Monday, April 16, 2012

Blinded with Science, The Unfriendly Skies, -and- Reunited

In the News Today
  • Blinded with Science - Man uses physics to fight $400 traffic ticket
  • The Unfriendly Skies - TSA inspector accused of stealing iPads at DFW Airport
  • Reunited - Man uses Google Earth to find long-lost mother

    Technology in the News Today
  • Netflix CEO Attacks Comcast Over Net Neutrality Issues
  • Skitter Quietly Launches TV Streaming over Broadband
  • Megaupload User Data Preserved, For Now

    Born on this Day in History: April 16, 1889 - Charlie Chaplin, co-founder of United Artists, was a comedic actor whose ability made him a world wide star before the end of the first world war and a major influence in the silent film era. His character of the Tramp, a refined vagrant, was identified so closely with the silent film era that Chaplin refused to make a "talkie" with him, retiring the character in the film Modern Times.

    On this Day in History: April 16, 1943 - Chemist Albert Hofmann inadvertently experiences the world's first acid trip when a tiny quantity of lysergic acid diethylamide accidently seeps through the skin of his finger. After leaving work early, he went home and settled into "a not unpleasant intoxicated condition." Then he had solid two hours of visual hallucinations: "I perceived an uninterrupted stream of fantastic pictures, extraordinary shapes with intense, kaleidoscopic play of colors." It will be another three days before Hofmann gets up the courage to swallow 250 micrograms and ride his bicycle home.

    Scripture of the Day

    Videos of the Day - Submitted by Chris

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