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The opening screen of Atari's Adventure game
The opening screen of Atari's Adventure game
In 1980, Atari employee Warren Robinette made video game history by slipping the world's first "Easter Egg" (or cheat) into a game without telling his superiors. "Robinette was fed up with Atari shafting their game designers," Digital Business executive editor Joe Funk recalled. "The suits thought that they could keep their talent by hiding it, and rationalized the screw job by saying that giving credit to them would dilute Atari's name." Robinette got his revenge by inserting a secret credit list in a Atari 2600 game ("Adventure") which could be displayed only by carrying a single dot through a secret wall in a castle.  As Wikipedia notes:  Robinett kept the secret for more than one year, even from all Atari ...
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. Credit: Daniel Schultz (Public domain)
. Credit: Daniel Schultz (Public domain)
In 1683, John Sobieski's military brilliance drove the invading Turks back from the walls of Vienna, altering forever the history of central Europe. He soon announced victory to the pope. "I came, I saw..." he declared. And? "God conquered." [A play, of course, on Caesar's famous remark: "I came, I saw, I conquered" (Veni, vidi, vici).]
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From Malcom Gladwell, in The New Yorker: The statistician Stephen Stigler once wrote an elegant essay about the futility of the practice of eponymy in science—that is, the practice of naming a scientific discovery after its inventor. That's another idea inappropriately borrowed from the cultural realm. As Stigler pointed out, It can be found that Laplace employed Fourier Transforms in print before Fourier published on the topic, that Lagrange presented Laplace Transforms before Laplace began his scientific career, that Poisson published the Cauchy distribution in 1824, twenty-nine years before Cauchy touched on it in an incidental manner, and that Bienaym stated and proved the Chebychev Inequality a decade before and in greater generality than Chebychev's first work on the topic. ...
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Dr. William Worrall Mayo, co-founder of the Mayo Clinic and father of William James Mayo and w:Charles Horace Mayo. Credit: Unknown author (<a href=https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/>CC0</a>)

Dr. William Worrall Mayo, co-founder of the Mayo Clinic and father of William James Mayo and w:Charles Horace Mayo. Credit: ...(more)

One morning, Dr. Mayo's mail was found to contain a letter from a spiritualist. "Ever since your late great father passed over," it read, "he has been my doctor. What do you say to that?" Mayo promptly wrote a letter in reply: "Fine!" it read. "Please estimate what my father's services have amounted to and send the money to me!"