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Old 31st March 2008, 22:48
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maybe a surprise for sparks/techie members

it was to me when i first learned of this............


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hedy_Lamarr
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Old 31st March 2008, 23:01
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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.

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Old 31st March 2008, 23:05
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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.
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Old 31st March 2008, 23:08
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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.
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Old 31st March 2008, 23:33
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I saw that, Sparkie.
I'm also sure I remember Tom Clancy mentioning it in one of his books somewhere.
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Old 1st April 2008, 00:01
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Fairy Nuff.

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

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Old 1st April 2008, 00:16
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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
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Old 1st April 2008, 00:58
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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.

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Old 1st April 2008, 01:24
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Zeppo also made the lighter that lit the fuse.

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Old 1st April 2008, 09:32
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Zeppo also made the lighter that lit the fuse.

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