Ether in the Attic - Episode #150: Put the Feet Up - 20171115

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You just never know WHAT you're going to get, or worse yet, forget! take care of yourselves out there int he big wide world. This week, perhaps take the old hubcap out of the closet and make a mushroom lawn ornament.

Take some time for yourself, so I've been told. By that I might mean, get someone else to do it for you so you can take some time for yourself, I guess. Whatever it is that you do, do it for you.

Today's Top Wikipedia Edits: Pokémon Episode 38 Banned Due to its Danger to Health

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According to Wikipedia: 

  • List of Pokémon episodes removed from rotation: Episode 38, "Denno Senshi Porygon" was removed because it was claimed "to be dangerous to health. 20 minutes into the episode, there is a scene in which Pikachu stops some vaccine missiles with its Thunderbolt attack, resulting in a huge explosion that rapidly flashes red and blue lights.... [V]iewers started to complain of blurred vision, headaches, dizziness and nausea." Two episodes (19 and 23) were also "temporarily removed after the September 11 attacks for destruction of buildings, the name and/or weapons in the episode"
  • "In 1987, Marvel staged a mock wedding at Shea Stadium [in New York City] as a publicity stunt to promote the wedding issue of The Amazing Spider-Man"
  • The number 101 is "a Sexy prime since 107 and 113 are also prime, with which it makes a sexy prime triplet"
  • "The concepts of facial familiarity and similarity of people are of practical importance for criminologists due to the instances of wrongful convictions based on eyewitness testimony. In one case, a person spent 17 years behind bars persistently denying any involvement with the crime he was accused of. Eventually, he was released after a doppelganger sharing not only a striking resemblance, but also the same name, was located"
  • "Whey has a pH less than or equal to 5.1"
  • Kim Jong-su was "disqualified [from the 2008 Summer Olympics] for doping and stripped of both [his] medals"
  • The National Macaroni Manufacturers Association "is said to be the first organization to publish a recipe for [spaghetti with meatballs], in the 1920s"

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Ether in the Attic - Episode #149: Taking the Long Way - 20171108

We take the scenic route this evening, with an hour on our hands, why not explore the unexplored format, the LONG song? I'll tell you why not. No one has time for that, let alone listening to this entire crappy show! We want fulfillment on DEMAND. QUICK radio-friendly shorties that titillate and get us there and back in 3 mins or less. Well, let's put that cigarette down, let's suppress that urge to make it quick and simple. After all,is anything ever quick and simple? You were asking for too much, face it. Instead, embrace the race... in the slow lane.

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Today's Top Wikipedia Edits: Bikinis Replaced with Athletic Wear for Miss Teen USA Pageant

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According to Wikipedia:

  • "It has been suggested that the opening of the Arctic Ocean to commercial traffic could result in exposure of humans to yet unknown pathogenic vectors"
  • "In 2002, a female high school vice principal in San Diego, California, physically checked up to 100 female students' underwear as they entered the school for a dance, with or without student permission, causing an uproar among students and some parents and eliciting an investigation by the school.... In her defense, the vice principal said the checks were for student safety and not specifically because of the wearing of thongs"
  • For Miss Teen USA, bikinis were banned in 1983, then allowed in 1997. In 2000, "tankinis were provided as an option for the first (and only) time," and in 2016, "bikini competition was removed and replaced with athletic wear." In 1951, "Pope Pius XII condemned the crowning [of Miss World] as sinful [due to the inclusion of a bikini round]"
  • Keith Urban, Nicole Kidman, Bono, Lewis Hamilton, and Madonna are listed in the Paradise Papers

For more Wikipedia edits, tune in to 88.7FM on Tuesdays at 9am and Saturdays at noon, or listen online at www.cfur.ca

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