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August 11

Word of the Day, This Day in History, Number to Know, Website of the Day, Today’s Featured Birthday and Daily Quote.

Word of the Day

intrepid \ in-TREP-id \ adjective; Fearless; bold. — Dictionary.com

This Day in History

Aug. 11, 1942: Actress Hedy Lamarr and music composer George Antheil receive a patent for a frequency-hopping spectrum communication system. The invention later became the basis for technologies used in modern wireless telephones and Wi-Fi.

Number to Know

1997: The year Hedy Lamarr received a special award from the Electronic Frontier Foundation for her work that made modern wireless communication possible.

Website of the Day: 27 Celebrity Patent Holders

http://mentalfloss.com/article/52444/27-celebrity-patent-holders

Hedy Lamarr isn’t the only famous person to hold a patent. Here is a look at 26 others.

Today’s Featured Birthday

Hulk Hogan (born Terry Gene Bollea), American professional wrestler and actor, 61.

Daily Quote

“Be a father first. Don’t put a priority of being a friend with your wife first or a friend with your kids first.” — Hulk Hogan