November 9, 2017

Because you don’t live near a bakery doesn’t mean you have to go without cheesecake.

-Hedy Lamarr

 

True dat.

She was every nerd’s pin-up girl back in the day. She was beautiful and super intelligent. For those of you who don’t know, Hedy was an Austrian actress and inventor. She starred in movies such as Algiers (1938). Not only that, she aided the Allies in stopping the Nazis by co-inventing a “secret communications system”, what we know today as Spread Spectrum Technology. What’s that you ask? Pretty much (ok, very much) the technical backbone for cellphones and every wireless piece of tech you have within arm’s reach.

Happy Birthday Hedy (Hedwig) Lamarr!

 

P.S – Does anybody know if JK Rowling named Harry’s owl Hedwig after Hedy?

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