Memorial Day traces its roots to Nov. 19, 1863, when President Abraham Lincoln delivered what we now call the Gettysburg Address.
Imagine toys with radioactive radium, poisonous chemicals, or the ability to generate temperatures of up to 1,000 degrees Fahrenheit.
What could possibly go wrong?
Since the dawn of the age of electricity more than a century ago, humanity has been showered with an unequalled array of goodies. Of course, those benefits come at a price.