Experiments, Manga & Child Safety

WOW!!! This week’s episode is out of this world and filled with Lunatics, parks and just outright fun in the powder or snow. NASA is planning on sending people back to the moon and are starting to plan missions in advance with an eye to researching developments for future exploration. That’s right folks, it may not be 1999 but Moonbase Alpha is finally looking at becoming a reality. Plus there are going to be new buggies and other equipment being sent to the moon so the Astronauts will have something to play with when they arrive next. Wonder if they will find that hidden base full of Nazis on the dark side of the moon or transformers?

Next we look into why Manga sales are taking over the U.S comic sales. Could it be the fact that the subject matter is just so much cooler, fun and broad? Or is it part of some plot to take over the world and they are brain washing us all? Hmmm, if this was an anime episode we would now include a musical interlude. The scene, while our heroes wander the country looking for the answer our work on computers calculating and plotting what is happening. This is when the nutty and bumbling sidekick runs around in circles and makes a mess and eats lots of fried chicken. Jeepers, we are living in an anime, now I want my ramen and feel an overwhelming need to run down the street with my arms flung behind me screaming. Nope, not happening, oh well, such a shame.

In response to a request from a listener we have had the Professor look into child safety measures in gaming such as the new Harry Potter Wizards Unite. We have a number of articles linked in the notes that have information that can help parents develop strategies aimed at helping protect their dirt magnets, children or teenage food disposal units. There are some really good points and suggestions in this, but as we aren’t parents we are unable to offer any expert advice. This is a really huge topic and it is something we took extremely seriously. If you have any suggestions please feel free to post them on the page and share with each other.

Now, it is that time where we have the usual shout out, remembrances, birthdays, and special events. Be careful of those surprise mechanisms that try to loot you like a politician with eight arms. Take care of yourselves and look out for each other, stay hydrated and we will catch you next time. Cya!


Experiments on the moon - https://www.space.com/science-technology-payloads-nasa-moon-artemis-program.html

Manga sales taking over U.S comic sales - https://comicbook.com/anime/2019/07/06/anime-executives-manga-taking-over-us-comic-sales-anime-expo/

Child Safety in mobile games

- https://aic.gov.au/publications/tandi/tandi379 .

- https://nianticlabs.com/privacy/en/

- https://policies.warnerbros.com/privacy/children/en-us/html/children_privacy_en-us_1.0.0.html

- https://www.childnet.com/blog/a-parents-guide-to-harry-potter-wizards-unite

Games currently playing


– Mortal Kombat 11 - https://www.playstation.com/en-us/games/mortal-kombat-11-ps4/


– Mafia 3 - https://store.steampowered.com/app/360430/Mafia_III/


– Harry Potter Wizards Unite - https://www.harrypotterwizardsunite.com/

Other topics discussed

Snow falls on Queensland

- https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-06-04/snow-falling-in-stanthorpe-cold-weather-queensland/11174962

List of Apollo Missions

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

Luna Park

- Melbourne - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luna_Park,_Melbourne

- Sydney - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luna_Park_Sydney

Iron Sky (2012 movie)

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

Mickey Mouse as a Warhammer 40k character

- http://www.coolminiornot.com/pics/pics2/img3e1fc14857e56.jpg

Space Shuttle retirement

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

Virgin Galactic

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

Chinese Anime

- https://www.ranker.com/list/best-chinese-animation-anime/ranker-anime

Asur illustrations

- https://www.facebook.com/asur.illustrations/

Tik Tok fails to remove predators

- https://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-trending-47813350

Mom blames Pokémon Go

- https://gamerant.com/girl-hit-car-pokemon-go/

Finsta (Instagram trend)

- https://www.today.com/parents/parents-you-know-about-instagram-do-you-know-finsta-t117541

Cuban American mob

- https://crimereads.com/the-birth-of-the-cuban-american-mob/

Igor (character)

- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Igor_(character)

Channing Tatum (American actor and singer)

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

This Is The End (2013 movie)

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

The Prestige (2006 movie)

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


9 Jul 1958 - The 1958 Lituya Bay earthquake occurred with a moment magnitude of 7.8. The strike-slip earthquake took place on the Fairweather Fault and triggered a rockslide of 40 million cubic yards (30 million cubic meters and about 90 million tons) into the narrow inlet of Lituya Bay, Alaska. The impact was heard 50 miles (80 km) away, and the sudden displacement of water resulted in a megatsunami that washed out trees to a maximum elevation of 1,720 feet (520 m) at the entrance of Gilbert Inlet. This is the largest and most significant megatsunami in modern times. - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1958_Lituya_Bay,_Alaska_earthquake_and_megatsunami

9 Jul 1981 – Donkey Kong, an early example of the platform game genre was released. In the game, Mario (originally named Mr. Video and then Jumpman) must rescue a damsel in distress named Pauline (originally named Lady), from a giant ape named Donkey Kong. - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donkey_Kong_(video_game)

11 Jul 1969 – David Bowie Space Oddity inspired by Stanley Kubrick's film 2001: A Space Odyssey was released during a period of great interest in space flight. The United States' Apollo 11 mission would launch five days later and would become the first manned moon landing another five days after that. - https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-07-11/david-bowies-space-oddity-50-years-old-moon-landing-anniversary/11297134

