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Link Roundup: Atomic Energy Lab Edition

8 things we wanted to share this week:

  1. The “Atomic Energy Lab” and 7 other toys that aren’t made any more.
  2. How Amusement Parks hijack your brain (and not just by making you sick from cotton candy.)
  3. See what happens when you use a toy camera for a photo shoot with fashion models.
  4. Captain Picard? The greatest Captains in Pop Culture.
  5. There’s a new baseball card trading app called “Bunt” that includes a virtual stick of gum.
  6. Someone took over 7 hours to solve a 17 x 17 x 17 Rubik’s Cube.
  7. How a classic children’s toy may help take humans to Mars.
  8. Playtime and profit: How to spot a future collectors’ item.