Ralph Baer invented home video games from his workshop in Manchester, New Hampshire – and now the city is honoring this gaming pioneer with a “Baer Square,” complete with a statue, in a city park. Plus: this weekend, a place called the Maritime Republic of Eastport in Annapolis is holding “the least challenging athletic event ever conceived.” It’s a race that’s one-twentieth of a kilometer long.
The Father of the Video Game: The Ralph Baer Prototypes and Electronic Games (Smithsonian Museum of American History)
Tomorrow Ralph Baer gets his own park in Manchester NH (GraniteGeek)
World’s Least Challenging Athletic Event Ever (The Travel 100)