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Link Roundup: Ferris Fest Edition

8 things we wanted to share this week:

  1. If you’re a fan of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, you’ll want to be in Chicago for Ferris Fest.
  2. Here’s a glimpse into a Betty Crocker test kitchen from 1966.
  3. The surprising story of how Johnny Carson saved the game of Twister.
  4. Someone has developed LEGO-styled ‘Braille Bricks’ to help visually impaired kids learn to read.
  5. Here’s a Rube Goldberg machine built entirely from HTML form elements.
  6. A look at the ‘Neon Museum’ – preserving Las Vegas history one sign at a time.
  7. My obsession of the week: this Death Star fire pit made by a high school welding class.
  8. Fun Fact: The first video game console Sony made was NOT the PlayStation.

Peruse a weekly summary of intriguing articles related to toys, games, and nostalgia that have hit the news this week.