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Hair of the dog…

source: STV

STV reports that a Scottish brewery has created the world’s strongest beer:

A controversial Scottish brewery has set a new record with the release of the world’s strongest beer.

Fraserburgh-based BrewDog have released the 32% Tactical Nuclear Penguin, which they claim is higher than the German beer brand Schorschbraer (31%)…

Read the whole besotted story here.

As we reunderstand the phrase “Holiday cheer,” we might hail all the ships at sea, as it was on this date in 1901 that Gugliellmo Marconi (and colleagues) confounded the prevailing scientific wisdom (that the curvature of he earth put a limit of 200 miles on radio transmissions) by sending/receiving the first trans-Atlantic wireless broadcast

Marconi at his set, circa 1896 (source: American Radio Relay League)

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