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Heroes of History: Nikola Tesla

Nikola Tesla, probably calculating how to teleport cats to Venus or something. Thomas Edison is responsible for stealing and taking credit for many of the amenities we use to day: electricity, the electric light bulb, portable music (he’s credited with … Continue reading

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Heroes of History: Carl Sagan

I get so tired of cynicism, even in myself. It’s so easy to say that we’re going to, as a species, kill ourselves off, destroy the world, all of that, and I’ll admit that I subscribe to that view myself … Continue reading

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Obscure Heroes of History 3: Kiddo the G** D*** Cat

This is kind of a repeat, but I love this story. Walter Wellman, who I featured in Obscure Heroes of History 1, was an adventurer who specialized in airship travel. He failed a lot, but he kept trying, which I … Continue reading

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Obscure Heroes of History 2: Herman Hollerith

At least once a week, I find out about some dude that did something cool way back when. Last week was that Walter Wellman guy, and today I found out about *drumroll* Herman Hollerith. (That’s him, with the mustache.) Hollerith … Continue reading

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This guy was the bomb

His name was Walter Wellman. He was born in Ohio in 1858, and he was an adventurer. I LOVE THAT TITLE. I want that title. According to dictionary.com, an adventurer is one who “has, enjoys, or seeks adventure.” How do … Continue reading

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