Dr. Dolittle, Moon Water & Crazy Taxi

Well hello once again, once again those Nerds have given us another episode full of fun and laughter, so strap in and hang on tight as we enjoy the rid. Please remember to keep arms inside the ride at all times to avoid injury. To start this mad cap episode we have the cast list of the new Dr. Dolittle with Robert Downey Jr. This cast has almost as many stars as the US flag. Will this be just another remake of a great movie, or will it be great? Who knows, at present all we know for sure is the cast is pretty impressive. Next up we take a moment to discuss the presence of water on the moon. That’s right water on the moon, is it H2O or OH, is there enough for a pool to soak away the long dreary hours after working all day as a janitor. Oops, that was the story for Space Quest, sorry. But the presence of water is important to plans to build a moon base for further space exploration. Last topic is about Crazy Taxi and not horrifying us with gruesome violence like the horror movie right there on our TV, called the 6 o’clock news. Sorry, distracted again, but hey, it is an amazing line up to entertain you and is followed by the usual shout outs, remembrances, birthdays and events of interest. As always we would love to hear from you, and please remember to take care of each other and stay hydrated.


Dr Dolittle Movie starring Robert Downey Jr - http://collider.com/robert-downey-jr-doctor-dolittle-movie-reshoots/

Moon Water - https://phys.org/news/2019-04-meteoroid-eject-precious-moon.html

          - https://www.newscientist.com/article/2199618-there-is-water-just-under-the-surface-of-the-moon-that-we-could-use/

Crazy Taxi patent expiration - https://patents.google.com/patent/US6200138B1/en

Games currently playing


– Age of Empire 2 HD - https://store.steampowered.com/app/221380/Age_of_Empires_II_HD/


– Car Simulator 2016 - https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/p/car-mechanic-simulator-2016/9nblggh4t4c4


– Apex Legends - https://www.ea.com/games/apex-legends

Other topics discussed

The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle (2020 movie)

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

Knut the Polar Bear

- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knut_(polar_bear)

Inuka the Polar Bear

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

Selena Gomez bio

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

The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle (1922 novel)

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

The Futurist (Robert Downey Jr. album)

- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Futurist_(Robert_Downey_Jr._album)

Craig Robinson (actor)

- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Craig_Robinson_(actor)

Pineapple Express (2008 movie)

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

Puss in Boots

- https://shrek.fandom.com/wiki/Puss_in_Boots

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014 film)

- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teenage_Mutant_Ninja_Turtles_(2014_film)

LADEE - Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer

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

LCROSS - Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite

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

NASA's strike on moon worked

- http://edition.cnn.com/2009/TECH/space/10/09/probe.moon.crash/index.html

Water on Titan?

- https://www.astrobio.net/news-exclusive/a-water-ocean-on-titan/

Moon (2009 film)

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

Aniara (1956 poem)

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

Space: 1999 (1975 TV Series)

- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space:_1999

Bottle Waters of the World

- http://www.finewaters.com/bottled-waters-of-the-world/japan

Driver : San Franciso

- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Driver:_San_Francisco

Kylie Minogue Darling Perfume

- https://www.fragrantica.com/perfume/Kylie-Minogue/Darling-842.html

Loading screen mini games

- https://www.kotaku.com.au/2015/11/the-patent-on-loading-screen-mini-games-is-about-to-expire/

Patent - https://patents.google.com/patent/US5718632

Midtown Madness (1999 game)

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

Midnight Club (racing series)

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

Midnight Club 3: Dub Edition

- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Midnight_Club_3:_Dub_Edition

Assassin’s Creed Unity free giveaway

- https://www.gamesradar.com/au/ubisoft-is-giving-away-assassins-creed-unity-for-free-as-a-nod-to-the-notre-dame-cathedral/

My Summer Car (game)

- https://store.steampowered.com/app/516750/My_Summer_Car/

Days Gone motorcycle upgrade

- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aP5OjNq_Cfs

EVA-8 Auto (Apex Legends Gun)

- https://apexlegends.gamepedia.com/EVA-8_Auto

Al-Aqsa Mosque on fire same time as Notre Dame

- https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/small-fire-broke-out-jerusalems-al-aqsa-mosque-flames-ravaged-notre-dame-180971983/

Monty Python's Life of Brian

- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monty_Python%27s_Life_of_Brian

3D Printed heart using patient cells

- https://www.gannett-cdn.com/presto/2019/04/15/USAT/903d849a-04cb-4171-b786-4cd7e60fcf8a-AFP_AFP_1FN7BD.JPG?crop=5471,3077,x0,y566&width=3200&height=1680&fit=bounds

Live Animal in keychains

- http://edition.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/asiapcf/04/14/china.animal.keyring/index.html

Mel Blanc (voice actor)

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

Peppermint (2018 movie)

- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peppermint_(2018_film)

Ronin (1998 film)

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

Operation Desert Shield also known as The Gulf War

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

Elvis Lives! (That’s Not Canon Podcast)

- https://thatsnotcanon.com/elvislives


15 Apr 2019 - Notre-Dame de Paris fire - https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/notre-dame-fire-what-was-damaged-n995371

