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Link Roundup: Forgotten Fads of the Past Edition

8 things we wanted to share this week:

  1. Anyone interested in a spirited game of puff billiards? Just one of 4 forgotten fads of the past.
  2. Looking for summer reading? Check out Word Nerd: Dispatches from the Games, Grammar, and Geek Underground from the former executive director of the National Scrabble Association.
  3. LEGO has launched their “Are You a Lego Maker?” Prototyping Challenge for kids ages 13 years and older.
  4. Hot Wheels has unveiled a Tesla Model S for $1.00 — a price anyone can afford!
  5. A look at how the late inventor of Playmobil changed the toy industry.
  6. The University of Iowa has received an 18,000 volume science fiction library from a single person.
  7. Travel back in time with these vintage posters of Disneyland attractions.
  8. It may be time to replace your doormat with something a bit more geeky.