4 Jul 2019 – Mad magazine ends publication of future issues will no longer feature new content, with the magazine instead relying on classic content from its nearly 67-year history. - https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2019/jul/04/the-end-of-satire-mad-magazine-to-cease-regular-publication


6 Jul 2019 - Mandla Maseko, aimed to be the first black African in space. In 2013 he was one of 23 winners out of a million entrants to a competition by the Axe Apollo Space Academy to attend a US space academy, in order to be the first black African in space. He was nicknamed "Afronaut" and "Spaceboy". He went to the Kennedy Space Centre for a week to do tests, such as skydiving and a journey on a reduced-gravity aircraft, ahead of a planned one-hour suborbital flight on board a XCOR Lynx Mark II that was planned to take place in 2015. However, the flight did not happen as XCOR Aerospace went bankrupt in 2017. He would have been the second South African in space, after Mark Shuttleworth in 2012. He died at the age of 30 in a motorbike accident in Pretoria - https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-07-09/man-destined-to-be-the-first-black-african-in-space-dies/11290548

9 Jul 1856 - Amedeo Avogadro, was an Italianscientist, most noted for his contribution to molecular theory now known as Avogadro's law, which states that equal volumes of gases under the same conditions of temperature and pressure will contain equal numbers of molecules. In tribute to him, the number of elementary entities (atoms, molecules,ions or other particles) in 1 mole of a substance, 6.022140857(74)×1023, is known as the Avogadro constant, one of the seven SI base units and represented by NA . He died at the age of 79 in Turin - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amedeo_Avogadro

9 Jul 1978 - Zoltán Aladár, Transylvanian composer, music critic and teacher (The Goat and the Three Goons). He died at the age of 49 in Târgu Mureș - https://www.encyclopedia.com/arts/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/zoltan-aladar

9 Jul 2014 - Eileen Ford, was an American model agency executive and co-founder of Ford Models with her husband, Gerard "Jerry" Ford, in 1946. Ford Models was one of the earliest and internationally recognized modelling agencies in the world. She died at the age of 92 from complications of meningioma and osteoporosis in Morristown, New Jersey. - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eileen_Ford

Famous Birthdays

8 Jul 1894 - Pyotr Kapitsa, was a leading Sovietphysicist and Nobel laureate, best known for his work in low-temperature physics. He discovered superfluidity in 1937 when he observed liquid helium flowing without friction – in other words with no loss of kinetic energy. He was born in Kronstadt - https://www.famousscientists.org/pyotr-kapitsa/

9 Jul 1942 - Richard Roundtree, is an American actor and former model. Roundtree is noted as being "the first black action hero" for his portrayal of private detective John Shaft in the 1971 film Shaft, and its four sequels, released between 1972 and 2019. For his performance in the original film, Roundtree was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for New Star of the Year – Actor in 1972. He was born in New Rochelle, New York - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Roundtree

9 Jul 1971 - Marc Andreessen, is an American entrepreneur,investor, and software engineer. He is the co-author of Mosaic, the first widely used Web browser; co-founder of Netscape; and co-founder and general partner of Silicon Valley venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz. Andreessen is also a co-founder of Ning, a company that provides a platform for social networking websites. He sits on the board of directors of Facebook, eBay, and Hewlett Packard Enterprise, among others. Andreessen was one of six inductees in the World Wide Web Hall of Fame announced at the First International Conference on the World-Wide Web in 1994. He was born in Cedar Falls, Iowa - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marc_Andreessen

10 Jul 1856 – Nikola Tesla, was a Serbian-American inventor,electrical engineer, mechanical engineer, and futurist who is best known for his contributions to the design of the modern alternating current (AC) electricity supply system. His alternating current (AC) induction motor and related polyphase AC patents, licensed by Westinghouse Electric in 1888, earned him a considerable amount of money and became the cornerstone of the polyphase system which that company would eventually market. Tesla became well known as an inventor and would demonstrate his achievements to celebrities and wealthy patrons at his lab, and was noted for his showmanship at public lectures. He was born in Smiljan, Austrian Empire (modern-day Croatia). - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nikola_Tesla

Events of Interest

9 Jul 1893 - Daniel Hale Williams III repairs the torn pericardium of a knife wound patient, James Cornish, without penicillin or blood transfusion. - https://www.onthisday.com/people/daniel-williams

9 Jul 1922 – Johnny Weissmuller swims the 100 meters freestyle in 58.6 seconds breaking the world swimming record and the 'minute barrier'. - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnny_Weissmuller

9 Jul 1955 – The Russell–Einstein Manifesto calls for a reduction of the risk of nuclear warfare. It highlighted the dangers posed by nuclear weapons and called for world leaders to seek peaceful resolutions to international conflict. The signatories included eleven pre-eminent intellectuals and scientists, including Albert Einstein, who signed it just days before his death on 18 April 1955. - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russell%E2%80%93Einstein_Manifesto

9 Jul 1971 - British battleship HMS Vanguard explodes at Scapa Flow (the result of an internal explosion of faulty cordite), killing 804. - https://www.onthisday.com/photos/hms-vanguard-disaster


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

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