Coming up in this episode…
- McFood you didn’t McKnow about
- Strange animal and strange music come together
- Hollywood got it wrong, again?
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On This Day In History for February 29, 2012
- It was on this date in 1504 that Christopher Columbus uses his knowledge of a lunar eclipse that night to convince Native Americans to provide him with supplies.
- Did you know there was a February 30th? Today in 1712 – February 29 is followed by February 30 in Sweden, in a move to abolish the Swedish calendar for a return to the Old style.
- Also today in 1916 In South Carolina, the minimum working age for factory, mill, and mine workers is raised from twelve to fourteen years old.
- Bill Keane’s comic Family Circus makes its debut today in 1960.
- An earthquake in Morocco kills over 3,000 people and nearly destroys Agadir in the southern part of the country that same day in 1960.
- Also on this date in 1972 – Hank Aaron becomes the first player in the history of Major League Baseball to sign a $200,000 contract.
- and 16 years ago today – Faucett Flight 251 crashes in the Andes, killing 123 people.
Happy Birthday goes out on this day to:
- Italian composer Gioachino Rossini, born on this date in 1792
- Also born today in 1840 – Submarine designer and inventor John Philip Holland,
- The man for whom punch cards were named, American statistician Herman Hollerith was born today in 1860
- Film director William A. Wellman, was also born today in 1896
- as was band leader Jimmy Dorsey in 1904
- Vance Haynes, the American archaeologist turns 84 today
- and mathematician Gene Golub was born on this date in 1932
- Finally American astronaut Jack Lousma celebrates his 76th birthday today
And that’s the way it was, on this day in history for February 29, 2012
- Why do astronauts crave spicy food?
- Check your cables before announcing you’ve made a breakthrough discovery
Hacks & Strange Stories
- Indiana Jones, or rather Hollywood, may have gotten it wrong (again)
- Kreg, as you enjoy watching ST:TNG, watch how many times Worf is wrong
- How much would it cost to build the Death Star?
What the Chuck!
- Some basic lessons on critical thinking and logic
- Midway has come out with the Coolest video game app I’ve found yet
- (Kreg) I love The Clone Wars…I see what Darth Maul is coming back.
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