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Apparently the marketing folks didn’t like the term “nuclear” because of its association with atomic bombs, so now it’s just called MRI. Diner fixtures, informally : JUKES Although coin-operated music players had been around for decades, the term “juke box” wasn’t used until about 1940.
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