Episode 44: Minecraft, Henry Sutton & Bond 25

We hope everyone is staying safe as Christmas approaches and life becomes hectic, chaotic and clouded with the insanity of shopping car park over-crowding in hot weather and high humidity. We recommend that you drink lots of water, rest in a cool shady spot and listen to something fun and entertaining, so in light of that here is our latest episode from the Nerds we all love. Please sit back, relax and enjoy that cold drink and let us entertain you.

            First up the Professor has news about Netflix getting involved with the Minecraft story mode. This is potentially the greatest news since Anthony Mundine was knocked out, and was silent for more than 30 seconds, not that we condone violence, but it was a teacher who took him down. Viva la Nerds!!!

            The DJ brings us news about the latest Bond movie changing director and a discussion about a number of things Bond related ensues. Buck the ancient Nerd is a Bond fan and has some trivia for us that is pretty cool. For example in which film did a camera man suffer an accident in which he nearly lost his life, but did lose a foot? DJ asks ‘who is everyone’s favourite Bond,’ so please send us a message and let us know, we will run a poll on Facebook also, we will let you know the results.

            Buck is excited about the story of Henry Sutton, a man referred to as Australia’s own Thomas Edison. The recent release of a book researched for a decade by his Great Granddaughter and recently published has him all bothered and aquiver. Trust us, this guy was a seriously cool inventor and scientist with some amazing work to his name. Also he met another of Bucks great heroes, Nikola Tesla and invented a telephone, a precursor to the television. Wow, I mean this bloke wrote a paper on heavier than air flight at the age of 14 which was later published Royal Aeronautical Journal of Britain. So grab your socks and hold on tight for the latest thrilling adventures from our Nerds.


Netflix introduces Minecraft: Story Mode

- https://www.netflix.com/au/title/80227995

- https://comicbook.com/gaming/2018/11/27/telltales-minecraft-story-mode-on-netflix/

- https://variety.com/2018/gaming/news/telltale-games-minecraft-story-mode-netflix-1203038125/

The Life of Henry Sutton

- https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-12-04/why-have-we-forgotten-australias-edison/10567060

- https://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/scienceshow/australian-inventor-henry-sutton-remembered/10594524

Plans for Bond 25

- https://www.empireonline.com/movies/bond-25/cary-fukunaga-talks-plans-bond-25/

Games currently playing


- PayDay 2 - https://store.steampowered.com/app/218620/PAYDAY_2/


- A Gummy’s Life - https://store.steampowered.com/app/585190/A_Gummys_Life/


- Darksiders 3 - https://darksiders.com/

Other Topics Discussed

Stranger Things the TV show

- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stranger_Things

Bunnings: onion goes on the bottom

- https://www.news.com.au/finance/business/retail/the-humble-bunnings-snag-in-bread-is-facing-a-change-for-safety-reasons-people-are-not-happy/news-story/f7352271caf24245bd5c5b8be51abbbe

Minecraft: Story Mode the game

- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minecraft:_Story_Mode

Minecraft achievement : 3DS Minecraft Project

- https://www.planetminecraft.com/project/minecraft-nintendo-3ds/

Minecraft: Update Aquatic

- https://minecraft.gamepedia.com/Update_Aquatic

RACV: Royal Automobile Club of Victoria

- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Automobile_Club_of_Victoria

Henry Sutton biographer and relative Lorayne Branch

- https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-12-04/henry-sutton-biographer-and-relative-lorayne-branch/10577812

Papers done by Henry Sutton

- http://www.ctie.monash.edu.au/hargrave/biography1.html#sutton

Patent US8770615: Collapsible Wheeled Stretcher

- https://patents.google.com/patent/US8770615

History of the Ambulance

- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_ambulance

History of stretchers

- http://www.ambulanceservices.co.uk/NAPAS%20Training%20Files/Training%20Files/Short%20History%20of%20Stretchers.pdf

Phar Lap: champion racehorse

- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phar_Lap

Beasts of No Nation

- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beasts_of_No_Nation_(film)

Sean Connery

- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sean_Connery

Daniel Craig: the blond Bond

- https://www.today.com/popculture/its-official-daniel-craig-first-blond-bond-wbna9662926

Real reason to why George Lazenby left Bond

- https://www.digitalspy.com/movies/a828613/james-bond-george-lazenby-real-reason/

Daniel Craig is paid 25 million for the next Bond movie

- https://www.businessinsider.com.au/daniel-craig-paid-25-million-for-next-bond-movie-2018-5?r=US&IR=T

Ivy: Soul Calibur character

- https://soulcalibur.fandom.com/wiki/Ivy

Darksiders III: Apocalypse Edition

- https://store.thqnordic.com/games/darksiders/1135/darksiders-iii-apocalypse-edition

