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The Geekly with a Twist: February 1st-6th

Well, for those of you who live in the Midwest, you know what a crazy week it’s been. For those of you who don’t know: it was nearly 80 degrees outside on Monday and today, well, we’re lucky to be in the double-digits. So, a little LESS crazy is history! So, onward with the history!

February 1st, 1884: The first volume of the Oxford English Dictionary is published.

February 1st, 1946: Known for her role as Sarah Jane Smith in the Doctor Who world, Elisabeth Sladen is born in Liverpool, England.

February 2nd, 1949: Brent Spiner, the actor and comedian behind Data, is born in Houston, Texas.

February 3rd, 1970: A man whose career spans multiple fandoms, Warwick Davis is born in Epsom, Surrey.

February 3rd, 1995: Eileen Collins becomes the first female Shuttle Pilot when she flies as pilot aboard STS-63.

February 4th, 1906: Noted astronomer, Clyde Tombaugh (the man who is famous for his discovery of both Pluto and the Kuiper belt) is born near Streator, Illinois.

February 4th, 2004: Facebook is launched.

For more geeky history, check out:

For your Twist, how about a Facebook Cocktail?


  • 2 parts blue curacao
  • 2 parts light rum
  • 1 dash spiced rum
  • 1 teaspoon frozen whipped topping

Mix alcoholic ingredients in a shaker with ice and strain into a cocktail glass. Top with the frozen whipped topping and enjoy!

And, of course, we’ve got to Garnish it up with the first interview of our Virtually Live series for the new year!


For more interviews like this one, and for the rest of our updates throughout the whole of the year, make sure you subscribe to our YouTube page, or check us out on any of our other social media pages (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest).

So, until next week, geek on!

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