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John and bro Seeker spotted this article on the real New York pneumatic people-mover system that partly inspired the Slime tunnels in Ghostbusters 2. Don’t laugh – at one point, New York was pneumatic everything, it seemed. Even a network of inter and intra-building pneumatic tubes for firing around parcels and letters – a sort of primitive Internet. One wacky forward-thinker was convinced that apartments wouldn’t have kitchens and that people would order their meals from massive city-wide meal factories that would send the food via tubes.

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