Episode #761

News Items

        Science or Fiction

        • Item #1 Science

          The Walnut Street Theater is the oldest theater in continuous operation in the English speaking world.

        • Item #2 Science

          There is no evidence Betsy Ross stitched the first American Flag, a myth concocted 100 years after the alleged fact.

        • Item #3 Fiction

          The first general computer, ENIAC, was built in Philadelphia. It weighed 27 tons and when fully turned on the lights in the city would dim.

        Skeptical Quote of the Week.

        ‘Nanotechnology will let us build computers that are incredibly powerful. We’ll have more computing power in the volume of a sugar cube than exists in the world today.’ - Ralph Merkle