Like a lot of kids who grew up in Richmond, Virginia, during the ’60s, Guy Spiller loved The Sailor Bob Show, a locally produced children’s program about an artistic mariner and his posse of puppets. So it was more than a little surreal when, almost five decades later, the semiretired broadcast engineer found himself at home digitizing the show’s original reel-to-reel recordings with the help of one of the few machines left on Earth that could play them.
It's as inevitable as the tides: Politicians will say stupid things-especially in an election year. And if you thought Twitter was any less of an ideal platform for putting your foot squarely your in mouth, think again. This one didn't come from an actual politician. But still, its awesomeness is undeniable.
For much of recorded history the human body was a black box-a highly capable yet mysterious assemblage of organs, muscles and bones. Even Hippocrates, a man who declared anatomy to be the foundation of medicine, had some interesting ideas about our insides.