I have a confession: My brother and I destroyed my Easy-Bake Oven. I had the 1981 Mini-Wave model, the boxy, yellow microwave style, which was, in my 7-year-old mind, the only kind of Easy-Bake there was. One day, my 4-year-old brother had a brilliant ideaâto “cook” a green plastic steak from our 1972 Mattel Tuff Stuff Play Food set. After all, we should be able to cook a steak, right? It fit into the slot perfectly, and for some reason, I didn’t try to stop him. The plastic steak, of course, gave off a noxious odor as it melted inside the machine. Goodbye, Easy-Bake Oven. Goodbye, little round chocolate cakes we loved to bake and eat.
Police has found what’s probably the biggest stash of stolen art ever: 1,500 paintings valued at roughly $1.35 billion hidden by 80-year-old Cornelius Gurlitt in his Munich apartment. Of course, the art was stolen by the damn Nazis during the 30s and 40s.