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May 25, 2009

Idiots.

srikanth @ 9:00 pm, GMT +0000 ( 1243285223 ) Play

Who’s this guy, and what’s special about this image?

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Clue:

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Cracked by udupendra , Mo , Dibyo , p vs np , AmK , Rithwik K , lordmaldy , nishansolo , Logik , malcaluffin , Rogi and byslexia.

Answer:

Philo Farnsworth, the american inventor. He invented the electronic television. Ironically, he only ever appeared once on TV, and this is a still from that appearance.

The Futurama charactr of Dr Farnsworth is named after him.


13 Responses to “Idiots.”

  1. udupendra
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    The only time Philo Farnsworth, the inventor of the TV has been on TV – in a game show titled ‘I’ve Got A Secret’


  2. Mo

    Philo Farnsworth on tv, Farnsworth from futurama?


  3. Dibyo
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    Philo Farmsworth’s only appearance on TV, on the quiz show, “I’ve Got a Secret.”


  4. p vs np
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    That’s Philo Farnsworth, inspiration for the naming of Doc Farnsworth (notice the similarity in the size of their heads? Freaky..)

    Ironically, being the inventor of the wholly electronic television system, he appeared only once on it, as a ‘mystery guest’ on the game show “I’ve got a secret”


  5. AmK
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    Philo T. Farnsworth, inventor of the television. This image is from the only on-air tribute he ever received in a 1957 appearance on the TV quiz show, “I’ve got a secret”.


  6. Rithwik K

    The only on-air tribute Philo T. Farnsworth ever received from the industry he helped to create was a 1957 appearance on the popular TV quiz show, “I’ve Got a Secret.”

    The character Professor Farnsworth on the popular animated series Futurama was named after him.


  7. Philo Farnsworth, american inventor credited for, among other things, the idiot box.
    The toon’s his part-namesake Hubert J Farnsworth from Futurama.


  8. nishansolo

    Philo Farnsworth, and the his first appearance on TV


  9. Logik
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    Philo Farnsworth, after whom Hubert Farnsworth of Futurama takes his name.


  10. Logik
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    About the specialty, “the first electronic television broadcast” ?


  11. malcaluffin

    Philo Farnsworth, inventor of the first entirely electronic television.
    Hubert J Farnsworth is the cartoon character which is based on him.


  12. Rogi
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    A 1957 appearance on “I’ve Got a Secret” was the only time Philo T. Farnsworth was recognized as television’s inventor using television as the medium.


  13. byslexia

    Philo Farnsworth, inventor of Raster Scan based CRT dispalys. Although he was the man responsible for its technology, Farnsworth appeared only once on a television program. On July 3, 1957, he was a mystery guest (“Doctor X”) on the TV quiz show I’ve Got A Secret. He fielded questions from the panel as they unsuccessfully tried to guess his secret (“I invented electronic television.”). For stumping the panel, he received $80 and a carton of Winston cigarettes.


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