Under the Desk

This week back in 1835, the fledgling newspaper The Sun started publishing a sensational series of stories about the discovery of life… on the moon. Hear about how New Yorkers bought outright lies about lunar unicorns and man-bats, then reach for this liquid tribute to reckless journalism.


By George D. Beauchamp [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

The Electric Lemonade (Variation)

In 1931, lap-steel guitarist George Beauchamp and partner Adolph Rickenbacker invented the modern electric guitar, laying the foundations for ear-splitting rock ā€˜nā€™ roll, youth revolutions, and holding up your lighter during a power ballad.