Episode 599: Number One

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May 06 2020 55 mins   9
Listen below with the audio player or Click Here for complete show notes and video from the show. Feedback What movie could have been much shorter if the main characters just used a little common sense? (no fair saying ‘all of them’) Chuck’s answers Technorama answers Kreg’s answers On This Day In History for May 6, 2020 This is the 127th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 239 days remaining in 2020. It was on this date in 1835, that James Gordon Bennett, Sr. published the first issue of the New York Herald. 131 years ago today, The Eiffel Tower was officially opened to the public at the Universal Exposition in Paris. The German zeppelin Hindenburg catches fire and is destroyed within a minute while attempting to dock at Lakehurst, New Jersey. Thirty-six people were killed on this date in 1937. That same date in 1940, John Steinbeck was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for his novel The Grapes of Wrath. Also today in 1941, The first flight of the Republic P-47 Thunderbolt. That same date in 1941, At California’s March Field, Bob Hope performed his first USO show. Also on May 6, 1949, EDSAC, the first practical electronic digital stored-program computer, ran its first operation.. Happy birthday goes out on this date to: French mathematician and academic, Jean Nicolas Pierre Hachette, born on this date in 1769. German engineer and author, Max Eyth was born 184 years ago today. Born May 6, 1848, English chemist and academic Henry Edward Armstrong. Austrian neurologist and psychoanalyst, Sigmund Freud, born on this date in 1856. Born May 6, 1872, Dutch mathematician, physicist, and astronomer Willem de Sitter. Júlio César de Mello e Souza, the Brazilian mathematician and author was born 125 years ago today. Born May 6, 1896, Swedish physicist and academic Rolf Maximilian Sievert. French mathematician and academic, André Weil, born on this date in 1906. Born May 6, 1915, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter Orson Welles. American physicist and astronomer, Robert H. Dicke was born 104 years ago today. American singer-songwriter and guitarist, Bob Seger, born on this date in 1945. Also born on that same date in 1961, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter, George Clooney. Listener Birthdays May 6-12 6 – Amber Pace (not really a listener, but a mother and a wife of listeners) 6 – Bill Barbour 6 – Steve Bickle 8 – Curtis Parish 12 – Amanda Huggenkiss And that’s the way it was, on this day in history for May 6, 2020 If you want to get on the Technorama Birthday Calendar, visit our website and look for the Birthday Calendar link. News This star survived a close call with a black hole. Eventually, it will become a planet – CNN SpaceX to test Starlink “sun visor” to reduce brightness – SpaceNews.com Zoom on the farm: How to meet goats over the internet | WOODTV.com Hacks & Strange Stories Watch a Monarch Butterfly Swarm (Filmed by a Drone Disguised as a Hummingbird) Shout out to the chat room Watch us live every Sunday night at 9:30 PM ET on Facebook. Go to Join our page and get notified automatically. Join us on the live chat! Remember When Flying Car Prototype From 1990 Going Up For Auction — Paleofuture Thank you Patrons! This show is brought to you by… YOU! Thank you to our Patrons who enable us to keep the show running and bring you special episodes. Alexis DuranAmber ElstadAmy BowenAvner BravermanBen VaughanBrian BrownChris McDanDMan CoyerDanny MortensenDean JensenDenise InglisGary LindrosHarold McInstryJohn CliffordJohn NobleJorge SchrauwenKristinaKyle NishiokaLeonMark KilfoilMike WillsNightGig StudiosSaturday Morning MediaStephen WescheSteve Therrien If you want to become a patron, visit our Patreon Page. We’ve got various levels of donations and in return we have various patron packages including a special “after show” we record just for the patrons! patreon.com/technoramapodcast Media Corner The Best Galactic Cheese : Sci-Fi Movies and Comm [...]