Magic 8 Ball

Contributed by Janet

The Magic 8 Ball reminds me of my childhood - most American kids in the 70's had one of these toys that one would ask a yes or no question to, shake and turn upside down to read the answer that the ball would randomly chose for you. I kept my ball and took it to University and it has been in my various offices up to current date. I still ask it questions, although I don't always take it's advice.

I think of this object as representative of a specific period of time and believe it has a retro appeal as it is still sold in stores and more modern versions have been created (such as a High School Musical Magic 8 Ball).

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Invented in 1946, still being made.

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