The quest to build a better mouse trap has led inventors down some strange, sadistic and sometimes even beautiful design roads. The Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum happens to have a fantastic collection of historical and contemporary traps. CSPM Executive Director Matt Mayberry picked out some of his favorites to share with us in a virtual exhibition he’d like to call “A Bad Day for Mickey.” Works for us.

 

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April 18, 2015 | NPR · It fought in World War II and was used in two atomic bomb tests. Now, 64 years after it was scuttled, the USS Independence has been located by an undersea survey team led by NOAA and the U.S. Navy.
 

April 18, 2015 | NPR · News of a federal inquiry comes as arguments over preferential treatment and exclusivity have been heating up in recent years.
 

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April 18, 2015 | NPR · George Lucas doesn’t have a lot left to say about Star Wars, but Stephen Colbert does, and so does a guy in the crowd who just wants to help George Lucas out.
 

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April 18, 2015 | NPR · Dick Flavin is an Emmy-award winning broadcaster, a PA announcer at Fenway Park and the Poet Laureate of the Boston Red Sox.
 

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April 18, 2015 | NPR · “I like all kinds of music, and nobody ever told me you gotta pick one, so I never did,” lead singer and guitarist Brittany Howard says.
 

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April 18, 2015 | NPR · Tipping is customary for good service, but not all performances (and performers) are created equal.
 

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April 18, 2015 | NPR · In 1977, classical music virtually died in Pakistan when the government banned live concerts. Seven musicians are working to bring the art back, and a film premiering Saturday documents their quest.
 

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