Coming up in this episode…
- A lovely note from Sean Connery
- Some things once were lost, but now are found
- What would happen if you work up and found out you were dead?
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Introducing the team…
- Shout out to the chat room
- Happy Birthday to:
- June 29 – Martin McKeay (Accch, this is the Big 40!)
- June 30- Alexis Duran (ADdude)
- July 04 – Mike McBride
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On This Day In History for June 29, 2011
- 1891 that the street railway in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, commences operation.
- First test of Wallace Turnbull‘s controllable pitch propeller happens on this date in 1927
- It was also on June 29, 1928 that the Outerbridge Crossing and Goethals Bridge in Staten Island, New York are both opened.
- Joseph-Armand Bombardier of Canada receives patent for sprocket and track traction system used in snow vehicles today in 1937.
- Today in 1956, The Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1956 is signed, officially creating the United States Interstate Highway System.
- Space Shuttle Atlantis docks with the Russian space station Mir for the first time during mission STS-71 today in 1995
Happy Birthday goes out on this date to:
- Astronomer George Ellery Hale, born today in 1868
- Also born today in 1903, electronics egineer Alan Blumlein
- Greek mathematician Christos Papakyriakopoulos was born today in 1914
- Filmaker legend Ray Harryhausen reaches the ripe old age of 91 today
- American astronaut Charles J. Precourt turns 56
- and finally another American astronaut George Zamka celebrates his 49th today.
And that’s the way it was, on this date in history for June 29, 2011
- Special Report from Bruce Barr
- UrtheCast to stream live HD footage of Earth from ISS, like Stickam for space
Hacks & Strange Stories
- World’s First Hover-bike Unveiled!
- Death by death
- Lego General Manager fooled by his own product
- LEGO Mordor cannot be reached with plastic eagles
What the Chuck!
- Cigarette makers are going to have to put graphic pics on packs showing how dangerous it can be
- What’s next? Cell phones? Alcohol? Baby cribs?
What the Kreg!
- I saw Green Lantern .. meh
- Why your old gadgets look yellowed an how to restore them
- Conan Wastes No Time Lampooning “Final Cut Pro Ex”
- 10 serious medical problems with cute names
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