We noticed you are accessing from Canada. Change to Lee Valley Canada website to see content specific to that region and the best shipping options. Close Caption Secret Decoder Rings. Product cannot be added at this time. Choose an option to add an item to your cart. Check availability at all stores. Derived from 15th-century devices used to create and read secret messages, classic decoder rings rose to pop-culture fame in the s when they were given away in cereal boxes as part of a promotion for a popular sci-fi TV show. If you missed out on the cereal-box version or happen to have misplaced yours in the nearly six decades since, this is your chance to relive the phenomenon. Like the originals, these elegant stainless-steel versions offer a low-tech way to encrypt text by creating a simple substitution code, with each letter of the alphabet represented by a number. Children and adults alike can have fun exchanging covert messages, or use the code for more down-to-earth purposes such as creating hard-to-crack web passwords.
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Decoder Ring is the show about cracking cultural mysteries. In each episode, host Willa Paskin takes a cultural question, object, or habit; examines its history; and tries to figure out what it means and why it matters. Listen on Apple Podcasts. The mullet, the love-to-hate-it hairstyle is as associated with the 's as Ronald Reagan, junk bonds, and break dancing. But in at least one major way, we are suffering from a collective case of false memory syndrome. In this episode we track the rise and fall of the mullet, and also the lexical quandary at its heart: who named the mullet? Slate Plus members get ad-free podcasts and bonus episodes of shows like Dear Prudence and Slow Burn. Learn more about your ad choices.
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But, it helps if you have a secret decoder ring to decipher why there are three lists — and why each one uses a different methodology to come up with the rankings. Now, YouTube unveiled its first list of the 10 most-watched YouTube videos excluding major label music videos along with a second list of the 10 most-watched major label music videos in December But, I got my secret decoder ring back in October , when YouTube started adjusting the ranking of videos in YouTube search results to reward engaging videos that kept viewers watching. In fact, eight of the ten most-watched music videos over the past year were by Latin artists. So, use your ears as well as your eyes when creating and editing branded videos as well as advertising in According to Tubular Labs, 14, influencers and publishers uploaded 77, YouTube videos that were sponsored by 13, brands in These sponsored videos got a total of Dude Perfect was the top YouTube partner.