Sunday, September 10, 2017

Lost Languages Discovered in Egyptian Library, The Bizarre Story of Piggly Wiggly, The World's Parasites Are Going Extinct and More

Lost Languages Discovered in Egyptian Library, The Bizarre Story of Piggly Wiggly, The World's Parasites Are Going Extinct and More

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Smithsonian Weekender    SEPTEMBER 2017

The Bizarre Story of Piggly Wiggly, the First Self-Service Grocery Store

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A Piggly Wiggly in 1939. (Wikimedia Commons)

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