Roberta the Robot demonstrates an electric carving knife to Christmas shoppers in the Macy's department store basement in New York, Nov. 17, 1966. [AP Photo]

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If Roberta "the robot" looks a bit odd, that might be because she wasn't actually a robot. She also went by quite a few different names. But boy, was she a pro with those knives.

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I wonder if I'll still have nightmares about this 50 years from now...