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Queueing Theory: Why the Other Line Moves Faster

Bill reveals how "queueing theory" - developed by engineers to route phone calls - can be used to find the most efficient arrangement of cashiers and check out lines. He reports on the work of Agner Erlang, a Danish engineer who, at the opening of the 20th century, helped the Copenhagen Telephone Company provide the best level of service at the lowest price.


Jimi Hendrix First Television Appearence

After moving into the Wilcox Hotel, Hollywood, Jimmy appears on TV for the first time. He is backing Long Island vocal duo Buddy and Stacey as they perform 'Shotgun', on the US show Night Train.

Circa May 1965.


Supreme Court Clouds

Every mention of the word "cloud" from the hour-long Supreme Court oral arguments in ABC v. Aereo on April 22, 2014.

Video is Cory Arcangel's "Super Mario Clouds" (2002): http://www.coryarcangel.com/things-i-made/supermarioclouds/