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The Geekly with a Twist: October 28th-November 3rd

Hey all…it’s time for your favorite weekly segment with your favorite Lush again.  So, without much delay, onward with the history!

October 28th, 1636: Harvard is founded in Massachusetts.  It was the first school for higher education in America.

October 29th, 1991: The U.S. spacecraft Galileo becomes the first spacecraft to successfully finish a fly by of an asteroid.

October 29th, 1998: The shuttle Discovery blasts off with a crew that includes John Glenn.  This flight made him the oldest person to fly in space and the only person to have flown on both the Mercury and Space Shuttle programs.

October 29th, 1998: The oldest known copy of work from the great Archimedes’ sold for $2 million to an anonymous buyer at a New York auction.

October 30th, 1938: “The War of the Worlds” airs on CBS radio sparking a panic among the general population.  The radio program was performed and dramatized so well that people tuning in believed it to be an actual news report of aliens landing.

November 1st, 1879: Thomas Edison files a patent for an electric lamp using a high-resistance carbon filament.

November 2nd, 1883: Thomas Edison files for a patent for an electrical indicator that uses the “Edison effect lamp.”

November 2nd, 2001: Microsoft and the DOJ reach an agreement to settle the antitrust case filed in 1998.

November 3rd, 1957: Sputnik II is launched.  It was the second manmade satellite put into orbit and contained the first animal launched into space- a stray mutt renamed “Laika.”

November 3rd, 1973: The Mariner 10 spacecraft is launched.  It would become the first spacecraft to reach Mercury when it flew by in March of 1974.

November 3, 1998: Bob Kane, Batman’s creator, dies at age 83.

And, for your twist, in honor of the “Eureka!” inspiring moment in the life of Archimedes, The Golden Crown.

  • 1 part Goldschlager
  • 1 part Vodka
  • Sparkling apple juice

Mix the Goldschlager and vodka in a shaker over ice and strain into a highball glass.  Top with chilled sparkling apple juice and enjoy!

And, now, the newly named segment formerly known as Annaleigh’s Find of the Week.  Though it wasn’t a resounding vote (come on, folks!), it looks like the segment will now be known as The Garnish!

This week’s Garnish is The Devil’s Panties (and no, it’s not Satanic porn).

 

Artist Jennie Breeden, a hilarious geek chick, tells her tales of daily life as a girl actually into comic books, video games, and the like via a thoroughly enjoyable webcomic.  It’s definitely worth a read and makes for a great time killer to go back and enjoy her exploits over the years.

Over the years, interspersed with her strips is her wonderful artwork.  If not for the laugh factor, her art and techniques keep the art geek entertained.  Definitely check it out!

Until next week, geek on!

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