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Filmmakers Will Search for Mythic “Atari Dump”
Wednesday, June 05, 2013
ALAMOGORDO, NEW MEXICO—A Canadian company has been granted permission to dig into a New Mexico landfill known as the “Atari Dump,” where the video game company reportedly unloaded broken and returned merchandise, in addition to 3.5 million unsold copies of E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, dubbed by some as the worst game in history. The unprofitable items had been sitting in a warehouse in Texas and were crushed and buried in the early 1980s as part of Atari’s move to China.
Civil War booze, world’s oldest pretzels, Austria’s war camels, coral tombs of the Pacific, and a 2.8-million-year-old human
Styling hair in Bronze Age Wales