Strange Americana: Looking Back on the Y2K Scare

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Twenty years ago, folks weren’t just prepping the champagne and confetti for New Year’s Eve. Some people were stocking up on canned food and toilet paper, preparing for disaster to strike at the dawn of the new millennium. And others were doing all they could to prevent the "Y2K Bug" from causing a total meltdown. If you endured the build-up to New Year’s Eve in 1999, you’ll probably remember exactly what happened when the clock struck midnight: not much. So what was all the hoopla about? Join us for a look back on the Y2K scare — the imminent disaster that never happened.

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