Episode 600: The Big Six Oh OH

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Listen below with the audio player or Click Here for complete show notes and video from the show. Feedback Question: What is the Podcast that you have been subscribed to the longest? (No, the answer doesn’t have to be us) Chuck’s answers Kreg’s answers Technorama answers Episode 600 Post After 600 Regular Technorama Shows, 400… – Technorama Podcast Amy Bowen VM Mike Wills VM On This Day In History for May 13, 2020 This is the 134th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 232 days remaining in 2020. It was on this date in 1787, that Captain Arthur Phillip left Portsmouth, England, with eleven ships full of convicts (the “First Fleet”) to establish a penal colony in Australia. It was 159 years ago today, that The Great Comet of 1861 was discovered by John Tebbutt of Windsor, New South Wales, Australia. It was also this date in 1880 that In Menlo Park, New Jersey, Thomas Edison performed the first test of his electric railway. On May 13, 1958, Ben Carlin became the first (and only) person to circumnavigate the world by amphibious vehicle, having travelled over 17,000 kilometres (11,000 mi) by sea and 62,000 kilometres (39,000 mi) by land during a ten-year journey. It was on this date in 1995, that Alison Hargreaves, a 33 -year-old British mother, became the first woman to conquer Everest without oxygen or the help of sherpas. Happy birthday goes out on this date to: French mathematician, astronomer, and geophysicist, Alexis Clairaut, born on this date in 1713. Born May 13, 1857, Indian-English physician and mathematician, Nobel Prize laureate Ronald Ross. Inge Lehmann, Danish seismologist and geophysicist was born on that same date in 1888. Spanish mathematician, academic, and astronomer, Antonia Ferrín Moreiras was born 106 years ago today. Born May 13, 1922, American actress and singer Bea Arthur. Trevor Baylis, the English inventor, invented the wind-up radio was born 83 years ago today. Ritchie Valens, American singer-songwriter and guitarist was born on that same date in 1941. American singer-songwriter, pianist, and producer, Stevie Wonder is 70 today. American electrical engineer, Ruth A. David, born on this date in 1953. American comedian and talk show host, Stephen Colbert is 56 today. And that’s the way it was, on this day in history for May 13, 2020 Listener Birthdays (May 13-22) 14 – JPCJ 22 – Tim Elliott If you want to get on the Technorama Birthday Calendar, visit our website and look for the Birthday Calendar link. News How the Ballpoint Pen Changed Handwriting – The Atlantic We Might Have Just Found the Next Great Lighting Material Photographer takes ‘clearest ever’ photo of moon by combining phases into one image To make an atom-sized machine, you need a quantum mechanic – India Gone Viral Exclusive: Trump administration drafting ‘Artemis Accords’ pact for moon mining – sources – Reuters 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! 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 Geek Library Legendary punk label Dischord Records has entire catalog online for free / Boing Boing Question of the week: What movie sounds bad when you explain the plot but is actually really good? End of Show Stuff We ap [...]