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They got most things right.
Over 30 years ago, researchers pictured what the home of the future would look like. It is amazing that even without the Internet at the time, they were able to predict many things that homes already have today. For instance, they talked about ...
 
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A decade flew by in an instant. Now we’re three quarters of the way into 2020. 
The year 2010 seems like yesterday, and right now, we’re in the third quarter of 2020. Ten years ago, Filipinos decided to bombard Google with these search keywords, which gave us a little nostalgia. We know this because of a tool called ...
 
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We stumbled upon 65,000 Winamp skins online, and they’re glorious.
Remember when Winamp was everybody’s Spotify? From the late ’90s to the mid-’00s, Winamp dominated everybody’s PC as the media player of choice. This was back at a time when bootleg copies of songs almost killed the music industry, and playing these ...
 
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It was kept hidden for 75 years.
When the Tiburcio-Jaralve family was sorting old items in their house, they discovered a very old piece of paper stashed along with family photographs from the 1940s. When they unfolded the paper, which was a faded piece from a yellow pad, they were ...
 
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These giants used to be a common sight in the city.
Commuters in Metro Manila have a lot of hopes and dreams for our current transport system (especially seeing as it leaves a lot to be desired, but that’s a whole other story). And one ultimate fantasy a few might share would be ...
 
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Who owns Manila South Cemetery?
If you take a look at the map of Manila and Makati, you will see something strange: There is a square chunk of Manila right in the middle of Makati. Upon closer inspection, you realize it is actually the Manila South Cemetery, a ...
 
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The PhilAm Theater is currently being dismantled.
The Philam Life Auditorium is now being demolished. The site will become part of the many development projects under SMDC.The 780-seat theater was designed by architect Carlos D. Arguelles, who also designed the Philippine National Bank Building in Escolta and DBP Building ...
 
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The oldest church in Mindanao was built by the Jesuits.
The San Salvador del Mundo Church in Caraga, more commonly known as the Caraga Church, is the oldest church in Mindanao. It had been closed for two years to give way to much-needed restoration work and was reopened to the public in ...
 
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It was the biggest hoax of the century that fooled the world.
In 1971, the Philippines shocked the world when a surviving prehistoric tribe was reportedly found in the rainforests of Mindanao. National media outlets from around the world feasted on the discovery. Some of the headlines read: “Primitive Stone-Age Tribe Discovered in the Philippines.” ...
 
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This Philippine-made flatiron is a work of art. 
Not everything that is rusty is worthless. In the 1800s, Filipinos used to iron their clothes using a wooden roller and a flat board, as seen in this rare photo owned by John C. Tewell. The contraption is called prensa de paa or foot ...
 
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Matabungkay was a favorite getaway during the '80s and '90s.
Back in the ’80s and ’90s, the beach of Matabungkay was the ultimate destination for yuppies and college students who were looking for a perfect weekend getaway from the city. Families would also bring their kids to Matabungkay’s white sand beach during ...
 
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Spanky Rigor left his rockstar life for a simpler life in America. 
Spanky Rigor used to live the life of a rockstar. He was a founding member of the iconic group VST & Co or simply VST. The  “S” in VST actually stands for his name Spanky, while the “V” and “T” stand for ...
 
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It's a 43-year-old institution.
It was something of a '90s rite of passage—or a weekend ritual. Allowances were saved and spent on weird curios like fart sprays, glow-in-the-dark goo, magic tricks, and exploding pens. Regina was an overstuffed mish-mash of things every kid didn't know he ...
 
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Willie Villano is 82 years old and though he's unheard of by most people, he has crafted a legacy.
Wilfredo Villano is 82 years old. On the phone, he speaks extra loud, as if unassured that his message is getting through or unconvinced that he can hear the other end well. Maybe both. He speaks with the affable, affectionate tone of a doting grandparent ...
 
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Your parents might have done it, too.
In the quest for life's deeper meaning, we've done all sorts of things to better our soda. We've put Mentos in Coke, dropped all sorts of fruit in Sprite, dared ourselves to drink Pepsi with Pop Rocks. Heck, one guy even suggested ...
 
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If you've managed to salvage these from clutter purges, you're lucky.
Old items that survived the great clutter purges in your house could now be worth a fortune. An old doll, a piece of arm from an action figure you’ve been holding on to, or an old comic book lying around could be ...
 
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People waited for days to watch a Netflix movie they ordered.
In the late ’90s, Netflix was just a small movie rental company that mailed DVDs to its customers. At the time, the price for a seven-day rental was $4 with a $2 shipping charge. When you place a rental order through dvd.netflix.com, ...
 
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Some of these old Facebook games are dead now.
For a time, Facebook was more of a gaming platform than a social network. We spent hours on end playing with virtual pets, harvesting virtual crops, and organizing virtual crimes. When Facebook shot to global popularity in 2008, many people heard about it because friends were playing online ...
 
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Back in the '60s and '70s, restaurants in Cubao were on the cutting edge.
People have said it often enough. Before there was ever Bonifacio Global City or Makati, there was Cubao, the center of culture and commerce from the '60s up to the '80s thanks to the sprawling real estate imagined by tycoon J. Amado ...
 
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And how it differs from Hany.
Is Chocnut really made of chocolate or mostly peanut? Compared with other chocolate bars, this local treat has a powdery texture that easily crumbles when handled. King Chocnut Milk Chocolate (its official name) or simply Chocnut became a widely popular snack in ...
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