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Smithsonian Launches $300K Kickstarter Campaign for Ruby Slippers, Almost As Bad As That Friend Who Needs Money for Webseries

The ruby slippers from The Wizard of Oz were made almost 80 years ago, and because time is cruel, they are beginning to fall apart. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the MGM Studios prop department did not think the shoes would need to last this long, and it shows. That's ... More »
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