Dr Who episode: The Chase

- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Chase_(Doctor_Who)

Dr Who episode: Rosa

- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosa_(Doctor_Who)

Falcon Heavy by SpaceX

- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Falcon_Heavy

Famous Birthdays

4 Dec 1858 - Chester Greenwood, American inventor (invented earmuffs at 15), born in Farmington, Maine - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chester_Greenwood

4th Dec 1865 - Edith Cavell, British Nurse celebrated for saving the lives of soldiers from both sides without discrimination and in helping some 200 Allied soldiers escape from German-occupied Belgium during the First World War, born in Swardeston, Norfolk - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edith_Cavell

4 Dec 1948 - Lin Onus, Australian Aboriginal artist (Michael and I are just slipping down to the pub for a minute), born in Melbourne, Victoria - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lin_Onus

5 Dec 1901 - Walt [Walter Elias] Disney, animator, (Mickey Mouse), producer and co-founder of Walt Disney Co., born in Chicago, Illinois -https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walt_Disney

5 Dec 1903 - Cecil Frank Powell, English physicist who discovered pion (pi-meson), a subatomic particle (Nobel 1950), born in Tonbridge, England - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C._F._Powell

Events of Interest

1 Dec 1948 – The Tamam Shud Case also known as the Mystery of the Somerton Man, is an unsolved case of an unidentified man found dead at 6:30 am, 1 December 1948, on Somerton beach, Glenelg, just south of Adelaide, South Australia. It is named after the Persian phrase tamám shud, meaning "ended" or "finished", printed on a scrap of paper found months later in the fob pocket of the man's trousers. - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tamam_Shud_case

4 Dec 1872 – The Mary Celeste became a mystery - https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-mystery-of-the-mary-celeste

4 Dec 1991 - Pan American World Airways ceased its operations after 64 years - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pan_American_World_Airways

4 Dec 1998 – The Unity Module also known as Node 1, the second module of the International Space Station, is launched. - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unity_(ISS_module)

                                      - https://www.edn.com/electronics-blogs/edn-moments/4402159/International-Space-Station-Unity-Module-is-launched--December-4--1998

5 Dec 1932  - German physicist Albert Einstein granted a visa to enter America - https://archive.nytimes.com/www.nytimes.com/learning/general/onthisday/001205onthisday.html

5 Dec 1941 - Admiral Husband Kimmel, Commander-in-Chief, Pacific Fleet, ordered Task Force (TF) 12—Lexington, three heavy cruisers and five destroyers—to depart Pearl Harbor on 5 December 1941 to ferry 18 U.S. Marine Corps Vought SB2U Vindicator dive bombers of VMSB-231 to reinforce the base at Midway Island - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Lexington_(CV-2)

5 Dec 1945 - Flight 19 was the designation of a group of five Grumman TBM Avenger torpedo bombers that disappeared over the Bermuda Triangle - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flight_19

5 Dec 1946 - US President Harry Truman creates Committee on Civil Rights by Exec Order #9808, the committee instructed to investigate the status of civil rights in the country and propose measures to strengthen and protect them. - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/President%27s_Committee_on_Civil_Rights

5 Dec 1947 - Joe Louis beats Jersey Joe Walcott in 15th Round for heavyweight boxing title - https://www.badlefthook.com/2011/11/8/2546467/joe-louis-vs-jersey-joe-walcott-classic-fight-series-boxing-video

5 Dec 1955 – E. D. Nixon and Rosa Parks lead the Montgomery Bus Boycott. - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Montgomery_bus_boycott

5 Dec 1973 - Paul McCartney and Wings’ third album Band on the Run was released in America - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Band_on_the_Run

5 Dec 1974 - Final episode of Monty Python's Flying Circus airs on BBC TV - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monty_Python%27s_Flying_Circus

5 Dec 2002 - "The Lord of the Rings:  The Two Towers" 2nd Lord of the Rings film directed by Peter Jackson and starring Elijah Wood and Ian McKellen premieres in New York - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Lord_of_the_Rings:_The_Two_Towers

5 Dec 2014 - Exploration Flight Test-1, the first flight test of Orion is launched. - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exploration_Flight_Test-1


Artist – Goblins from Mars

Song Title –  Super Mario - Overworld Theme (GFM Trap Remix)

Song Link - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-GNMe6kF0j0&index=4&list=PLHmTsVREU3Ar1AJWkimkl6Pux3R5PB-QJ

Follow us on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/NerdsAmalgamated/

Email - Nerds.Amalgamated@gmail.com

Twitter - https://twitter.com/NAmalgamated

Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/show/6Nux69rftdBeeEXwD8GXrS

iTunes - https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/top-shelf-nerds/id1347661094

RSS - http://www.thatsnotcanonproductions.com/topshelfnerdspodcast?format=rss


NA LOGO alt 2.png