Leon Theremin’s Musical Instrument Can Be Played Without Being Touched (Cool Weird Awesome 1074)

Today is, thanks to a long-ago calendar change, one of two birthdays in 1896 of Leon Theremin. He invented a very unusual musical instrument that you play without touching it. 

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Humans Have Their Fingerprints All Over The History Of Fingerprinting (Cool Weird Awesome 346)

Today is said to be the day in 1858 that a colonial magistrate in India began using fingerprints for identification. But that's just one part of the history of how and why our prints are such a valuable bit of biometric information today. Plus: a guy in Jamaica showed up to collect a big lottery prize in a Darth Vader costume, because why not?

By |2021-03-02T09:06:30-05:00July 28, 2020|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , , |
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