16 Apr 1850 - Marie Tussaud, French artist known for her wax sculptures and Madame Tussauds, the wax museum she founded in London. She died of pneumonia at 88 in London, England - https://www.onthisday.com/articles/madame-tussauds-bloody-background

16 Apr 1977 - David Soul, of Starsky & Hutch, has the #1 song on the U.S. pop charts - https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/david-soul-of-starsky-hutch-has-the-1-song-on-the-u-s-pop-charts

16 Apr 2019 – Monty Python’s Life of Brian turns 40 - https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-04-16/life-of-brian-by-monty-python-is-40/11004394

16 Apr 2019 – First 3D printed heart from human patient cells - https://www.cnn.com/2019/04/15/health/3d-printed-heart-study/index.html


14 Apr 2019 – Gene Wolfe, American science fiction and fantasy writer. He was noted for his dense, allusive prose as well as the strong influence of his Catholic faith. He was a prolific short-story writer and novelist and won many science fiction and fantasy literary awards. Wolfe is best known for his Book of the New Sun series (four volumes, 1980–83), the first part of his "Solar Cycle". He died of cardiovascular disease at 87 in Peoria, Illinois - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gene_Wolfe

15 Apr 2019 - Winston L. Shelton, American inventor, electrical engineer and entrepreneur who was awarded 76 US patents as an individual or as part of a team, as well as many corresponding patents. Shelton's patents have had an impact relating to home washing machines and the preparation of food in both the Quick Service Restaurant (QSR) industry and fine dining. Technologies Shelton developed while an engineer at General Electric are still in use after more than fifty years. His patent for the modern "Washing Machine" (US 3257830 A), licensed in 1965 to General Electric has been referenced in over 40 subsequent patents. Shelton also invented new ways to cook and hold food, including the Collectramatic, the first pressurized fryer that did not require interrupting production to frequently filter shortening while cooking. Shelton also invented Controlled Vapor Technology, a patented cooking method that uses water vapor to prepare and safely hold food. He died at 96

- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winston_L._Shelton

        Patents - https://pdfpiw.uspto.gov/.piw?Docid=3257830&idkey=NONE&homeurl=http%3A%252F%252Fpatft.uspto.gov%252Fnetahtml%252FPTO%252Fpatimg.htm

16 Apr 1958 - Rosalind Elsie Franklin, English chemist and X-ray crystallographer whose work was central to the understanding of the molecular structures of DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid), RNA (ribonucleic acid), viruses, coal, and graphite. Franklin is best known for her work on the X-ray diffraction images of DNA, particularly Photo 51, while at King's College London, which led to the discovery of the DNA double helix for which James Watson, Francis Crick and Maurice Wilkins shared the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1962. Watson suggested that Franklin would have ideally been awarded a Nobel Prize in Chemistry, along with Wilkins, but, although there was not yet a rule against posthumous awards, the Nobel Committee generally does not make posthumous nominations. She died of bronchopneumonia, secondary carcinomatosis, and ovarian cancer at 37 in Chelsea, London - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosalind_Franklin

17 Apr 1790 – Benjamin Franklin, American polymath and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. Franklin was a leading author, printer, political theorist, politician, freemason, postmaster, scientist, inventor, humourist, civic activist, statesman, and diplomat. As a scientist, he was a major figure in the American Enlightenment and the history of physics for his discoveries and theories regarding electricity. As an inventor, he is known for the lightning rod,bifocals, and the Franklin stove, among other inventions. He founded many civic organizations, including the Library Company, Philadelphia's first fire department and the University of Pennsylvania. His colourful life and legacy of scientific and political achievement, and his status as one of America's most influential Founding Fathers, have seen Franklin honoured more than two centuries after his death on coinage and the $100 bill, warships, and the names of many towns, counties, educational institutions, and corporations, as well as countless cultural references.  He died of pleurisy at 84 in Philadelphia,Pennsylvania - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benjamin_Franklin

17 Apr 2016 – Doris Roberts, American actress, author, and philanthropist whose career spanned six decades of television and film. She received five Emmy Awards and a Screen Actors Guild award during her acting career, which began in 1951. She had several prominent roles in movies, including playing opposite Shirley Stoler in The Honeymoon Killers (1970), Elliott Gould in Little Murders (1971), Steven Keats in Hester Street (1975), Billy Crystal in Rabbit Test (1978), Robert Carradine in Number One with a Bullet (1987), and Cady McClain in Simple Justice (1989), among many others. She achieved continuing success in television, becoming known for her role as Mildred Krebs in Remington Steele from 1983 to 1987 and her co-starring role as Raymond Barone's mother, Marie Barone, on the long-running CBS sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond (1996–2005). Towards the end of her acting career, she also had a prominent role opposite Tyler Perry in Madea's Witness Protection (2012). She died of a stroke at 90 in Los Angeles, California - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doris_Roberts

