Johannes Gensfleisch zur Laden zum Gutenberg (c. 1398 – February 3, 1468) was a German blacksmith, goldsmith, printer, and publisher who introduced modern book printing. His invention of mechanical movable type printing started the Printing Revolution and is widely regarded as the most important event of the modern period.  It played a key role in the development of the Renaissance, Reformation and the Scientific Revolution and laid the material basis for the modern knowledge-based economy and the spread of learning to the masses.

(Source: wikipedia)


Lucy and Ethel show us how it’s done…well, maybe not so much…but you gotta love ’em for trying!

After thousands and thousands of years of human history, and literally billions and billions of people past and present, one happycracker takes a small step for man and makes one giant leap for mankind.

More people have viewed this video, as you now are, than currently live on two of the Earth’s seven continents.

Not sure what impact this song had on the recent “Arab Spring”…

This novelty song, first performed by comedian Steve Martin live in a performance during an April 22, 1978 episode of Saturday Night Live, demonstrates the touching sensitivity of happycrackers when they are operating at their best.  The song was later released as a single in 1978 and sold over a million  copies.

(Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/King_Tut_(song))

All I have to say about this is…wow.