September 18, 1971

On September 18, 1971, Momofuku Ando marketed the first Cup Noodle (Instant Ramen) and packaged it in a waterproof polystyrene container. Poor college students worldwide went “meh”, but bought them anyway because they were so cheap.

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September 17, 1922

On September 17, 1922, Radio Moscow began transmitting. One of the first radio shows broadcasted on the new radio station was “101 uses for a potato”. Ninety-eight of the uses involved turning the potatoes into vodka.

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September 16, 1997

On September 16, 1997, Apple Computer Inc., named co-founder Steve Jobs as the interim CEO. He immediately ran out and had a black and white head shot taken that showed him looking intently at the camera while wearing a black turtleneck shirt. This became the uniform of choice for techno-venture-capitalists of the late 1990s and early 2000s.

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September 15, 1775

On September 15, 1775, an early and unofficial American flag was raised by Lieutenant Colonel Isaac Mott after capturing Fort Johnson from the British. The flag was dark blue with the white words “Send Nudez” spelled on it. This was quickly brought down and replaced with one that had “Liberty” spelled on it. Little known, but patriotic player, Private Edwin Flynt was put on latrine duty for the rest of the war.

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September 14, 1965

On September 14, 1965, the TV series “My Mother The Car” premiered on NBC TV. It was cancelled after only a few weeks after its debut. So, when someone complains that TV today is just crap and why don’t they have good shows like they used to have, remind them. TV has always had crap and the crap has always outnumbered the good shows. We just fondly and with rose-colored glasses remember the good ones like “The Manimal” and “Man From Atlantis”.

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September 13, 122

On September 13, 122 CE, the Roman Army began building Hadrian’s Wall in Northern England. The wall was to stop the Scottish barbarians from coming south and raiding the newly settled Roman farms and cities. Did it work? No. It did not. It just established where contraband would be bought and sold between the two areas.

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September 12, 1873

On September 12, 1873, the first practical typewriter was sold by the Remington Company to customers. Before this model with a QWERTY keyboard was sold, only the impractical models were for sale.

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September 11, 1997

On September 11, 1997, Scotland voted to create its own Parliament after 290 years of mostly peaceful union with England. Why did they do it? It’s because the rest of England didn’t understand the true joy and performance art that deep-frying a Mars Bar brought to a man’s cholesterol choked heart. Also, they’re Scottish and they’re contrary by nature. The Welsh considered forming their own Parliament, but they couldn’t figure out how to respell Parliament by adding some unnecessary consonants that sound like vowels and vowels that sound like consonants, so they gave up and went back to stealing sheep.

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September 10, 1945

On September 10, 1945, Mike the Headless Chicken was decapitated in Fruita, Colorado. He survived for another 18 months before he choked to death. Before his death, he did win two debates. One with a Flat Earther and the other with an Anti-Vaxxer.

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September 9, 1908

On September 9, 1908, Orville Wright made the first 1 hour airplane flight at Fort Myer, Virginia. A gin and tonic was $2.00, but the peanuts and pretzels were added at no charge. Mr. Wright did complain that there was no overhead space to store his carry-on luggage.

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