Episode 616: Creepy Crawly

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  • Mad Marv

Catching up on my backlog and had to share this phrase that annoys a

friend in my Toastmasters club.  He can’t stand when people say “With no

further ado…” because it is an unnecessary waste of air. The phrase

could also be phrased “Without further delay.”


What he likes to do when he hears people use the phrase is say to “With

no further a doo-doo” under his breath.

On This Day In History for October 21, 2020

This is the 295th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 71 days remaining in 2020.

  • It was on this date in 1520, that João Álvares Fagundes discovered the islands of Saint Pierre and Miquelon, bestowing them their original name of “Islands of the 11,000 Virgins”.
  • Also on October 21, 1520, Ferdinand Magellan discovered a strait now known as the Strait of Magellan.
  • October 21, 1824, Portland cement is patented.
  • Also today in 1879, Thomas Edison applied for a patent for his design for an incandescent light bulb.
  • Also on October 21, 1940, The first edition of the Ernest Hemingway novel For Whom the Bell Tolls was published.
  • It was also this date in 1959 that President Eisenhower approved the transfer of all US Army space-related activities to NASA, including most of the Army Ballistic Missile Agency.
  • 37 years ago today, The metre is defined as the distance light travels in a vacuum in 1/299,792,458 of a second.
  • On October 21, 2005, Images of the dwarf planet Eris were taken and subsequently used in documenting its discovery.

Happy birthday goes out on this date to:

  • Swiss mathematician and theorist, Nicolaus I Bernoulli, born on this date in 1687.
  • Born October 21, 1833, Swedish chemist and engineer, invented dynamite and founded the Nobel Prize Alfred Nobel.
  • Canadian-American physician and microbiologist, Oswald Avery, born on this date in 1877.
  • American mathematician and author, Martin Gardner was born 106 years ago today.
  • Born October 21, 1921, Dutch astronomer and academic Ingrid van Houten-Groeneveld.
  • Also turning 80 today is South African-English keyboard player and producer Manfred Mann.
  • American physicist and astronaut, Ronald McNair was born 70 years ago today.
  • American actress and screenwriter, Carrie Fisher, born on this date in 1956.
  • Also born on that same date in 1957,  German physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate, Wolfgang Ketterle.

Listener Birthdays

  • 21 – Daniel Ebdrup Jensen (D. Ebdrup)
  • 21 – Justin Diehl (nulloperations)
  • 22 – Zach – zml2008
  • 22 – Cassandra Therrien (Canada)
  • 25 – Mad Marv – spelled “K – Y – L – E” but pronounced “Marv”. Hope that helps
  • 25 – HMNSHLD
  • 25 – BritOnTour (Jason)
  • 25 – Scott (Minneapolis)

And that’s the way it was, on this day in history for October 21, 2020

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