Atari derived its name from a Japanese term used in the game Go. It describes a scenario in which the opposing player's game piece will be captured on the next turn.
During supersonic flight, air friction heated parts of the Concorde's fuselage to well over 200 degrees Fahrenheit, causing it to expand as much as 10 inches in length.
In 1952 expendable 3-D glasses made by Polaroid enabled filmgoers to watch the first American 3-D movie shot in color, Bwana Devil.
According to Smokey and the Bandit director Hal Needham, one of two 1977 Trans Ams provided by Pontiac was destroyed during a stunt as it jumped a river.
Narrator: It was a decade of excess, fueled by Disco Fever and the supersonic Concorde and the blazin' Trans Am. The Intel chip got small and Speak N Spell sales got big. Pressing a button created nuked meals and Polaroid instant snapshots and served up an arcade game that launched a revolution. Now, 70s Tech, on Modern Marvels. Can you dig it?