AntiquityNOW Month: Factoid Friday! Orson Wells at 100

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"War-of-the-worlds-tripod" by Henrique Alvim Correa,1906 “War-of-the-worlds-tripod” by Henrique Alvim Correa,1906

May 6 marked the 100th anniversary of the birth of legendary American filmmaker Orson Wells. Hear his infamous radio recasting of War of the Worldsand listen to his conversation with the book’s author H.G. Wells as they share their surprise at the public’s hysteria at this fictional account of a Martian invasion. (For a real treat, watch a countdown of Wells’ best films here.) As well, discover how flying machines have been a motif in numerous cultures for millennia. Click here.

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BRIEF BIO: Jack Gunter is a writer of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and songs. He is the co-owner of Open Door Communications, a copywriter, an inventor, and a former broker and private investigator. He is a naturalist and an amateur scientist and cryptologist. He likes to compose music and to design and play games and puzzles of all types. He homeschooled his children. He lives in the Upstate of South Carolina with his beautiful wife, talented two daughters, his old friend and Great Dane Sam, and his three Viking Cats.

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