17 Apr 2019 - Kazuhiko Katō known by the pen name Monkey Punch, Japanese manga artist, best known for his series Lupin III. In April 2005 he became the professor of Manga Animation at Otemae University, in their Faculty of Media and Arts, and was a visiting professor at Tokyo University of Technology in May 2010. He died of pneumonia at 81 in Sakura, Chiba on April 11, 2019. - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monkey_Punch

Famous Birthdays

16 Apr 1952 – Billy West, American voice actor, singer, musician, songwriter and former radio personality. He is known for his voice-over work in a number of television series, films, video games, and commercials. He has done hundreds of voice-overs in his career such as Ren (season 3 to season 5) and Stimpy on The Ren & Stimpy Show; Doug Funnie and Roger Klotz on Doug; and Philip J. Fry,Professor Farnsworth, Dr. Zoidberg,Zapp Brannigan and a number of others on Futurama. He does voices for commercials and is the current voice of the red M&M and was also the voice of Buzz, the Honey Nut Cheerios Bee until 2004. Born in Detroit, Michigan - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billy_West

17 Apr 1972 - Jennifer Garner, American actress. Following a supporting role in Pearl Harbor (2001), Garner gained recognition for her performance as CIA officer Sydney Bristow in the ABC spy-action thriller Alias, which aired from 2001 to 2006. For her work on the series, she won a Golden Globe Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award and received four Primetime Emmy Award nominations. While working on Alias, Garner made a cameo appearance in Catch Me If You Can (2002), followed by giving a praised leading performance in the romantic comedy film 13 Going on 30 (2004). Garner has appeared in supporting as well as lead film roles, including the superhero films Daredevil (2003) and Elektra (2005), the comedy-drama Juno (2007), and the fantasy-comedy The Invention of Lying (2009). In the 2010s, she appeared in the romantic-comedy Valentine's Day (2010), the fantasy comedy-drama The Odd Life of Timothy Green (2012), the biographic drama Dallas Buyers Club (2013), the comedy film Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (2014), the drama film Miracles from Heaven (2016), and the romantic comedy-drama film Love, Simon (2018). Born in Houston, Texas - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jennifer_Garner

17 Apr 1959 – Sean Bean, English actor. After graduating from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, Bean made his professional debut in a theatre production of Romeo and Juliet in 1983. Retaining his Yorkshire accent, he first found mainstream success for his portrayal of Richard Sharpe in the ITV series Sharpe. Bean subsequently gained further recognition for his performance as Ned Stark in the HBO epic fantasy series Game of Thrones, and won both a BAFTA and an International Emmy, both for Best Actor. He has also been nominated for a Saturn Award. One of his most prominent film roles was Boromir in The Lord of the Rings trilogy (2001–2003). Other roles include Alec Trevelyan in the James Bond film GoldenEye (1995) and Odysseus in Troy (2004), as well as roles in Patriot Games (1992), Ronin (1998), Equilibrium (2002), National Treasure (2004), North Country (2005), The Island (2005), Silent Hill (2006), Black Death (2010), Jupiter Ascending (2015) and The Martian (2015). Other TV roles include the BBC anthology series Accused and the ITV historical drama series Henry VIII. As a voice actor, Bean has been featured in the video games The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, Sid Meier's Civilization VI, and the drama The Canterbury Tales, among several others. Born in Handsworth, Sheffield - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sean_Bean

18 Apr 1927 – Samuel P Huntington, American political scientist, adviser and academic. He spent more than half a century at Harvard University, where he was director of Harvard's Center for International Affairs and the Albert J. Weatherhead III University Professor. During the presidency of Jimmy Carter, Huntington was the White House Coordinator of Security Planning for the National Security Council. He is best known for his 1993 theory, the "Clash of Civilizations", of a post–Cold War new world order. He argued that future wars would be fought not between countries, but between cultures, and that Islamic extremism would become the biggest threat to world peace. Huntington is credited with helping to shape U.S. views on civilian–military relations, political development, and comparative government. Born in New York City, New York - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samuel_P._Huntington

Events of Interest

16 Apr 1705 - Anne of England knights Isaac Newton at Trinity College, Cambridge - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isaac_Newton

16 Apr 1943 – Albert Hofmann accidentally discovers the hallucinogenic effects of the research drug LSD. He intentionally takes the drug three days later April 19. - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albert_Hofmann

18 Apr 1909 – Joan of Arc is beatified in Rome. - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canonization_of_Joan_of_Arc

18 Apr 1983 - Alice Walker becomes the first woman of colour to win the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for her book “The Colour Purple” - http://www.famousdaily.com/history/pulitzer-prize-the-color-purple.html

A Special Shoutout goes to My Favourite Murder Podcast

- Bio -  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/My_Favorite_Murder

- Official website(s) - https://www.myfavoritemurder.com/

                              - https://www.exactlyrightmedia.com/myfavoritemurder

- Where you can find them

Itunes - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/my-favorite-murder-karen-kilgariff-georgia-hardstark/id1074507850

PlayerFM - https://player.fm/series/my-favorite-murder-with-karen-kilgariff-and-georgia-hardstark-2084036

Stitcher - https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/exactly-right/my-favorite-murder

Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/show/0U9S5J2ltMaKdxIfLuEjzE


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