Friday, December 13 Best known for his time in Guns N' Roses, Slash was born Saul Hudson in Stoke-on-Trent, England, in 1965, but his family moved to Los Angeles when he was 11. His dad did album covers and his mom did costumes for musicians. Slash has his own fashion …Read more. Thursday, December 12 Tandy and Coleco both became electronics companies and, by coincidence, both started out in the leather business. Coleco was the Connecticut Leather Company, specializing in shoes. By the 1980s, it was deep into the videogame business. Too deep. …Read more. Wednesday, December 11 There are three British writers I always get mixed up. Maybe this will help sort them out. First, we have C.S. Lewis and C.S. Forester. Clive Staples Lewis wrote the Narnia books, and Cecil Scott Forester wrote the Horatio Hornblower books. But …Read more. Tuesday, December 10 In 1956, Chicago's fire academy was built, rather aptly, on the site of Mrs. O'Leary's barn, at 558 W DeKoven Street, which was numbered 137 at the time of the fire. The barn, or more precisely, a cow inside of it, was once blamed for burning the …Read more.more articles
Wednesday, January 2
Yesterday we talked about the influence of "Star Trek" on real-world technology. But it had other influences, too. As a little girl, Mae Jemison was surprised to see a black woman, Lt. Uhura, on the deck of the Enterprise. This inspired an interest in space, and she became the first black American female astronaut. She also appeared as Ensign Palmer on an episode of "Next Generation."
Setting aside "Who Framed Roger Rabbit," Mel Blanc's only work for Disney was the hiccups for Gideon.
A) The cat in "Pinocchio"
B) A circus performer in "Dumbo"
C) A henchman in "Peter Pan"
D) A "Merry Man" in "Robin Hood"
Previous answer: The tricorder was just a saltshaker.
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