ORLY-EP0106A - Doing The Splits

ORLY-EP0106 - Doing The Splits

Welcome to ORLYRADIO #106 for Friday April 22nd, 2016 - where we dismantle the current events for your edutainment through mostly rational conversations that make you go ‘Oh Really’! I’m your host Andy Cowen, with my usual suspects, Michael Robinson, Fred Sims, Stephen Griffith, and Daniel Atherton.

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RANT Segments & Headlines:

  1. R.I.P: Prince and Doris Roberts (Marie Barone on Everybody Loves Raymond) {+ Michelle McNamara & Joanie “Chyna” Laurer}


This Week in History:

Sources: http://www.historynet.com/today-in-history

  1. April 19th - 1775 Marks the beginning of the American Revolution as fighting breaks out at Lexington, Massachusetts

  2. April 19th Connecticut finally ratifies the Bill of Rights in 1939

  3. April 20th - 4/20 is ruined for everyone without sense of humor enough to appreciate that Adolph Hitler was born in 1889

  4. April 20th - 1940 the first electron microscope is demonstrated

  5. April 20th - 1999 Two students enter Columbine High in Littleton, Colorado and open fire with multiple firearms killing 13 students & teachers, wounding 25 & eventually shooting themselves.

  6. April 21st - Maryland Toleration Act, granting freedom of worship passed in 1649. As the first law on religious tolerance in the British North America, it influenced related laws in other colonies and portions of it were echoed in the writing of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, which enshrined religious freedom in American law.

  7. April 21st - Mark Twain dies in 1910 at the age of 75. “It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool, than to open it and remove all doubt”

  8. April 21st - Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh arrested in 1995

  9. April 22nd - 1904 saw the birth of the birth of the Atomic bomb as J. Robert Oppenheimer, physicist and director of the Manhattan project is born

  10. April 22nd - Despite the widely held, yet historically ignorant, belief that “our money has always said that…” the motto ‘In God We Trust’ is ordered to be added to all US coins by Congress in 1955

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Science Bitches!

  1. http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.php?feature=4753

  2. http://www.iflscience.com/technology/new-battery-can-be-recharged-hundreds-thousands-times

    1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phoebus_cartel

  3. http://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/soviet-era-treatment-could-be-new-weapon-war-against-antibiotic-resistance

  4. http://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/study-confirms-wildlife-flourishing-chernobyl-exclusion-zone

    1. Wayback machine - http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/06/science/nature-adapts-to-chernobyl.html

  5. http://www.iflscience.com/space/alpha-centauri-right-place-search-life-elsewhere

  6. http://phys.org/news/2016-04-state-molecule.html

  7. http://io9.gizmodo.com/5840854/dinosaur-feathers-discovered-in-canadian-amber