Technorama Ep 350 – Olympic Sized Podcast

In this episode…

  • The science of science
  • What makes our brains so mushy
  • The first triangle with four corners

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Introducing the team…

  • Happy Birthday to:
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On This Day In History for August 1, 2012

  • It was on this date in 1498 that Christopher Columbus becomes the first European to visit what is now Venezuela.
  • Also today in 1957, The United States and Canada form the North American Air Defense Command (NORAD).
  • MTV begins broadcasting in the United States on 31 years ago today and airs its first video, “Video Killed the Radio Star” by the Buggles.
  • Commercial peat-cutters discover the preserved bog body of a man, called Lindow Man, at Lindow Moss, Cheshire, northwest England on this date in 1984
  • and five years ago today, the I-35W Mississippi River bridge spanning the Mississippi River in Minneapolis, collapses during the evening rush hour.

Happy Birthday goes out on this day to:

  • Roman emperor Claudius, born on this date in 10 BC
  • American astronomer Maria Mitchell was also born today in 1818
  • Also born today in 1819, “Call me Ishmael”, writer Herman Melville
  • Today in 1881 German mathematician Otto Toeplitz was born
  • 1889 – Walter Gerlach, German physicist (d. 1979)
  • 1933 – Dom DeLuise, American actor and comedian (d. 2009)
  • 1942 – Jerry Garcia, American musician (The Grateful Dead) (d. 1995)
  • 1946 – Richard O. Covey, American astronaut
  • 1963 – Koichi Wakata, Japanese astronaut

And that’s the way it was, on this day in history for August 1, 2012

  • VM from Bruce Barr


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End of Show Stuff

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