The background on Fake Radio War can’s true tale: In 1938, radio star Orson Welles annihilated the world with a tall tale of Martians invading the earth. Newspapers fanned the flames by writing of the Fake Radio War that terrorized a nation. What few realize is that the real battle wasn't a war between worlds, but a fight for the eyes and ears of a country.
The background on my second can, For Amusement Only: Before pinball games had flippers, winning was much more luck than skill. Laws were enacted to ban pinball gambling in most major cities. Manufacturers tried to evade the bans with labels that said "For Amusement Only." By the 1940s, many pinball machines had been destroyed. The last pinball ban was finally lifted in 2016.
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