Technorama Ep442 : Eureka!

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  • Vader’s Grandmother Dies
  • Stop playing with your Food
  • Fakin’ Bacon

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  • What video game would you like to see remade/rebooted/remastered?
    • Scott: Donkey Kong
    • Weber: Zork, still with no graphics
    • Dan: E.T.
    • Tom: Centipede
    • Suzette: Candy Crush Saga
    • Lisa: Asteroids
    • Michelle: Turok Dino Hunter

On This Day In History for July 22, 2015

This is the 203rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 162 days in 2015.

  • It was on this date in 1793 that Alexander Mackenzie reaches the Pacific Ocean becoming the first recorded human to complete a transcontinental crossing of Canada.
  • July 22, 1796, Surveyors of the Connecticut Land Company name an area in Ohio “Cleveland” after Gen. Moses Cleaveland, the superintendent of the surveying party.
  • The first ever motor race is held in France between the cities of Paris and Rouen. The fastest finisher was the Comte Jules-Albert de Dion, but the ‘official’ victory was awarded to Albert Lemaître driving his 3 hp petrol engined Peugeot 121 years ago today.
  • Outside Chicago’s Biograph Theater, “Public Enemy No. 1” John Dillinger is mortally wounded by FBI agents 81 years ago today.
  • July 22, 1951, Dezik (Дезик) and Tsygan (Цыган, “Gypsy”) are the first dogs to make a suborbital flight.
  • It was 53 years ago today that Mariner program: Mariner 1 spacecraft flies erratically several minutes after launch and has to be destroyed.
  • 24 years ago today, Jeffrey Dahmer is arrested in Milwaukee after police discover human remains in his apartment.

Happy birthday goes out on this date to:

  • German-Russian physicist Georg Wilhelm Richmann, born on this date in 1711.
  • Also born today in 1887, Gustav Ludwig Hertz, the German physicist and academic
  • He celebrates his 75th birthday today and hosts the popular TV show Jeopardy…
  •  Who is Alex Trebek.
  •  That is correct.
  •  I’ll take famous birthdays for 400.
  • George Clinton, the American singer-songwriter, producer, and actor turns 74.
  • Actor, director, and producer Danny Glover is 69 today.
  • Turning 68 today, singer-songwriter and drummer for the Eagles, Don Henley
  • Actor Willem Dafoe turns 60.
  • Another actor, David Spade turns 51.
  • and finally, actor, director and producer Colin Ferguson turns 43.

And that’s the way it was, on this day in history for July 22, 2015


Listener Birthday Calendar

  • 23 – Dave Perillo, MegaPodzilla and Montygog’s Art-O-Rama!
  • 25 – Mur Lafferty
  • 26 – Aaron Heath (Adelaide, Australia)
  • 26 – Adam Christianson
  • 27 – Wife of Will The Computer Guy

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  • Which book have you owned the longest?

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