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CORRECT ANSWER Abraham Lincoln's top hat. Abraham Lincoln wore this top hat to Ford's Theater on April 14, 1865. That morning, Confederate sympathizer John Wilkes Booth had learned that the president planned to attend the theater's evening performance of "Our American Cousin." During the third act of the play, Booth shot Lincoln through the back of the head. Leaping down onto the stage, he shouted "Sic semper tyrannis!" (the motto of the state of Virginia, meaning "Thus always to tyrants!") and "The South is avenged!" Lincoln died shortly after seven o'clock the next morning.
A model of the alien Mother Ship used in the filming of the movie Close Encounters of the Third Kind.
Bottle of Bromo's Soda, a mix of bromide sodium and caffeine, used to treat many conditions such as sleeplessness, migraine, and sea sickness in the early 1900's.
CORRECT ANSWER Jerry Seinfeld's "puffy shirt." On a memorable episode of Seinfeld (NBC, 1989–98), comedian Jerry Seinfeld unwittingly agreed to wear this frilly pirate shirt during an appearance on the Today show. In 2004, Jerry Seinfeld presented the legendary "puffy shirt" to the National Museum of American History. How do curators decide to collect an item for posterity? In the case of the puffy shirt, given the number of episodes of "Seinfeld" that were filmed, the show is relatively significant in the pantheon of television programs.
Discovered a new "puffy" planet that has one-quarter the density of water and would float if placed in a bathtub large enough to hold it.
A volcano on Mars, as seen by the Mars Exploration Rover Spirit.