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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.
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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.