This weekend, The New York Times published an obituary for Yvonne Brill that began with praise for the acclaimed rocket scientist's "mean beef stroganoff." (An intro that was later removed, without mention.) Today at Last Word on Nothing, Jennie Dusheck responds by imagining how Einstein's obit might have read had it…
"Howdeeeee folks. Welcome to the State Fair of Texas!" Visitors to Dallas' Fair Park have been greeted by the booming voice of a 52-foot-tall statue at the state fair for the last 60 years. But the Lone Star State icon leaves some giant boots to fill—today Big Tex met a tragic death in a purported electrical fire.…
Eugene J. Polley, a man best known for inventing the first wireless television remote control, died of natural causes on Sunday at Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove, Illinois. He was 96.
William C. Patrick III died last week. He was responsible for enough bio-weaponry to kill every single person on the planet. And several other planets. And then, he spent the rest of his life fighting against his own deadly creations.
Jimi Heselden will forever be remembered as the Segway, Inc. chairman who rode his product off a cliff. That's a shame. Because Heselden's life amounted to so much more than that one tragic accident.
One of the fathers of modern acoustics and founder of speaker/microphone manufacturer Sennheiser, Prof. Dr. Fritz Sennheiser died on Monday. He was 98 years old.