maybe a surprise for sparks/techie members

sparkie2182
31st March 2008, 23:48
it was to me when i first learned of this............


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hedy_Lamarr

benjidog
1st April 2008, 00:01
I guess this is possible but there is so much unchecked crap on Wikipaedia that I for one would want independent evidence before believing it, Doubting Thomas that I am.

Brian

trotterdotpom
1st April 2008, 00:05
An interesting and beautiful woman - I especially liked her spread-spectrum.

I wonder what she was shop lifting - after 6 marriages it wouldn't have been toasters, maybe it was safety-pins!

John T.

sparkie2182
1st April 2008, 00:08
benji........

there was a t.v. documentary on her life a couple of years ago........ featuring this aspect in particular.
she was honoured (or honored) by the U.S.N. for her services in w.w.2. to the
fledgeling guided missile programme of the time.

K urgess
1st April 2008, 00:33
I saw that, Sparkie.
I'm also sure I remember Tom Clancy mentioning it in one of his books somewhere.

benjidog
1st April 2008, 01:01
Fairy Nuff.

I must have been thinking of Hedley Lamarr (Blazing Saddles) ;)

Brian

sparkie2182
1st April 2008, 01:16
erm.......

actually...........

there was a bit of a tie up there too (as you may imagine).......

it ended up in court with Mel Brooks paying "a small sum" in compen to the lovely Hedy

mikeg
1st April 2008, 01:58
Talking techie - How about Zeppo Marx (Of the Marx Brothers) he was a superb engineer who made the clamps to hold the "Fat Man" atomic bomb inside the 'Enola Gay' aircraft.

Mike

trotterdotpom
1st April 2008, 02:24
Zeppo also made the lighter that lit the fuse.

John T.

mikeg
1st April 2008, 10:32
Zeppo also made the lighter that lit the fuse.

John T.

(Jester)