while endorsing values such as justice, racial tolerance and peace.
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Chalet Glass Conrad Biernacki

It was huge. It was very heavy. It was very, very orange. And it was one of the strangest objects my parents ever owned. Given pride of place in the centre of a small table in front of the dining room window, it glowed in the afternoon sunlight. And it’s still there today. I was intrigued by it as a teenager, and it still draws my attention many years later. Identical to the orange bowl shown here, it was made by Chalet Artistic Glass in Cornwall, Ontario, in business from 1962 to 1975. The company actually began in Montreal as Les Industries de Verre et Miroirs in 1958, changing its name to Murano Glass in 1960
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The Game of Chess
By Floyd Sarisohn


As the game of chess evolved, so too did the shape and design of the chess pieces and boards. With the games growing popularity in the Western World, it was inevitable that artists and others with imagination would try to create more decorative and artistic chess sets.
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The History of Coca-Cola Helen Nash

The product that has given the world its best-known taste and led to a memorabilia craze was born in Atlanta, Georgia, on May 8, 1886. Dr. John Stith Pemberton, a local pharmacist, produced the syrup for Coca Cola® and carried a jug of the new product down the street to Jacobs' Pharmacy, where it was placed on sale for 5 cents a glass at the soda fountain. Carbonated water was added to produce a drink that was at once "Delicious and Refreshing," a theme that continues to echo today wherever Coca Cola is enjoyed...
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PEZ: More Than Candy in a Box Tony Shaman What do Austria, Seinfeld, E,T., Connecticut, Walt Disney and the creator of eBay have in common? The question may be a bit of a stretch so I'll let you in on the answer: Pez dispensers.

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