In this episode…
- A message from the future
- A message from the past
- and a message to put on your do not call list
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- Email from Charles Stell
- VMail from Mark in Memphis
Introducing the team…
- Happy Birthday to:
- 03 – Keao Wright
- 03 – Leon
- 05 – Joe Mieczkowski host of Onthepodcast
- 06 – Amber Pace (not really a listener, but a mother and a wife of listeners)
- 06 – Bill Barbour
- 06 – Steve Bickle
- 08 – Curtis Parish
- 12 – Amanda Huggenkiss
- 14 – JPCJ
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On This Day In History for May 9, 2012
- 1874 – The first horse-drawn bus makes its début in the city of Mumbai, traveling two routes.
- 1887 – Buffalo Bill Cody‘s Wild West Show opens in London.
- 1904 – The steam locomotive City of Truro becomes the first steam engine in Europe to exceed 100 mph (160 km/h).
- 1926 – Admiral Richard E. Byrd and Floyd Bennett claim to have flown over the North Pole (later discovery of Byrd’s diary seems to indicate that this did not happen).
- 1960 – The Food and Drug Administration announces it will approve birth control as an additional indication for Searle‘s Enovid, making Enovid the world’s first approved oral contraceptive pill.
Happy Birthday goes out on this day to:
- 1837 – Adam Opel, German engineer and industrialist (d. 1895)
- 1874 – Howard Carter, British archaeologist (d. 1939)
- 1927 – Manfred Eigen, German biophysicist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry
- 1931 – Albert Abraham Michelson, German-born physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1852)
- 1931 – Vance Brand, American astronaut
And that’s the way it was, on this day in history for May 9, 2012
We’ve been nominated for a Parsec!
Hacks & Strange Stories
- It’s now legal to kill bigfoot in Texas!
- Berkeley student automates his dorm room
What the Chuck
- Sky Mall: Rejuvenate your skin with expensive crap
End of Show Stuff
- It has come to my attention
- Plane Crazy Down Under
- Tales from the Archives – Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences
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